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Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here
Asthma: Indications for Medications Asthma medications are categorized into two general classes:
  1. Long-term-control medications taken daily on a long-term basis to maintain control of persistent asthma (controller medications)

  2. Quick-relief medications taken to provide prompt reversal of acute airflow obstruction and relief of bronchoconstriction (rescue medications).
Asthma: Module C, Pharmacologics www.athenaforum.com

Wound Care: Evolving Field of Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering remains an evolving field because of the inherent complexity and new strategies in the use of:

   • Bioreactors
   • Stem cell technology
   • Electrospinning
   • Nanotechnology

The ideal skin substitute does not yet exist. Clinicians tend to use different products to achieve specific purposes.

Wound Care: Module C, Treatments and Interventions
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
Advocacy: Timely Transitions:

For each day a patient stays in the hospital, the risk of an adverse event occurring goes up 6%!

Studies show that the longer a patient is in the hospital, the greater the risk that patient will acquire an infection or experience an adverse event that might result in an even longer hospital stay, or even death.

HCMs can protect patients from adverse events by assisting in the timely transitioning of care.

[Reference: Patient Advocacy and Care Standards: Module C, Key Components to CM Success]

In the Headlines . . .
Study: 2nd CT Detects Delayed Bleeding:

A study published on-line in the January 16 Annals of Emergency Medicine found that a protocol of 24-hour observation followed by a second CT scan is effective in detecting cases of delayed bleeding among warfarin users with minor head trauma who received a negative result during their initial CT scan.

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  CM Excellence® Series: 
  » Principles of Case
  » Patient Advocacy
  » Utilization Management
  » Discharge Planning
  » Hospital Revenue Cycle

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  » Behavioral Health
  » Colorectal Cancer
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  » CV Risk: Stroke & MI
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  » Heart Failure
  » Multiple Sclerosis
  » Obesity Management
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  » Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Cathy Wright Cathy Wright, BSN, RN
Clinical Editor
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