Speaker: Lisa Zaoutis, MD, Pediatric Residency Program Director at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Amid the skyscrapers of the Windy City, Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) 2016 swept into town, bringing with it the denizens of pediatric hospitalist programs across the country. Some 1,150 attendees, comprised of hospitalists, PHM program leaders, and advanced care practitioners, gathered… [Read More]
Career Dev » Annual Meeting
Presenters: Mary L Ehlenbach, MD, FAAP; Megan Z Cardoso, MD, FAAP; and Christina Kleier, ARNP, PNP This session at PHM16 was focused on logistical tips on how to build a pediatric complex care program. Presenters opened with a discussion of how to define children with medical complexity going through a variety of different methods including… [Read More]
PHM16’s Visual Diagnosis: Signs and Why They Matter session led by Dr. Kenneth Roberts and guest presenters was a review of case presentations in which visual clues were vital to establishing a diagnosis. Though much of the content was presented with pictures, the emphasis was placed on the importance of correct diagnosis to avoid both… [Read More]
Hopefully, many of you were able to attend the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting this year in San Diego. (I know at least 4,000 of you made it!) Each year, the annual meeting is a time of catching up with hospitalists from around the country (many of whom I only see once a year)… [Read More]
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, formerly a hospitalist in Boston, said in a keynote speech that hospitalists have more power than they think to improve public health. The Hospitalist asked HM16 attendees: As a hospitalist, how empowered do you feel in having a positive impact on public health, and how do you try… [Read More]
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, talks about the role hospitalists can play in public health.
Alyssa Stephany, MD, then assistant professor at Duke and now section chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, talks about the evolution in training stemming from her experience in the HM16 RIV competition. This year, she oversaw a study for which resident Jennifer Ladd, MD, won an award for pediatric clinical vignette.
RIV winner Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research on the costs and complications associated with PICC line use.
Jordan Romano, DO, a hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about lessons gleaned at HM16 on the importance of taking small steps toward your goals of getting published and how burnout can be relative.
One of the things that Jennifer Feighner, MD, cheerfully came away with at HM16 was how to better complete a task that is distinctly uncheerful but also important to any high-performing hospital: how to collect the data of the dead. The quality improvement session “Reducing Inpatient Mortality: A Standardized Approach to Identify Preventable Deaths” demonstrated still… [Read More]