Fetal Care Team Heals Baby Boy
When Lauren McDonough began experiencing contractions midway into her first pregnancy, her doctor suspected that everyday stress might be the cause. But, says McDonough, when those contractions became her “constant companion,” her stress turned into real worry.Source: Yale Medicine
New hope for HIV patients who need organ transplants
HIV-positive patients are now gaining access to more donated organs—from people who had HIV. Thirteen institutions nationwide have been granted permission to conduct clinical trials of such organ transplants as of November 2016. Yale Medicine is the first in New England to receive approval.Source: Yale Medicine
Rheumatology Nursing Education Improves Patient Care
Jacinta Renaldi, MSN, APRN, leads an in-service educational program for nursing staff in the Yale Medicine rheumatology clinics. The program aims to streamline clinical workflows and empower nurses through education, and is a unique partnership between Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Delivering Cancer Care in our Communities
Rapid developments in cancer research are leading to new, specialized technologies and treatments. Smilow Cancer Hospital is answering the demand for more subspecialty cancer care by providing access to specialized care in all Smilow locations so that patients do not have to travel or wait for appointments.
Faculty Recognized for Novel Hospital Firm Rotation Curriculum
Christopher Sankey, MD, FACP, SFHM, associate professor of medicine (general medicine), Yale School of Medicine (YSM), and Northeast Medical Group’s Anisha Advani, MD, associate director, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Hospitalist Service and assistant clinical professor (YSM), were recently awarded the 2023 Northeast Group of Education Affairs Innovation in Medical Education Award for their proposal, “The Hospital Medicine Firm: A Novel Impatient Rotation in Hospital Medicine.”
Stopping CAUTIs, CLABSIs, COVID, and More
Infection prevention prevents the transmission of healthcare-associated infections in patients, staff, and visitors in the hospital setting. The Yale team, led by Medical Director Richard Martinello, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics (infectious diseases), is frequently concerned with reducing rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia, and surgical site infections. Infection preventionists monitor infection rates in the hospital and compliance with precautions such as hand hygiene and equipment sterilization, in addition to undertaking research and providing consultation services for quality improvement.
Q&A With Dr. Paula Zimbrean: Psychiatric Issues in Organ Transplantation
Paula Zimbrean, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, discussed the field of transplant psychiatry with The Carlat Report in a recent interview.Source: The Carlat Report
Sen appointed Medical Director for Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Yale Cardiovascular Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center are pleased to announce the formal appointment of Sounok Sen, MD, as the new Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.