Skilled Nursing

Intubation Tips, Part 1

March 23rd, 2017
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NO DESAT is an acronym created by Dr. Richard Levitan, a nationally recognized authority on airway management, for Nasal Oxygenation During Efforts at Securing a Tube. This very simple concept will allow you to have more time to intubate while maintaining adequate oxygenation. Although nasal oxygenation is a key component of hypoxia prevention during intubation, there are […]

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Posted in Hospitalist Medicine, Life in the ER, Skilled Nursing

Young Adult With Blurred Vision, Weakness

March 23rd, 2017
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Dr. Jordan Kramer, former VEP Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, saw an interesting patient in the ED recently and prepared the following case summary. A 21-year-old college student with no past medical history came to the ED recently with a chief complaint of blurred vision for two days and weakness for one day.  The patient complained […]

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Posted in Great Patient Saves, Hospitalist Medicine, Life in the ER, Skilled Nursing

Maryland’s Total Patient Revenue System Prompts Western Maryland Health System to Launch New Skilled Nursing Care at Three Facilities

August 12th, 2014
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Maryland state incentives for hospitals to reduce unnecessary admissions and readmissions have led Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) to launch a new skilled nursing program at three facilities near Cumberland. These services aim to reduce the sort of unnecessary and expensive hospital admissions that cost the U.S. healthcare system billions every year. 

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