Which Patients with Heart Failure Should Get Loop Diuretics as a Continuous Infusion? (Part 1)

In the Diuretic Optimization Strategies Evaluation (DOSE) trial, intravenous boluses of loop diuretics were shown to as efficacious and safe as continuous infusions in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. However, the heterogeneity of the population enrolled in DOSE makes it difficult to identify patient populations who might actually benefit from one strategy over another. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we’ll explore several potential populations in whom continuous infusions may be beneficial over intermittent boluses.

Innovation on Rotation: Incorporating Active Learning Strategies

As a preceptor, can you recall a time when a student or resident forgot a fundamental concept? This is a common frustration, but the issue may not be poor understanding or lack of interest in the topic. Rather, the learner may be struggling with assimilating all of information acquired during the rotation experience. Active learning is an effective strategy in the classroom setting and has been shown to increase retention of knowledge. In this blog, we will explore several active learning techniques and how they can be applied to experiential learning.