The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has re-designated AAMC as a Cardiac Interventional Center for the next fi ve years. This important designation means AAMC meets state standards to receive patients transported by EMS who are experiencing a STEMI. When EMS providers identify a STEMI patient they take them to the closest designated Cardiac Interventional Center, bypassing non-designated hospitals. Congratulations to everyone on our cardiac team for their continued hard work and dedication in providing the highest level of care to our heart attack patients, and re-earning this recognition.
Medical Staff Updates
Click here to read full-text on the CDC Guidelines regarding Ebola, including PPE donning and doffing.
Measuring our “culture of safety” (how we think of and implement patient safety measures) is important to figuring out where we can improve our safety processes and help reduce errors. Complete the confidential survey here.
October 8, Doordan Institute
5pm: Happy hour and networking
6pm: Chet Burrell, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presents “An Update on the CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program.”
7:30pm: Buffet dinner
The journal article “Improved Coordination of Care for Patients with Abnormal Chest Imaging: the Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program” was published in the October 2014 Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management by Stephen Cattaneo, MD; Maria Geronimo, RN; Teresa Putscher, RN; Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN; and Barry Meisenberg, MD. Read the full article here.
This review article (NEJM, Aug 28) updates the pathogenesis, diagnosis, screening and surveillance, management, endoscopic eradication of dysplasia, management of low-grade dysplasia, and radiofrequency ablation of nondysplastic metaplasia. Click here to read full-text
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.