The Case for a Team Approach to Manage Agitated Patients
Dr. Ambrose Wong, director of simulation research at Yale School of Medicine and assistant professor of emergency medicine, worked with colleagues to design a protocol to quickly respond to cases involving patients who exhibit signs of agitation that may be accelerating.Source: Healthcare Risk Management: Relias Media
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.
Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, on Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, Professor of Pathology; Director, Endocrine Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship Program; Director, Endocrine Head and Neck Pathology, provides her insight.
Taking Care with Language to Take Better Care of Patients
How medical providers describe their patients in electronic records can have significant effects on their patients’ care. Two recent studies offer new insight and present an opportunity to improve health outcomes by eliminating negative descriptions.
Yale Pathology Joins in Celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week
The medical professionals in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine are joining their colleagues throughout the Yale New Haven Health System and across the country in celebrating National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19.
Adebowale Adeniran, MD, on Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, Adebowale Adeniran, MD, Professor of Pathology; Director of Cytopathology; Director, Cytology Laboratory; Director, Anatomic Pathology Elective Program in Pathology, explains how Yale Pathologists work with Smilow Cancer Hospital oncologists to enhance patient care and provide the best course of treatment.
Joanna Gibson, MD, PhD, on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Joanna Gibson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Yale Pathology, explains how Yale Pathologists collaborate with Smilow Cancer Hospital oncologists to determine the best therapeutic course for patients.
Efforts By Andrea Barbieri, MD, and Kristen Tupay Highlight Continuous Focus on Safety at Yale Pathology
Two recent efforts by Yale Pathology Department professionals highlight the continuous focus on patient and staff safety at Yale Pathology and within the Yale New Haven Hospital System (YNHHS).
Participants wanted for the “Digital Reaction Test in Epilepsy”!
We are conducting a study with persons with epilepsy called Digital Reaction Test in Epilepsy, DigRTEpi. In this study, brain activity is recorded on the surface of the head while playing a video game on a laptop. In a second session, the monitor does not show a video game, but a person asks simple questions such as "What is the name of this place?" or simple tasks such as "touch your nose". The study is noninvasive, meaning no physical procedures such as incisions or blood sampling are performed, and the examination is not painful or dangerous. Brain activity is derived using a hood and head surface electrodes. Why participate in this study? Participants will learn about themselves, whether they have interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), and if so, what the effect of IEDs may be on their daily life activities. IEDs occur between seizures, are not self-perceived and frequent. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the study physician: email@example.com
Health & Veritas: Shared Decision-Making
On the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In the latest episode, they are joined by Erica Spatz to discuss the benefits of making treatment decisions in collaboration with patients, and the challenges of shifting to a more patient-centered approach.Source: Yale School of Management