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ACL's Status During the Federal Shutdown and Upcoming Events


ACL's Status During the Federal Shutdown and Upcoming Events

January 22, 2018
ACL is in a furlough status as of Saturday, January 20, 2018 due to an absence of federal appropriations.  
The following upcoming events are canceled or postponed:
  • Wednesday's scheduled webinar, How to use National Core Indicators to Develop Contracting Strategies, is being postponed. We will provide a new webinar date once it is available.
  • Thursday's Business Acumen Environmental Scan of the Disability Network webinar is cancelled.
At this time, all other events are expected to take place as scheduled:
Additional notes:
  • All grant applications deadlines remain the same. Applications must meet previously stated deadlines to be considered for awards.
  • Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at opm.gov.
  • Content on ACL.gov and ACL's Facebook and Twitter pages will remain accessible during the shutdown however we will not be able to update content during the shutdown.
  • If you are seeking help for yourself or a loved one, the resources found on ACL's “Find Help” page may be of assistance.  

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Expert analysis of medical errors.
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Roger Chou, MD, January 2018
A woman who had been taking naltrexone to treat alcohol use disorder was discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) on opioids for pain following spinal fusion surgery. Although her naltrexone was held at the hospital in anticipation of starting opioids for pain control, the clinician performing medication reconciliation at the SNF overrode the drug–drug interaction alert and restarted the naltrexone. The SNF providers did not realize that the naltrexone blocked the pain-relieving effect of the opioids.
Mary G. Amato, PharmD, MPH, and Gordon D. Schiff, MD, January 2018
Admitted for intravenous diuretic therapy and control of his atrial fibrillation, an older man was mistakenly given metoprolol tartrate instead of his home dose of extended-release metoprolol succinate. That night, he developed atrioventricular block, experienced a pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest, and died. Review of the case identified problems in the human factors design in the computerized order entry system that contributed to the prescribing error.
Christopher Moriates, MD, January 2018
Following a positive fecal immunochemical test (a screening test for colon cancer), a colonoscopy was ordered for a 50-year-old man. Two months later, the nurse called him to see if he had obtained the colonoscopy. The patient reported that he was unable to schedule it due to cost of the copayment. The primary physician called the insurance company and was informed that the colonoscopy would be covered in full if the indication was written as preventive rather than diagnostic. Ultimately, the patient received the colonoscopy and was diagnosed with colon cancer 6 months after his initial positive screening test.

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Expert viewpoints on current themes in patient safety.

INTERVIEW

Clinical Documentation in the Modern Era, January 2018
Dr. Hirschtick is Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Medicine, and the author of a number of prominent articles—many quite amusing—about the changes in medical practice wrought by information technology. We spoke with him about what it means to be a clinician in the modern era, particularly how digitization of health records has affected clinicians' notes.

PERSPECTIVE

Clinical Documentation in the Modern Era, January 2018
Shannon M. Dean, MD
This piece explores concerns regarding the use of copy and paste in electronic health records and offers potential strategies to improve clinical documentation accuracy.

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