The Hospitalist (Vol 17, Issue 9)
Summary: This month in our issue, a roundup of past winners of SHM’s Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) poster competition discuss what the award has meant to their career. Dr. Kristin Wise of Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston talks about her poster on mortality and length of ICU stay. Dr. Greg Maynard discusses his winning research about a VTE risk assessment model and protocol, and Dr. Paul Grant, a 2006 winner, talks about competition insights that don’t make it into published literature. Dr. Vineet Arora, a winner in 2006, discusses mentoring her student to a RIV poster competition prize. Our Key Clinical Question this month addresses indications for blood transfusions, and we cover the use of copper surfaces to combat infections. In The Hospitalist online-only exclusives this month, Dr. Luke Hansen discusses Project BOOST.