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Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room.
In 2017, around one-third of prescriptions for antimicrobials in participating Australian hospitals were assessed as not compliant with treatment guidelines. Almost 1 in 4 antimicrobial prescriptions were assessed as inappropriate.
The findings come in a report, Antimicrobial prescribing practice in Australian hospitals: Results of the 2017 Hospital National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey, released today by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission).
The Hospital National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (Hospital NAPS) is an annual survey of antimicrobial prescribing in Australian hospitals conducted by the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), as part of the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) Surveillance System. The NAPS was developed to provide a detailed assessment of antimicrobial prescribing practices and to support national comparisons.
Resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials is recognised worldwide as a critical threat to public health. This report coincides with the global campaign for Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November), endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), which encourages everyone to play a role in tackling antibiotic resistance.
I wanted to get more info on how other hospitals give IV Heparin bolus/push
Can it be given as IV push over 1 min- 5min, what is the max?
Can we give as IV bolus, do we use the IV bag drip to give bolus or do we mix 5000 unit/50ml NS/D5W over10- 30 min,
What is the max rate to be given at?
IV Heparin bolus=_________________
IV heparin push ___________________
Can you please give me some information or a protocol you use at your institution
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded seven organizations new cooperative agreements to partner with the agency in developing, improving, updating, or expanding quality measures for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP). These cooperative agreements, authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), represent the first funding initiative supporting public-private efforts to develop measures for the Quality Payment Program. Through these partnerships, CMS will work closely with external organizations—such as clinical professional organizations and specialty societies, patient advocacy groups, educational institutions, independent research institutions, and health systems—to develop and implement measures that offer the most promise for improving patient care.
U.S News released the 2018-2019 best hospitals in the U.S. rankings. Data was analyzed from nearly 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank hospitals in 16 adult specialties including cancer, diabetes, rheumatology and more.
Read more: https://abouthealthtransparency.org/2018/08/u-s-news-releases-2018-19-best-hospitals-rankings/