Impact of critical care nursing on 30-day mortality of mechanically ventillated older adults

by jmiller on June 11, 2014

Article concludes”Patients in hospitals with better critical care nurse work environments and higher proportions of critical care nurses with bachelor’s degree in nursing experienced significantly lower odds of death.”  (Crit Care Med, May)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Resistant Hypertension: A review of Diagnosis and Management

by jmiller on June 11, 2014

This JAMA “Grand Rounds” CME article concludes that an increasing body of evidence has suggested benefits of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, such as eplerenone and spironolactone, in improving blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension, regardless of cirulating aldosterone levels.  … learn more

The $50,000 Physical

by jmiller on June 11, 2014

This JAMA “Piece of Mind”…  This interesting vignette illustrates how an annual physical caused a healthy 85 year old to go through a battery of tests that left him impaired afterwards as a result of this “harmless” physical.   The author’s … learn more

Reminder! UpToDate is available remotely and has an app available as well!

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

If you would like to know more about accessing UpToDate remotely through our Intranet, click here to learn more!… learn more

Succinct review of the new VTE prevention and management guidelines

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

VTE is a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States.  The American College of Chest Physicians Antithrombotic Guidelines, 9th Edition, includes a large number of clinical practice recommendations regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous thromboembolism.  … learn more

Primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents: USPSTF recommendation statement

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Infectious diseases specialty intervention is associated with decreased mortality and lower healthcare costs

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

This article concludes ” ID interventions are associated with improved patient outcomes.  Early ID interventions are also associated wtih reduced costs for Medicare beneficiaties and select infections.  (CID, Jan)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Celebrate the Career of Errol Phillip, MD

by Medical Staff Office on June 9, 2014

Dr . Phillip started practicing family medicine in 1972 at South County Health Center.  He was instrumental in establishing the center, which was set up to serve patients in an area where there was a lack of physicians.

Dr. Phillip … learn more

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