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

THE DAILY SAFETY BRIEF IN A SAFETY NET HOSPITAL: DEVELOPMENT AND OUTCOMES

To increase the safety of patients, employees, and visitors, 25 departments report daily on a call that lasts just 9.5 minutes.



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CLINICAL REVIEW

INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT AND CORRECT ANTIRETROVIRAL MEDICATION ERRORS IN PATIENTS WITH HIV

The causes of ART errors are multifactorial and should be addressed using comprehensive approaches tailored to the specific health care setting.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

NONPHARMACOLOGIC TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN—A CRITICAL DOMAINS APPROACH

Interventions that actively engage the patient in pain management, such as exercise, behavioral activation, sleep hygiene, and stress management, are reviewed.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION MAY LEAD TO INCREASED RISK OF FALLS

The effectiveness of vitamin D for reducing the risk of functional decline in older adults was examined in a randomized controlled trial.


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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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