Visiting Scholar Takes on CAUTIs
Visiting Scholars, MOC Stories

Visiting Scholar Takes on CAUTIs

When catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) were not reduced at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after clinical decision support (CDS) interventions were implemented, ABMS Visiting Scholar Zachary N. Gordon, MD, was asked to figure out why.

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
Announcements, Visiting Scholars

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 class. Junior faculty, PhDs, residents/fellows, medical students, public health students, and graduate students in health services research and other relevant disciplines are invited to apply to participate in this exciting and dynamic, one-year, part-time program facilitating research projects designed to improve patient care.

Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers
MOC Stories, Visiting Scholars

Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers

Whether a patient is being transferred from the Emergency Department to a medical floor or from the Operating Room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, patient handovers are key. The clinical information provided in handovers contributes to continuity of care, patient safety, and a reduction in clinical errors. However, multiple regulatory groups and professional organizations have identified significant shortcomings in handovers.