Alec Release-12 upgrade goes live Feb. 8

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

On February 8, a complete upgrade of the ALEC system will take place. We have been working with our IT department to ensure that this will be a smooth transition in both the acute care setting and ambulatory clinics. All … learn more

Acute coronary syndrome and ST elevation MI: The importance of calling 911

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

Seventy percent of acute coronary syndrome deaths occur outside of the hospital. As an accredited chest pain center, AAMC’s heart team needs your help in educating the public on the importance of calling 911 for suspected heart attack symptoms. Please … learn more

National IV fluid shortage

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

Please be aware that the national shortage on saline solutions for IV infusion continues and is expected to remain for some time. Thank you for your efforts to conserve this product and use alternative approaches whenever possible.

Baxter, our IV … learn more

Heart Month events

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

February is Heart Month and AAMC has many events planned to educate and raise awareness about heart health. Click here for details.… learn more

New leaders and board members

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

AAMC has two new senior leaders:
Julie McGovern, Vice President, Human Resources: Julie joins us from Chilton Hospital and Atlantic Health System in New Jersey and has executive experience in various HR roles, including health benefits administration, talent … learn more

Help start the conversation about palliative care

by Medical Staff Office on January 28, 2014

Too often, family members are left to make difficult decisions about care for a loved one who is at the end of his or her life. Emotions are running high and, without clear instructions from the patient, the family may … learn more

A 2-hour diagnostic protocol for possible cardiac chest pain in the Emergency Department and commentary: Rapid evaluation of chest pain in the Emergency Department

by jmiller on January 24, 2014

From JAMA, (Jan), concludes: “Using the accelerated diagnostic protocol in the experimental pathway almost doubled the proportion of patients with chest pain discharged early.  Clinicians could discharge approximately 1 of 5 patients with chest pain to outpatient follow-up monitoring in … learn more

Advance Directives in the Operating Room: Revised Statement – American College of Surgeons

by jmiller on January 24, 2014

The American College of Surgeons (Bull Am Coll Surg, Jan)  has issued a revised statement from its original 1994 policy on Advance Directies in the operating room.  Basically, there is now a requirement that a “reconsideration discussion” should occur as … learn more

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