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

HOW TO MANAGE FAMILY-CENTERED ROUNDS

A model for operationalizing presentations and decisionmaking with families at the bedside.




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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

RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Providers should have a high degree of suspicion for NAFLD and approach the workup and diagnosis in an incremental, stepwise fashion.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

TARGETING THE HOME ENVIRONMENT MAY HELP WITH WEIGHT CONTROL

The intervention achieved reduced energy intake and improved health behaviors in the home.



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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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