Implementation of the First Wellness-Fitness Evaluation for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.

Implementation of the First Wellness-Fitness Evaluation for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.

Each year, more than 100 firefighters lose their lives in the line of duty (1), and approximately 80,000 firefighters are injured (2). Up to 45% of deaths among firefighters on duty are caused by cardiovascular events that are largely due to underlying coronary heart disease (CHD) (3, 4). A variety of reasons for the risk […]

Implementation of the Data Protection Directive in Relation to Medical Research in Europe

Implementation of the Data Protection Directive in Relation to Medical Research in Europe

The Data Protection and Medical Research in Europe: PRIVIREAL series focuses on the ‘Privacy in Research Ethics and Law’ EC-funded project examining the implementation of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection in relation to medical research and the role of ethics committees in European countries. The series consists of five separate volumes following the complete development […]

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Legislation prior to 2002 tended to reinforce the alienation, stigmatisation and disempowerment of mentally ill patients in South Africa. In line with international developments in mental health legislation, the Mental Health Care Act (2002) was promulgated in South Africa. Its core principles–human rights for users; decentralisation and integration of mental health care at primary, secondary […]

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

This retrospective study evaluated the effect of an intensive insulin infusion protocol on blood glucose values in five intensive care units at Baylor University Medical Center. The protocol involved an equation in which the hourly blood glucose value and an adjusted multiplier were used to determine the insulin infusion rate. The default target blood glucose […]

Implementation of the EPIC Electronic Medical Record/Physician Order-Entry System (Fellow PROJECT) (JKL Healthcare System)

Implementation of the EPIC Electronic Medical Record/Physician Order-Entry System (Fellow PROJECT) (JKL Healthcare System)

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION JKL Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization that operates three acute care hospitals with five off-site ambulatory locations, a research institute, a 450-employee physician group with 50 local physician offices, and a home care services company. In addition, JKL is affiliated with a top-rated university medical school in the area. Its three acute […]

Raymond's Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

Raymond’s Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

In July 2005, A. Kevin Raymond, MD, was a guest speaker at the orientation of the new pathology residents at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex. The topic of the lecture was “The Paragraph System,” a gross pathology dictation system that he had developed and successfully used at his own institution, the M. D. Anderson Cancer […]