- Use the CHA2DS2-VASc score for determining which patients are at greatest risk of stroke.
- Clinicians should take an individualized approach to antithrombotic therapy.
- Strict rate control is preferred over lenient.
- Catheter ablation is a first-line option.
- Recent guidelines from the American college of Cardiology offer important revisions regarding the management of atrial fibrillation.
- Ablation is now a first-line therapy.
- Cardiologists should now use the more precise risk stratification scoring system.
- Tight heart rate control is preferred over lenient control.
- Antithrombotic therapy is to be individualized based on shared decision-making between patient and physician.
- American Society of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians stop prescribing the drug.
- Codeine response is widely variable among children, outcomes are unpredictable.
- This crude opioid is potentially lethal.
- Other drugs are better suited for pediatric clinical scenarios.
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If you have worked in healthcare for more than a few years, you have probably seen at least one crisis develop in your facility. Although every incident can become a crisis, there are some that happen that can have lasting effects for the facility and everyone it touches.
The excitement of opening a new unit or a department expansion is palpable. Not only is the staff excited about working in new construction and quite often utilizing new equipment, but also the statement that a new unit says to the hospital staff and community. The support of the physicians, staff, and community have allowed for the expansion/renovation of the hospital.