A pulmonologist explained updated guidelines and offered tips on optimal care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Hospitalist-led services can increase efficiency and safety.
Some of the most commonly used parenteral drugs include ampicillin-sulbactam, piperacillin-tazobactam and ertapenem, but clinicians also need to decide whether patients need coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Maintaining upright positioning and adequate positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) are important in managing obese ventilated patients.
A wound care expert reviewed the stages of pressure ulcers (or injuries).
Adding methadone to opioids can help with intractable pain.
This issue also includes conference coverage about improving diagnosis and Brief Case submissions fromand.
Also in this issue, conference coverage brings you communication strategies from the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.
And as always, we'll continue to include the features and departments you've come to expect, from conference coverage to our popular ‘Test Yourself’ case studies.
Best uses include acute hypercarbic respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.