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Putting Metadata to Work for Your Patient Education

One of the truisms of patient education is that it has to work seamlessly in your clinical workflow. The best piece of education is useless if clinicians can’t easily prescribe it and patients can’t easily access it. Fortunately, there are many ways to effectively deliver patient education—whether ...

By |2020-07-23T19:42:46-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Orthopedics: Reopening in the Time of Coronavirus

The impact of the novel coronavirus will be felt for years to come, in ways expected and unexpected, but its transformation of the health care system is already in motion. From the earliest days of the pandemic, the U.S. healthcare system was stressed in ways it’s never ...

By |2020-07-27T09:30:18-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Keep Patients Safe

When the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States—in January—it would have been hard to imagine that seven months later, the country would still be breaking records for new cases and staring down the prospect of rapidly rising rates of hospitalization and deaths. Unfortunately, ...

By |2020-07-23T14:24:44-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Comorbidities and COVID-19

One of the cruelties of COVID-19 is the danger it poses to the most vulnerable populations. Even as we’re still learning more about how the coronavirus is spread and how it affects long-lasting populations, its lethality among seniors and those with pre-existing conditions is coming into clear ...

By |2020-07-15T09:08:06-05:00June 17th, 2020|

NICU Infection Prevention and Visitation

The hospital landscape—and indeed the entire world—has changed over the past few months since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.  Hospital administrators and healthcare workers have seen changes come at a near-breakneck speed as new evidence about the ...

By |2020-07-08T14:59:42-05:00June 17th, 2020|

Infection Prevention Considerations for COVID-19

Infection prevention and control in the time of COVID-19 has been the beneficiary of both challenges and opportunities. The challenges have involved implementation of best practices in the areas of personal protective equipment (PPE) use, performance of hand hygiene, early recognition of infection, isolation, patient placement and ...

By |2020-06-29T12:02:28-05:00June 17th, 2020|

Labor and Delivery in the days of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has changed almost every aspect of our lives, and the daily goings-on in our Labor and Delivery unit are no exception. Here’s an example of how COVID-19 affects a typical day for on our unit. My L&D floor is essentially an Emergency Department for ...

By |2020-06-29T12:04:14-05:00May 18th, 2020|