SHM issues position statements on ultrasound and abdominal paracentesis | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
One statement from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) reviewed the use of point-of-care ultrasound, while the other offered 12 recommendations on the use of ultrasound guidance for adult abdominal paracentesis.
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New score for syncope may predict risk of echocardiography findings | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The authors said that the score, if validated, could improve resource use and promote high-value care.
Credentialing and training hospitalists to use handheld ultrasounds.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in cooperation with ACP, are offering a course on bedside ultrasound use, Nov. 13-15, 2014, at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Guidelines on peripheral vascular ultrasound and physiologic testing | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
New guidelines describe the appropriate uses of arterial ultrasound and physiological testing for patients with known or suspected peripheral vascular disorders.
Handheld echocardiography doesn't reduce length of stay vs. usual care | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Length of stay on hospitalist service didn't differ for inpatients managed with handheld echocardiography versus usual care, a study found.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
Appropriate uses considered for echocardiography in common clinical scenarios | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Telemonitoring no more effective than usual care after hospitalization in heart failure patients
Withholding anticoagulation after negative compression ultrasound carries low VTE risk | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Heart failure patients discharged from ED often have significant mortality risksAHA, ACC issue statement on prevention of in-hospital torsade de pointes