ORIGINAL RESEARCH

A MULTIPRONGED APPROACH TO DECREASE THE RISK OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION AT A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY

Three interventions were implemented: an antibiotic stewardship program, a reduction in the use of acid suppression therapy, and enhanced use of probiotics.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

PATIENTS, PERSISTENCE, AND PARTNERSHIP: CREATING AND SUSTAINING PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCILS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING

The steps followed by one center in creating their successful program in described.


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CLINICAL REVIEW

TREATMENTS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Improved strategies have emerged in the past several years.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME IN ADOLESCENTS

Diagnosing this complex, heterogeneous disorder poses particular diagnostic problems in pubertal patients.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

BETAMETHASONE BEFORE ALL LATE PRETERM DELIVERIES?

Administration of betamethasone in the late preterm period prevents adverse neonatal respiratory outcomes.



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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

ENHANCING THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES: FOCUS ON PROGNOSIS AND GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

Bedside nurses practice the skills needed for palliative care discussions in a unique interactive workshop.

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