Asthma: Indications for Medications
Asthma medications are categorized into two general classes:
Asthma: Module C, Pharmacologics
- Long-term-control medications taken daily on a long-term basis to maintain control of persistent asthma (controller medications)
- Quick-relief medications taken to provide prompt reversal of acute airflow obstruction and relief of bronchoconstriction (rescue medications).
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:
Wound Care: Module C, Treatments and Interventions
• Stem cell technology
The ideal skin substitute does not yet exist. Clinicians tend to use different products to achieve specific purposes.
|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]
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.
Memo Archive Did you miss an issue?
Need to look up a reference in a past Monday Memo? All past issues
are archived for your use.
JSPH & Athena Forum – Partners in Chronic Care
Master's Degree in
Chronic Care Management
Managing chronic illness is the key to true healthcare reform.
No matter what its appearance – diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer or COPD – chronic disease is the greatest contributor to the cost of healthcare in the United States.
The Jefferson School of Population Health's online Master of Science in Chronic Care Management (MS-CCM) stresses chronic illness prevention and wellness, integrates evidence-based guidelines, includes behavioral health concerns, and appreciates cultural and individual variation.
The program prepares leaders to critically analyze, design, implement and evaluate systems to improve chronic illness prevention and care management across various health care settings and populations.
For more information about Jefferson's MS-CCM program, click here. 215-503-5305
CM Excellence® Series:
» Principles of Case
» Patient Advocacy
» Utilization Management
» Discharge Planning
» Hospital Revenue Cycle
» Behavioral Health
» Colorectal Cancer
» CV Risk: Stroke & MI
» EOL & Palliative
» GI Disorders
» Heart Failure
» Multiple Sclerosis
» Obesity Management
» Pain Management
» Rheumatoid Arthritis
» Women’s Health
You have received this e-mail because you are a subscriber
to Athena Forum. If you wish to be excluded from any future
Monday Memos, please send email to the registrar.
Please put the word unsubscribe in the subject line.