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Welcome to this week's issue of ACP HospitalistWeekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of July 23, 2014
Hand hygiene recommendations released
Several professional societies, including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recently released recommendations on preventing health care-associated infections through hand hygiene. More...
Different factors predict comprehension, adherence to discharge instructions
Elderly patients vary in their comprehension and adherence to post-discharge instructions, with certain factors predicting whether they'll follow different components of the instructions, a new study found. More...
Update issued on VAP prevention strategies
An update was released last week on strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. More...
History of ischemic stroke raises risk of adverse events after noncardiac surgery
A history of ischemic stroke, especially within the previous 9 months, was associated with a higher risk of adverse events after noncardiac surgery, a new study found. More...
From ACP Hospitalist
Nomination deadline for Top Hospitalists is July 25
ACP Hospitalist will accept nominations for its seventh annual Top Hospitalists issue in November, which will feature the best and brightest in hospital medicine, until July 25, 2014. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP HospitalistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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