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Don’t tolerate disruptive physician behavior

No matter if you like - or fear - a doctor who behaves badly, you must report the incident for the sake of the staff, the patients, the institution.

The voice of the consumer

This month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) begin reporting patient experience data from its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems...

Prevailing over acute pancreatitis

How to manage this complex condition correctly to avoid severe complications.

Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome: What every acute-care nurse should know

Rapid withdrawal from antidepressant drugs can cause serious problems in acute-care patients. This article explains why acute-care nurses need to put antidepressant discontinuation syndrome on thier radar screen.

Using antibiotics effectively for acute-care patients

In the ever-escalating war between bacteria and human beings, some of the bugs are outsmarting us. Here's what you need to know about antibiotic therapy to help reduce bacterial resistance and optimize therapy for patients with acute infections.