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DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

Early versus late DNR tied to shorter median length of stay in hospitalized adults aged 65 years and older
There are six broad factors that can affect inclusion within health care organizations

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion
Small and large hospitals differ in infection preventionist staffing and infection prevention and control resources

Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals

Staffing and resources for infection prevention and control vary by size of facility
Pediatricians have an important role to play in the coordination of care for hospitalized children

Doctors Key in Care Coordination for Pediatric Inpatients

Pediatricians should direct systems to coordinate care at admission, during hospital stay, on discharge
Anticipation of how providers will receive feedback is important for antimicrobial stewardship programs to consider in informing educational messaging

How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs

For inpatient providers, disagreement about antimicrobial use attribution rises with complexity
A hospital certification program offered by the American Heart Association and The Joint Commission will be made available to hospitals seeking to implement exceptional efforts to foster better quality of care and outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure

AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program

Program for heart failure management and implementation of clinical practice guidelines
Children and their mothers have poorer quality sleep in pediatric hospital wards than they do at home

Pediatric Ward Noise at Night Exceeds Recommended Levels

Poorer quality sleep for children, parents attributed to high levels of noise
An increase in inpatient volume is associated with a greater increase in diversion hours for ambulances when the volume increase occurs among inpatients versus emergency department visitors

Inpatient Volume Greater Driver of Ambulance Diversion

10 percent increase in patient volume resulted in seven-fold greater increase in hours on diversion
The rate of 30-day index readmissions after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is 19.2 percent

Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Patients and clinical factors predict readmissions within 30 days of index admission for AECOPD
Cross-continuum communication after hospital discharge can improve patient outcomes and overall health

Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge

Hospitals should have strong processes for communicating with post-acute-care providers