Tag: "orders" at medical news
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...plight of Terry Schiavo. Increasing usage of these orders
can factor into the interpretation of clinical obs...a, San Francisco investigated the incidence of DNR orders
in a large population of hospital patients. When sex and ethnicity differences in the use of DNR ord...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality
...physicians enter at least 75 percent of medication orders
online. Currently, fewer than 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved this standard. Northwestern Memorial is also a national leader in using bar coding and robotic technology for specimen processing. Nearly three million laboratory tests ...
Panacea or Pandora's box
...nsform paper-based prescriptions into computerized orders
sent directly the hospital's pharmacy. Since then...s. Examples of these errors are when a physician orders
the wrong dose of a drug because the CPOE system displays pharmacy warehouse information that is mis...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...450 feet. And, in a post-script, an appeals court orders
a new trial based in part on "scientific trials" and conversations conducted by jurors outside the courthouse, without the judge's knowledge. In between, the limits of the human visual system are explored. Loftus, who testified as an expert witness...
Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
INDIANAPOLIS Computer-assisted standing orders
for nurses significantly improve influenza and pne... colleagues report that computer-assisted standing orders
for nurses achieve even higher rates of adult inpatient immunization than computerized physician rem...
Computerized orders effective in increasing administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines
Computer-based standing orders
are more effective than computerized reminders to ...gues compared the effects of computerized standing orders
for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in a randomized trial using the computerized physician remin...
Safer drug prescribing for seniors in nursing homes: Canada leads the way
...y computers (laptops and PCs). They can also place orders
through the system from their outside offices or homes. As a result of this leading effort, Baycrest will be the site of a 'landmark study' (funded with a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcar...
Delays in test result reviewing common
...patients, prioritize their workflow and track test orders
through to completion. "Our survey findings suggest that significant problems exist with test result management systems in primary care physicians' offices," the authors write. "The high frequency of reported delays is important since self-reporting...
FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients
... many tissues increased over time and were several orders
of magnitude higher than plasma concentrations (particularly in the GI tract, bone and liver). Steady state tissue concentrations in bone and liver were achieved in dogs between 4 and 26 weeks. Relatively high levels of lanthanum remained in these ...
Call for randomised criminal-justice trials
... 100 million and 21 000 drug treatment and testing orders
later, UK criminal justice still does not know whether such orders
are safe, effective, and cost effective. We know their cost, but not their value. In 2004-05, less c...
Attention to detail can make kids' hospital stays shorter, less costly & less frequent
...nstance, the pulmonologists developed standardized orders
that doctors and nurses could follow for each pati... asthma inpatients, and we found that the standard orders
and documentation issues created a lot of discussion and interest." Sedman emphasizes th...
Health care treatment differs by race
... Asian women are submissive and will obey doctors' orders
-- is responsible for the study's finding that Asian women were more likely than white women to be prescribed pain medication. Kposowa and Tsunokai chose back-pain treatment for their study because "virtually everyone" suffers from back pain at some ...
Serious allergic reactions in cancer patients call for expert nursing intervention
...an, nurse practitioner, and initiating physician's orders
for management of the patient's symptoms. Providing proper emotional support to the patient and family is another important management component. "Naturally, patients are nervous to find out that what we give them for treatment may cause a reacti...
Canadian doctors don't know costs of prescribed treatments
...ors surveyed could not estimate the costs of their orders
to patients within 25 per cent of the actual costs. And not only do they not know the costs, in many cases they are "wild" in their guessing, says Dr. Michael Allan, a professor in the U of A Department of Family Medicine and a co-author of the study...
Time with patients, staff support boost flu shot rates
Even when doctors have standing orders
to give flu shots to older patients, they dont do it often enough because of lack of time or adequate staff support, a recent study has found. The researchers, who observed 243 patients in doctors office in San Diego, Rochester, N.Y., and Albuquerque...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (second issue)
...onia patients to issue standing hospital discharge orders
that would call for current influenza vaccine and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine, plus a smoking cessation program if needed, for all recovered pneumonia patients. The study and editorial appear in the second issue for April 2004 of the American Tho...
Heart attack patients face 25% lower death risk if hospitals follow national care standards
...ercent of the patients were treated using standard orders
that guide doctors and nurses on care. But after GAP was implemented, this percentage approached 46 percent. Even better was the improvement in use of the discharge tool that is designed to help patients understand and take charge of their care. Wri...
Questions raised on DNR orders and shorter hospital stays
...st-discharge death rate in patients with early DNR orders
could reflect positive changes in end-of-life care, such as more widespread use of hospice, or could indicate a decline in the quality of care for terminally ill patients. The researchers caution that additional studies are needed to examine whe...
UC San Diego scientists unveil pilot project for automated monitoring of animal behavior
...s, Belongie expects at least an improvement of two orders
of magnitude in the automated collection and processing of monitoring data. "Continuous monitoring and mining of animal physiological and behavioral data will allow medical researchers to detect subtle patterns expressible only over lengthy longitudi...
Trials on hormone therapy and hypertension treatment change practice, medication usage of patients
...he authors used data on alpha-blocker prescription orders
reported in the National Prescription Audit, a ran...99 and 2002, new annual alpha-blocker prescription orders
declined by 26 percent (from 5.15 million to 3.79 million), dispensed prescriptions by 22 percent (f...
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