How Hospitals are Tackling Violence
March 1, 2023
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers suffered more workplace injuries as a result of violence than any other profession, with approximately 654,000 harmed annually,...
Doctors Should Play a Role in Preventing Climate-change-related Health Matters
February 1, 2023
A 5-year-old with second-degree burns on their hands and thighs after playing on a playground with a metal structure in direct sunlight. A 7-year-old child presenting with altered mental status and a...
FAST Program Implementation Guide Success
February 1, 2023
Jefferson Antithrombotic Therapy Team. Front row L to R: Photi Galanis, MD, Julia Westfield, Heather Yenser, CRNP. Back row L to R: Lynda Thomson, PharmD, Dina Orapallo, CRNP, Geno Merli, MD, Tony...
Five Approaches to Change Management in Quality Improvement and Operational Initiatives
January 3, 2023
Dr. McIlraith Dr. Ansari “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War The U.S. has the world’s...
Tips for Properly Documenting and Coding HF
December 1, 2022
As hospitalists, we encounter heart failure (HF) regularly, but we have all seen it documented in a variety of ways (congestive HF (CHF), acute on chronic HF, heart failure with preserved ejection...
Curbing C. difficile Infection in a Hospital
October 3, 2022
Shutterstock.com This article discusses the prevalence of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection in hospitals, the progress that’s been made in recent years in reducing...
How We Improved MOLST Documentation
September 1, 2022
What: Increasing the documentation of end-of-life care preferences (advance directives) during hospital admission for patients with advanced comorbidities admitted to the telemetry/stroke...
Bringing Acute-Level Care to the Patient: Key Steps for Hospital at Home
August 1, 2022
Shutterstock.com As the hospital at home concept and care model gets more attention nationally, hospitalists often provide the leadership, clinical expertise, and labor needed to get these...
Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis and as Hospitalists, It’s Time to Step Up
July 12, 2022
I did not think that becoming a pediatric hospitalist would require me to become an expert in firearm injury, but here I am. Every day more than 300 people are shot in the United States.1,2 That fact...
SIG Spotlight: Quality Improvement
June 1, 2022
More than 25 years ago, hospital medicine was born out of the now obvious-seeming conceit that medical care for hospitalized patients could be qualitatively improved. So it’s no surprise that...