The 29 new recommendations from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) cover preprocedure steps, procedure techniques, postprocedure care, and training.
Study affirms recommendations to collect blood cultures before initiating antimicrobial therapy for sepsis
Although early treatment is key in sepsis management, obtaining blood cultures after initiation of empirical antimicrobial treatment reduces culture sensitivity, a diagnostic study found.
The pathway from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) extends from ED presentation through the first postdischarge visit and focuses on optimizing patient care and improving outcomes, rather than reducing length of stay or readmissions.
Patients whose Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation (GO-FAR) score at hospital admission is 14 or above can be told that they have a very low likelihood of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest without some neurologic impairment, study authors said.