Obstetric care consensus: safe prevention of the primary Cesarean delivery

by jmiller on April 24, 2014

The rapid increase in cesarean birth rates from 1996 to 2011 without clear evidence of concomitant decreases in materna or neonatal morbidity or mortality raises significant concern that cesarean delivery is overused.  Changing the local culture and attitudes of obstetric … learn more

The guidelines battle on starting statins

by jmiller on April 24, 2014

This “Clinical Decision Making”  article explores understanding the cardiovascular diesease risk functions – Aim, development, and evaluation – through a case vignette on whether to begin ..or not begin statis therapy and when to monitor, or not monitor LDL cholesterol.  … learn more

Safety and feasibility of a diagnostic algorithm combining clinical probability, d-Dimer testing, and ultrasonography for suspected upper extremity deep venous thrombosis

by jmiller on April 24, 2014

Article concludes: The combination of a clinical decision score, D-dimer testing, and ultrasonography can safely and effectively esclude upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.  (Ann Intern Med, April)Click here  to read full-text.… learn more

UpToDate Mobile (Free) and NEW INTRANET Remote Access Now Available to AAMC Medical and Hospital Staff

by jmiller on April 10, 2014

UpTodate is now available REMOTELY through the Intranet..and also through FREE mobile app to ALL medical and hospital staff.  Easy access to UpToDate by logging in from any computer with an Internet connection.  Free UpToDate Mobile app for most leading … learn more

Annual N95 Respirator Fit Testing

by Medical Staff Office on April 1, 2014

Fit testing clinics will occur Friday, April 4th through Thursday, April 17th in order to facilitate access to testing, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find the schedule here.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires healthcare workers … learn more

Doctors’ Day is March 26: Join us for a celebration in your honor

by Medical Staff Office on March 25, 2014

Members of the medical staff are invited to celebrate with friends and colleagues in the Hospital Pavilion South Medical Staff Lounge on Wednesday, March 26, from 11am to 2pm. Stop by and enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet. Can’t … learn more

ICD-10 update: Ensuring a smooth transition

by Medical Staff Office on March 25, 2014

AAMC is actively preparing for this transition through comprehensive testing and training. We are completing readiness testing in Alec, our electronic medical record, and other systems. In addition, we are providing training opportunities for all of those affected by this … learn more

Medical staff members, special thanks for all you do

by Medical Staff Office on March 25, 2014

On behalf of Anne Arundel Medical Center, in honor of National Doctor’s Day, I want to thank you for your commitment to our patients each and every day and the important contribution you make to improving health in our community. … learn more

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