This month in our issue, our two cover stories tackle diabetic glucose management for inpatients, and what obstetricians want hospitalists to know about treating pregnant hospital patients. Dr. Carolyn Zelop, director of perinatal ultrasound and research at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, discusses the risk of placing pregnant women on their backs for assessment or… [Read More]
From early-career hospitalists looking to gain hands-on experience with intraosseous lines to family-medicine trained physicians brushing up on ultrasound usage, the procedures’ pre-courses at SHM annual meetings receive rave reviews.
Despite huge strides in the treatment of heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction, hospitals have a long way to go in improving care for patients with sepsis, say the authors of a recent commentary published online in JAMA. In a related study published in July in JAMA, sepsis was found to contribute to one in… [Read More]
A new study on transitions of care gives hospitalists a view from the other side. Published recently online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the authors surveyed 22 primary-care physician leaders in California-based post-discharge clinics and asked them about ways to improve care transitions. Physicians’ responses focused on several areas that need work, most notably… [Read More]