January 2019, Volume 112 - Issue 1

Healthcare Professionals and In-Flight Medical Emergencies: Resources, Responsibilities, Goals, and Legalities as a Good Samaritan

Pascal Joseph de Caprariis, MD, Angela de Caprariis-Salerno, RPh, MS, Claudia Lyon, DO

Abstract: Common in-flight emergencies include syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea/vomiting, cardiac symptoms, and seizures. Flight conditions, such as changes in air pressure and humidity, can exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions. In 2017, US airlines carried 849.3...

(pp 60-65)

Editor’s Response

G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics

Abstract: We have elected to publish Dr McCartney’s Letter to the Editor, wherein he advocates for an open market for the sale of kidneys for transplantation, to again stimulate thought and discussion regarding the ethical nuances of organ...

(pp 33)

Frequency, Timing, and Types of Medication Ordering Errors Made by Residents in the Electronic Medical Records Era

Ari Garber, MD, EdD, Amy S. Nowacki, PhD, Alexander Chaitoff, MPH, Andrei Brateanu, MD, Colleen Y. Colbert, PhD, Seth R. Bauer, PharmD, Zubin Arora, MD, Ali Mehdi, MD, Simon Lam, PharmD, Abby Spencer, MD, Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: To describe associations between resident level of training, timing of medication orders, and the types of inpatient medication ordering errors made by internal medicine residents. Methods: This study reviewed all inpatient medication orders placed by...

(pp 25-31)