New ACEP Policy on Acute Heart Failure

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ACEP released acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) consensus recommendations that cover: diagnosis with lung ultrasound, risk stratification, high-dose nitroglycerin, and early diuretics.

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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Heart Failure Syndromes: Approved by ACEP Board of Directors, June 23, 2022. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 Oct;80(4):e31-e59. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.05.027.

Would You Hold Still for 2 Seconds? – New Fast CT Means Less Pediatric Sedation

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Newer CT scanners led to faster head CT by about 10 seconds, and this decreased the number of pediatric patients who required sedation.

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Impact of a Faster Computed Tomography Scanner on Sedation for Pediatric Head Computed Tomography Scans in 2 Large Emergency Departments-A Retrospective Study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Aug 5. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002816. Online ahead of print.

SGLT-2 Inhibitors – New Drugs for Heart Failure You Need to Know

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Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are known to have cardioprotective effects and are now recommended for all heart failure patients no matter their baseline ejection fraction (EF) or starting medication regimens.

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SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with heart failure: a comprehensive meta-analysis of five randomised controlled trials. Lancet. 2022 Sep 3;400(10354):757-767. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01429-5. Epub 2022 Aug 27.

New RCT – Teamwork Makes the… Hospital Work

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Resident and nurse teams that worked together exclusively performed better on advanced medical simulations, were more likely to have nurses present on patient rounds, and had improved teamwork earlier in the year than rotating resident/nurse teams.

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Effect of Increased Interprofessional Familiarity on Team Performance, Communication, and Psychological Safety on Inpatient Medical Teams: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 Oct 10. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.4373. Online ahead of print.

Guess the Radiation Risk – Portable X-Rays in the Emergency Department

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Despite a high number of portable radiographs obtained in the ED, exposure to this ionizing radiation does not appear to be a significant occupational hazard, and existing precautions appear to be adequate.

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Risk of Radiation Exposure to Emergency Department Personnel From Portable Radiographs. J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 12;S0736-4679(22)00449-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.08.002. Online ahead of print.

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