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 care providers regarding the issues involved in cesarean delivery reduction will also be challenging This article reviews the indications for primary cesarean and how to mange abnormally progressing labor. (Obstet Gynecol Mar) Click here to view full-text.
Medical Staff Updates
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. The article takes the reader through 3 treatment options based on the new guidelines. (NEJM, April 24) Click here to read full text.
Safety and feasibility of a diagnostic algorithm combining clinical probability, d-Dimer testing, and ultrasonography for suspected upper extremity deep venous thrombosisby 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.
UpToDate Mobile (Free) and NEW INTRANET Remote Access Now Available to AAMC Medical and Hospital Staffby 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 devices. Free continuing education credits when you research a clinical question using UTD onsite or remotely – including your mobile device. Questions: call or email Joyce Miller, email@example.com, ext 4877. To read more about how to access remotely and obtain the app, click here.
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 stay? Lunch to go will be available. We look forward to having you join us for this celebration in your honor. Find Deip’s fabulous menu here.
- Deip’s Famous Pho Soup
- Deip’s Favorite Egg Rolls
- Assorted Fruit
- Assorted Sushi
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Grilled Chicken
- Poached Salmon
- Couscous Salad
- Gourmet Pizzas
- Assorted Desserts
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 transition especially medical staff. Find an update here.
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. I hope you were able to make it to the physician lounge in Hospital Pavilion South today to enjoy the gourmet catered lunch. In addition, the AAMC Foundation thanks these physicians from our Medical Staff whose efforts have helped to secure community philanthropic support to advance healthcare.
We recently revamped our “99213″ publication for community providers. “In Practice” is an expanded publication with themed issues by major service line. The goal of the publication is to equip community providers with helpful information to manage their practice and enhance patient care. The first issue focuses on our DeCesaris Cancer Institute. All medical staff members will receive a copy in the mail. View the issue here.