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Details on a warning and label changes related to accidental overdoses of morphine sulfate, and more.
Peripheral IV catheter failure rates similar, regardless of dressing or securement device | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Adult patients who were expected to require a peripheral IV catheter for at least 24 hours were randomized to receive tissue adhesive with polyurethane dressing, bordered polyurethane dressing, a securement device with polyurethane dressing, or the
A chance encounter with an old friend leads our editorial advisor to reminisce about patients past.
Details on approval of a new drug for Clostridium difficile, a new test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and more.
Research has shown that speakers systematically overestimate how well their messages are understood by listeners, and assume a listener has all the same knowledge they do. Verbal updates and read-backs can help.
Timelines can help but shouldn't always be followed to the letter.
Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) is increasingly common in hospitals, in part because they are easy to use and there is a perception that they carry less risk of infection. But PICCs shouldn't necessarily be the default line
An expert discusses new collaborative recommendations.