CPCP: Clozapine Use for Aggression by Drs. Laura Gibbons and Samuel Shultz

Well, today it was time for a Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), this one on something I occasionally run into, Clozapine used off-label for aggression and personality disorder complicated by self-harm behavior, which sometimes includes deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies. Sometimes, psychiatric consultants see patients in the general hospital who are taking clozapine for […]

MOC Wars: May The Force Be With You

Today I have a little spare time for a post about (what else?) Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Yesterday was a little busy, judging from the pedometer. Remember that Psychiatric Times article on MOC I posted about on March 11? The PT editorial staff are calling it “MOC Wars,” even though there are only a couple […]

National Patient Safety Awareness Week and World Delirium Awareness Day: Twofer

Since today is World Delirium Awareness Day and this is also National Patient Safety Awareness Day, we get a twofer because the two are naturally connected. A big part of maintaining patient safety is doing our utmost to prevent delirium in every case we possibly can. A few years ago we had a campaign at […]

Delirium Education for Families and Health Professionals

In observance of National Patient Safety Week and World Delirium Awareness Day on March 15, 2017, please share the delirium education handouts below the video, courtesy of I-Delirium.

Patient Safety Week and Delirium Awareness Day: Be a Paladin for Patients

Two important events to announce: National Patient Safety Week runs from March 12-18, 2017 and closely connected with this is The International Federation of Delirium Societies (I-Delirium) World Delirium Awareness Day – March 15, 2017. The I-Delirium organization is composed of the Australasian Delirium Association, the American Delirium Society, and the European Delirium Association. And […]