Happy Veterans’ Day

On this day, we commemorate all living and deceased veterans who heeded the call of duty. That would include those missing in action, our wounded warriors, former prisoners of war and millions of veterans who have served both in war and peace. By honoring our veterans, we show gratitude for their devotion to human dignity and freedom.…

Q&A: ICD 10 and infusion nurses

On October 1, 2015, one of the biggest events that hit healthcare data in decades was the conversion of coded clinical data to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems: Tenth Revision, commonly referred to as ICD-10. Q: What happened to ICD 9? A:In 1983, Medicare implemented ICD-9 as part of the…

ICYMI: Best Practices for PICC insertion, care and management

A multi-specialty panel led by Vineet Chopra, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,  has designed a best practices guide for the “insertion, care, and management” of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). The 15-member panel included physicians and nurses from multiple specialties, including pharmacy. A patient was also invited to contribute to panel discussions. Multiple…