ORIGINAL RESEARCH

LAXATIVE USE WITH PATIENT-CONTROLLED ANALGESIA IN THE HOSPITAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTCOMES

Laxatives were infrequently prescribed in hospitalized patients receiving IV opioids.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

PREVENTING WRONG-PATIENT ELECTRONIC ORDERS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

A CPOE alert that prompts the ordering clinician to verify the patient's identity reduced near-miss events by 30%.


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CLINICAL REVIEW

SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF STROKE CAREGIVERS ACROSS THE CARE CONTINUUM

Strategies that clinicians can implement that may help reduce caregiver strain and burden are identified.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

USING A MEDICAL INTERPRETER WITH PERSONS OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Recommended strategies and communication techniques to use when working with a medical interpreter are described.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

DOES HIGHER BMI DIRECTLY INCREASE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE?
MAYBE NOT . . .

Obesity was not associated with increased risk of MI or death among monozygotic twin pairs.

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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

PATIENT-PHYSICIAN COMMUNICATION AND DIABETES SELF-CARE

Diabetes self-care communication increases patient satisfaction, improves adherence, and leads to better clinical outcomes.

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