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WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


Review: Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 Exposure When Performing Surgical Interventions

28 May, 2020 | 09:42h | UTC

Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 exposure when performing surgical interventions during the covid-19 pandemic – Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

 


Systematic Review: Early Warning Scores for Detecting Deterioration in Adult Hospital Patients

22 May, 2020 | 04:34h | UTC

Early warning scores for detecting deterioration in adult hospital patients: systematic review and critical appraisal of methodology – The BMJ

 


Rate of Diagnostic Errors and Related Harms for Major Vascular Events, Infections, and Cancers

21 May, 2020 | 09:14h | UTC

Rate of diagnostic errors and serious misdiagnosis-related harms for major vascular events, infections, and cancers: toward a national incidence estimate using the “Big Three” – Diagnosis

Commentary: Misdiagnoses Common, With Permanent Disability, Death for Many – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 May, 2020 | 22:43h | UTC

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy document from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Related: New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations (report and commentary)

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

See also: Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

 


Radiology Department Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Panel

17 Mar, 2020 | 08:47h | UTC

Radiology Department Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Panel – Radiology (free)

Commentary: Experts stress radiology preparedness for COVID-19 – Radiology Society of North America (free)

 


WHO Guidance: Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:57h | UTC

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”

 


AHRQ Report: 47 Practices to Improve Patient Safety

11 Mar, 2020 | 08:31h | UTC

Making Healthcare Safer III: A Critical Analysis of Existing and Emerging Patient Safety Practices – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

News Release: AHRQ Report Reviews 47 Practices To Improve Patient Safety – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

 


WHO Guideline: Getting your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

27 Feb, 2020 | 08:40h | UTC

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related Guideline: COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses – Public Health England (free)

“WHO just published guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID- 19 in a workplace & protect your customers, contractors & employees. We advise these measures to be taken now, even if coronavirus hasn’t arrived in communities where you operate.” (via @DrTedros see Tweet)

 


Position Paper: Intraoperative Surgical Site Infection Control and Prevention

13 Feb, 2020 | 08:07h | UTC

Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

Related: Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (free guidelines on the subject)

 


Virtual Care: Recommendations for Scaling up Virtual Medical Services

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:32h | UTC

Virtual care: Recommendations for Scaling up Virtual Medical Services – Canadian Medical Association (free PDF)

News Release: New report: a roadmap to improve virtual care in Canada – Canadian Medical Association (free)

 


CDC 2019 Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship

21 Nov, 2019 | 10:34h | UTC

The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free PDF)

CDC Page: Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (free resources)

Commentary: CDC updates ‘core’ antibiotic stewardship elements for hospitals – CIDRAP (free)

 


Report: Safe Ambulatory Care, Strategies for Patient Safety and Risk Reduction

27 Oct, 2019 | 23:33h | UTC

Deep Dive: Safe Ambulatory Care, Strategies for Patient Safety and Risk Reduction – ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Organization (free PDF)

News Release: ECRI Institute: Diagnostic Tests, Medication Pose Biggest Risks to Patients in Ambulatory Care (free)

Commentaries: ECRI Institute: Top 4 Biggest Risks in Ambulatory Care to Watch – HIT Consultant Media (free) AND Top 5 Patient Safety Risks in Ambulatory Care – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being

24 Oct, 2019 | 08:48h | UTC

Homepage: Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine (free resources)

Full Report: Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being (free PDF – registration required)

Commentary: Improving the System to Support Clinician Well-being and Provide Better Patient Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Improving the System to Support Clinician Well-being and Provide Better Patient Care (free audio)

See also: Report Highlights | Key Messages | Report Recommendations | Press Release | Report Release Slides | Social Media Toolkit

 


Helping Clinicians and Patients Navigate Electronic Patient Portals: Ethical and Legal Principles

10 Oct, 2019 | 09:12h | UTC

Helping clinicians and patients navigate electronic patient portals: ethical and legal principles – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

 


How to Improve Healthcare Improvement—an essay by Mary Dixon-Woods

2 Oct, 2019 | 22:24h | UTC

How to improve healthcare improvement—an essay by Mary Dixon-Woods – The BMJ (free)

 


Review: Health Problems in Healthcare Workers

2 Oct, 2019 | 22:19h | UTC

Health problems in healthcare workers: A review – Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (free)

Related: Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review – PLOS One (free) AND Healthcare Staff Wellbeing, Burnout, and Patient Safety: A Systematic Review – PLOS One (free)

 


Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

27 Sep, 2019 | 08:22h | UTC

Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review – Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (free)

Related: Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


Position Paper: Withholding and Withdrawing Life-support in Adults in Emergency Care

25 Sep, 2019 | 08:31h | UTC

Withholding and withdrawing life-support in adults in emergency care: joint position paper from the French Intensive Care Society and French Society of Emergency Medicine – Annals of Intensive Care (free)

 


WHO Campaign: First-ever World Patient Safety Day – September 17, 2019

17 Sep, 2019 | 08:35h | UTC

World Health Organization Campaign on World Patient Safety Day (free resources)

News Release: WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare (free)

See also: Patient Safety Fact Sheet (free) 10 facts on patient safety (free) AND The Lancet Editorial: Patient safety: too little, but not too late (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Vaccines for Health Care Personnel

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:13h | UTC

Vaccines for Health Care Personnel – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Related: Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free) AND Vaccination of healthcare workers: A review – Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics (free)

 


How to Start an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Hospital

28 Aug, 2019 | 02:29h | UTC

How to start an antimicrobial stewardship programme in a hospital – Clinical Microbiology and Infection (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter


Perspective: Why Doctors Still Offer Treatments That May Not Help

27 Aug, 2019 | 01:55h | UTC

Why Doctors Still Offer Treatments That May Not Help – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: When Evidence Says No, But Doctors Say Yes – ProPublica (free) AND Meta-Research: A Comprehensive Review of Randomized Trials Leading to “Medical Reversals” in Three Medical Journals (free) AND 10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too. – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


A Review on Strategies to Manage Physician Burnout

25 Aug, 2019 | 13:39h | UTC

A Review on Strategies to Manage Physician Burnout – Cureus (free)

Related: Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club