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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Practice of Medicine

 
New law allows greater flexibility for physician assistants
5/6/2016

Countersignature changes enhance the physician and physician assistant team by improving efficiency without compromising the delivery of high-quality patient care.

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LGH completes Joint Commission accreditation
4/7/2016

Providers should pay continued attention to three standards: read back and verify critical values, history and physical, and completed consents.

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Breast cancer screening recommendations cause confusion
3/4/2016

Daleela Dodge, M.D., says despite recent changes to guidelines, breast self-exams and clinical breast exams save lives.

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Valuable medical appointment costs nothing for older adults
3/4/2016

An Annual Wellness Visit, a free benefit for all Medicare beneficiaries, often leads to identifying issues not discussed during a routine office visit.

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The Universal Protocol prevents wrong person, procedure and site surgeries
3/4/2016

The protocol emphasizes patient identification and pre-procedure verification, site marking and the time-out process.

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Updated sepsis definition focuses on ‘life-threatening organ dysfunction’
3/4/2016

Old definition – tied to inflammatory changes – often led to overdiagnosis of the condition.

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Have a patient safety concern? Find out who to call
2/5/2016

There are numerous ways to report issues or concerns involving compliance, patient safety or a specific case.

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Physician Advisors will review all Medicare inpatient cases discharged after one midnight
2/5/2016

All admitting providers should remain diligent about outlining medical necessity for hospitalization and reasons for expecting at least two full days of hospital care.

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Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee news: Vasopressin removed from code trays
2/5/2016

Also: Providers asked to limit utilization of fentanyl and hydromorphone PCAs to patients with documented allergy/intolerance to morphine.

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