October 2015

Taking better care of transgender patients

Hospitals working to improve resources, education, and training for transgender care

Maintain vigilance for MERS

Updated criteria, expert advice on when to suspect Middle East respiratory syndrome

Change in the air for oxygen delivery

High-flow oxygen gaining ground in adult ICUs

Mandatory flu vaccines work but can raise issues for workers

More hospitals requiring flu shots for health care workers

Acute decompensated heart failure

Morning Report, a new feature, discusses the clinical and administrative aspects of a fictional but realistic hospital case from admission to discharge

Engaging a team to stop C. diff

A 528-bed acute care hospital reduced rates by 53% over 2 years

Panel picks appropriate uses for PICCs

An expert discusses new collaborative recommendations

ICD-10: New documentation opportunities

Depression, sepsis, respiratory failure, stroke, and heart disease are discussed


For thousands of years, ancient civilizations in Asia Minor have been cultivating the opium poppy

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes a cover story on determining admission or discharge for chest pain and articles on improving care of transgender patients, remaining on the alert for Middle East respiratory syndrome, and more

MKSAP quiz on chest pain

Cases involving chest pain are presented

New cholesterol drug class; FDA investigates gadolinium

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

Beta-blockers and mortality in afib and sepsis, corticosteroids in CAP, dual versus triple antiplatelet therapy, and more

In the News

Unnecessary telemetry, CAP rates and causes, sepsis and acute kidney injury, and more