Are Dipeptidyl Peptidase (DPP)-4 Inhibitors Safe in Patients with Heart Failure?

Significant focus has been placed on the cardiovascular effects of various treatment options for type 2 diabetes. One topic of concern is the risk of heart failure (HF) associated with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. This piece reviews the literature on DDP-4 inhibitor therapy and the risk of HF and HF hospitalization. Suggestions on how to apply the literature to practice are also provided.

Flipping Your Rotation (Part 1 of 2): The Fundamentals

In the health care field, learners are expected to complete experiential training (often called rotations or clerkships) to develop clinical skills. However, encouraging learners to apply concepts learned in the classroom often requires a lot of dedicated teaching. As a preceptor, do you find it challenging to make time to teach students because of your other obligations? In this two-part series, we’ll cover strategies to help you engage students on rotation while maximizing time for other activities using the flipped classroom model. In Part 1, we’ll describe the fundamentals of the flipped classroom and explain its benefits and challenges. In Part 2, we’ll cover how the flipped classroom can be applied to experiential learning.