We all know the strain this pandemic has placed on our healthcare systems. We know that recruitment for personnel to handle surge capacity has been a very hot topic for hospitals. We also know that the work load for the infection preventionist has skyrocketed this past year with pandemic planning, education, risk assessments and mitigation […]
This presentation will dive into barriers of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) diagnosis and treatment in the hospital setting. We will cover various tools on screening for OUD while hospitalized, building a partnership within the community, and how referral to treatment and peer support can be a key tool in the success of patients with OUD.
Join this exciting presentation as a healthcare system describes a performance improvement project that focuses on reducing disparities in breast cancer screening. Based on race and ethnicity data, a program was designed to increase access, create demand and improve breast cancer screenings in geographic hot spots. Learn how your organization can commit to health equity […]
Antimicrobial resistance may have increased during COVID-19 pandemic due to the medications being used to treat the virus including steroids and other immune-suppressive medications, longer hospital length of stay, ICU length of stay, and duration of mechanical ventilator. During East Alabama Medical Center’s (EAMC) annual review of their antibiogram, the antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention […]
Since their initial emergency authorization in November, monoclonal antibodies have been an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19. These products have proven to be effective at preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 in some of the highest risk patients. This presentation will provide an overview of these products, the data behind their emergency […]
Established in 2014, the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville initially intended to improve pain management within emergency settings. PAMI has since expanded to address pain management needs across the entire hospital system setting, including inpatient and outpatient care. Learn from the PAMI team about […]