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Family Medicine Obstetrics

Whether you offer comprehensive pregnancy care in your primary care facility, or provide prenatal and postpartum care, this book delivers the guidance you need to optimize health for both mothers and their babies. It covers all aspects of birth care, from preconception counseling and prenatal care, through labor and delivery (both low-risk and complicated), to postpartum care and the first month of life. The completely revised third edition includes the most up-to- date, evidence-based standards of care. It offers information that is patient centered, prevention oriented, educational, and sensitive to the care of the whole woman and her family.Features a reader-friendly outline/narrative format for ease of use in daily clinical practice. Describes how to care for patients with a wide range of medical conditions during pregnancy as well as pregnancy-related conditions. Takes a whole-family approach to maternity care, with discussions of maternal and paternal adjustment, marital adjustment, sibling adjustment, single-parent families, and return-to-work issues. Provides patient and family education materials on a full range of topics, from nutrition in pregnancy to breastfeeding.Features a section on alternative medicine in maternity care. Provides detailed instruction for a wide array of procedures, including cesarean delivery, perineal repair of simple and complex lacerations, circumcision, assisted deliveries, and amnioinfusion.A continued strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine includes an ongoing summary of Level A recommendations throughout the text.A new chapter summarizes practical applications of how to incorporate continuous quality improvement and enhanced medical safety into the maternity care setting.A new section details which immunizations can be used safely during pregnancy.A section on "Centering Pregnancy" discusses this new model of care and how it incorporates longitudinal group.  
books.google.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Big Data and Visual Analytics in Anaesthesia and Health Care

Read how data analytics applied to big data are facilitating outcomes research and quality improvement efforts.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Diagnostic error remains a pervasive, underappreciated problem, US report says

Diagnostic errors contribute to approximately 10% of patient deaths and to as many as 17% of hospital adverse events, yet have remained largely ignored in recent quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, a new report from the US Institute of Medicine has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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SCD: Algorithm Improves Veno-occlusive Episode Care in Kids

A quality improvement algorithm using specific interventions improved ED care for vaso-occlusive episodes in children with sickle cell disease, a new study has shown.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Residents' Knowledge of Quality Improvement

Could the addition of group quality projects to residency training improve residents' understanding of quality improvement?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Success With a Home BP Monitoring Program in Colorado

This article reports on the success of a quality improvement initiative aimed to help primary care practices encourage use of home BP monitoring.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Readmission After Pulmonary Resection: Scoping the Problem

As quality improvement efforts focus on decreasing readmission rates, surgeons evaluate the readmissions seen following pulmonary resections.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Final Rules for Meaningful Use Announced

They do not stray much from the original proposals, but an additional comment period raises hopes for changes in stage 3.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Rehospitalizations Following Sepsis: Common and Costly

Sepsis management is wide-open for quality improvement. Where to begin?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

NICE, in partnership with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), has produced this quality improvement guide for board members working in (or with) hospitals. The aim is twofold: to reduce the risk of harm from healthcare-associated infections for patients, staff and visitors; and to reduce the costs associated with preventable infection.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Organizational Culture and Quality Improvement in the NICU

Studies have shown that in most hospital units a group culture, promoting teamwork, has shown to be associated with better patient outcomes. The results from this study in the NICU may surprise you.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Collaborative Approach Reduces Unneeded Bronchiolitis Care

A new study expanded quality improvement work from children's hospitals into community hospitals.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Bill Allows Mass Exemptions From EHR Meaningful Use Penalty

The measure, awaiting the president's signature, would make it easier for Medicare to exempt physicians from a 3% penalty because they were not given enough time to meet MU requirements in 2015.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Assessing EM Patient Safety and QI Milestones Using Debates

Find out more about 'EM Debates' -- and learn about the promising role they could play in educating EM residents on patient safety issues and quality improvement.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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CMS Promises Meaningful Use Replacement This Year

Major changes to the controversial EHR incentive program could take effect as early as 2017. 'We have to get the hearts and minds of the physicians back,' says the head of CMS. 'I think we lost them.'  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Over 200,000 EPs Will See Meaningful Use Fines This Year

It is unclear whether penalties will be assessed in 2017 and 2018, in light of CMS acting administrator's comments about status of meaningful use.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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QI Cuts Duration of Antibiotics for Uncomplicated SSTIs

A four-part quality improvement (QI) initiative significantly reduces the duration of antibiotics prescribed for uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in children, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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CMS Releases Details on Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions

New rules pursuant to a recently enacted law allow physician groups and hospitals with employed physicians to submit single applications for 2017 exceptions.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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ACS-NSQIP for Gauging Risk in Emergency Surgery Patients

A widely used tool for predicting surgical outcomes, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), is less accurate when used in emergency surgical patients than in elective cases, new findings show.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Naming contest for ACEP initiative on quality improvement - $250 prize

Are you creative? Got a knack for acronyms and catchy names? Want to have bragging rights on naming a major American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) initiative? Want to win a $250 prize? Here is your chance. ALiEM has partnered with ACEP to help be the social media wing in their ambitious, grand-scale quality improvement collaborative based on Choosing Wisely recommendations.  
aliem.com
almost 4 years ago