Messy Moments

The hospitalist decides to keep a patient until she’s been afebrile for 24 hours. The supervising resident, after talking with the family, wants to discharge the patient. Neither explains their reasons. But the attending’s tone clearly declares – The decision’s made: the patient stays. The resident wonders: “How am I supposed to learn to practice […]

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Patient preference survey finds drop in telehealth use; ER visits compared to 2021

Fewer Americans are using telehealth compared to earlier in the pandemic, a new survey has found. Stericycle Communication Solutions, a patient engagement solutions vendor, released the results of its third annual survey, which reached more than 1,000 adults. It found that 45% of respondents had used telehealth in the last year, compared to 78% in 2021 and

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Lifelong Learning is Our Obligation to Our Patients

Interview with Satheesh Elangovan BDS, DSc, DMSc PracticeUpdate: Dr. Elangovan, can you give a brief explanation of what lifelong learning means to you? Dr. Satheesh Elangovan: It is an essential attitude that allows professionals to stay current on recent advances in their chosen field so they can provide the best care to their patients and/or enhance their research interests. PracticeUpdate: Why is

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“Quiet Quiting”

What does ‘quiet quitting’ look like at hospitals? What does ‘quiet quitting’ look like at hospitals? The trend of “quiet quitting” has recently gained traction on social media, referring to a phenomenon in which workers to reduce their enthusiasm at work and stick to the minimum expectations of their role. Some professionals, including Generation Z

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Biased News Story on Nurse Practitioner Profession

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, and Chief Executive Officer David Hebert, JD, of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) issued the following statement regarding WGN’s recent news story maligning the nurse practitioner (NP) profession:  “As our country endures the worst health care crisis in more than

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A Single Vaccine Dose Appears To Protect Against COVID-19. So Why Are We Giving Two?

Tucked inside the Food and Drug Administration’s analyses of Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines was a pleasant discovery: A single injection of either of the two-dose vaccines appears to provide strong protection against the coronavirus. With supplies of the vaccines limited — and hundreds of millions of people waiting for inoculation — this leaves epidemiologists grappling with a complicated question. Should

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