Characteristics associated with postdischarge medication errors

by jmiller on August 20, 2014

This article (Mayo Clin Proc, Aug) concludes, “Medication errors are present in approximately half of patients after hospital discharge and are more common among patients with lower numeracy or health literacy.  Click here to read full-text.… learn more

Is hospital admission for heart failure really necessary? The role of the ED and observation unit in preventing hospitalization and rehospitalization

by jmiller on August 20, 2014

“Evidence-based therapies have resulted in improvements in the outpatient mangement of HF.  Despite an increasingly complex population of patients, the overall length of hospital stay has decreased.  However, post-discharge event rates remain disturbingly high and it is not clear that … learn more

Leisure-time running reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk

by jmiller on July 30, 2014

“Running, even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds <6 mi. hr, is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease.  This study may motivate health but sendentary individuals to begin and continue running … learn more

“Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions” and accompanying editorial “Are nurses an answer to new primary care needs?”

by jmiller on July 30, 2014

This systematic review and editorial appear not in a nursing journal, but rather in the current, prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine.  The article concludes “A team approach that uses nurse-managed protocols may have positive effects on the outpatient management … learn more

AUGS/IUGA conference brings international surgeons to AAMC

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Last week, urogynecologic surgeons from around the world came to AAMC for the 2014 American Urogynecologic Society/International Urogynecological Association (AUGS/IUGA) Scientific Meeting. Led by Briana Walton, MD, director of the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, participants practiced their surgical … learn more

Celebrating nursing excellence: Magnet site visit recap and next steps

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Last week was one filled with pride for Anne Arundel Medical Center. On July 21, 22 and 23, we had our Magnet® site visit—a critical step in our journey to Magnet recognition.

What is Magnet? The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes … learn more

Clatanoff Pavilion undergoing “refresh”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Exciting news: The Clatanoff Pavilion, where much of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Center is located, is getting a refresh. We are creating a more welcoming, secure and contemporary environment for patients and families.

Construction began July … learn more

Drs. Park and Belyansky direct advanced hernia surgical symposium

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Adrian Park, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, and Igor Belyansky, MD, director of the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program, led the surgical symposium “Advanced Hernia in General Surgery” on June 26 and 27. The event, which attracted … learn more

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