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Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Case A 67-year-old man with a 30 pack-year history of cigarette smoking, who has hypertension, diabetes, and mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis and sensory loss for the past 6 hours. Physical examination performed in the emergency department reveals a regular heart rhythm with otherwise normal heart sounds. Lungs are clear to auscultation,…

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How a skilled nursing facility improved readmissions, clinical quality and its finances

How a skilled nursing facility improved readmissions, clinical quality and its finances

Skilled nursing facilities are moving into the digital age, and the impact is being felt in areas ranging from hospital readmissions to workforce efficiency and clinical quality. Increasingly, skilled nursing facilities are using new approaches to improve not only their own performance but the wellbeing of the healthcare system generally.“The burden of paperwork in these buildings is absolutely astounding,” said…

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EMS stroke field triage improves outcomes

EMS stroke field triage improves outcomes

REPORTING FROM ISC 2018   LOS ANGELES – An emergency medical services protocol to identify large vessel occlusions and deliver patients to a comprehensive stroke center if it is within 30 minutes of travel time reduced the time to recanalization when compared against a separate protocol that optimized transfer of such patients from primary to comprehensive stroke centers.The findings, which…

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