Contextual issues influencing implementation and oucomes associated with an integrated approach to managing pain, agitation and delirium in adult ICUs

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

This has been a very “hot” topic here at AAMC…  This study (Critical Care Mdicine, Sept) was designed to identify which contextual factors facilitates/hinder the implementation of the awakening, breathing, coordination, delirium and early mobility (ABCDE) bundle for guidance in … learn more

Risk of major adverse cardiac events following noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary stents

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

This article (Jama, Oct 7) concludes “among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery within 2 years of coronary stent placement, major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were associated with emergency surgery and advanced cardiac disease but not stent type and or timing of … learn more

Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality

by jmiller on December 10, 2013

“Increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Howver, the association between nut consumption and mortality remains unclear.  In two large, independent cohorts of nurses and … learn more

AAMC to develop cancer rehabilitation program

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

The DeCesaris Cancer Institute and Rehabilitation Medicine are excited to announce the development of a comprehensive cancer rehabilitation program. Carol Tweed, MD, will serve as medical advisor.

Twenty-five clinicians from across the rehabilitation and cancer institute departments have been selected … learn more

AAMC among busiest, highest quality hospitals in Baltimore area

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

The Baltimore Business Journal recently noted AAMC as the third busiest hospital (measured by admissions) in the Baltimore region. In addition, we were noted for high quality in maternity care, surgery, and overall quality as rated by patients. Click herelearn more

Nursing Grand Rounds: How to make #socialmedia your BFF

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

Friday, December 13, 11am-1pm in the Doordan Institute, 7th Floor, Belcher Pavilion
Ever wonder if you’re making the most of social media? If you can use it at work and what’s appropriate? Get answers and join a lively discussion on … learn more

United Way Wine, Beer and Cheese Event

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

You’re invited to the annual Wine, Beer and Cheese tasting on Friday, November 22. The event is brought to you by the AAMC United Way campaign. Click here for details.… learn more

In the News: New Statin Guidelines

by jmiller on November 13, 2013

New statin guidelines were issued by the American Heart Association this past week (Circulation, Nov 12).  The guidelines recommend statin therapy for people without cardiovascular disease who are 40 to 75 years old and have a 7.5 % or higher … learn more

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