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PHM15: Physical Burnout for Hospitalists

Presenters: Allison Ballantine and Lisa Zaoutis Physician burnout can be thought of as similar to water level in a reservoir during a drought – there is an imbalance between usage and replenishment. This leads to physician exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. Burnout is a function of both the individual (younger, single, and less resilient are at… [Read More]

PHM15: Evidence-Based Diagnostic Evaluation of Infants Presenting with an Apparent Life Threatening Event

Summary: Presenters of the PHM15 session “Evidence Based Diagnostic Evaluation of Infants Presenting with an Apparent Life Threatening Event” discussed four main diagnostic categories for ALTEs: cardiac, infectious, non-accidental trauma/neurologic, and gastrointestinal. They reviewed the incidence of each of these diagnoses in infants presenting with ALTE, discussed the utility of various diagnostic modalities, and suggested… [Read More]

PHM15: How to Make Difficult Conversations Manageable

Summary: One of PHM15’s first sessions was a workshop led by Dr. Rachna May focusing on the role of pediatric hospitalists in end-of-life conversations. Medically complex pediatric patients are more likely to have end-of-life care in the hospital, placing the pediatric hospitalist in a unique position to address end-of-life issues. Medically complex patients may have… [Read More]

PHM15: Inter-Professional Approach to Patient Safety Training

Summary: In an era where a majority of the pediatric hospital workforce is just starting to recognize fish bone diagrams, five why questions, root cause analysis, IHI, Lean, six sigma and pareto charts, it is a daunting task that we as hospitalists serve as the home for quality improvement and patient safety in hospitals. We… [Read More]

PHM15: Effective Intranasal Sedation

Presenters: Kelly Basaldua, MD; Daniel Sedillo, MD, MBA, and Jason Reynolds, MD Summary: In an environment where medicine is becoming ever more specialized and the scope of practice for many is ever narrowing into corridors of expertise, the hospitalist remains a bastion of generalism with an ever diversifying skill set. One of the skills that… [Read More]

PHM15: Preparing for Global Health Experiences

Presenters: Gitanjli Arora, Phuc Le, and Christiana Russ Summary: Overseas medical missions can be rewarding experiences for both trainees as part of a supervised program and attending physicians. There is substantial inequity in the global distribution of disease versus health care providers with most providers being located in developed countries and higher disease burdens in… [Read More]

PHM15: Management of Childhood Severe Acute Malnutrition

Presenters: Sarah White MD, Mark Corden, MD, and Parminder Suchdev, MD, MPH Summary: This PHM15 workshop kicked off the Global Health pathway. The speakers explained that they had become interested in nutrition through the international experiences they had in the past with malnourished children around the world. The learning objectives included reviewing: Criteria for admission… [Read More]

PHM15: A Closer Look at Quality Indicators, Evaluation Tools

Session: Let’s Measure Our Own Performance: Propose and Evaluate Pediatric Hospital Medicine Quality Indicators Summary: During this workshop, a staff of multiple, nationally-recognized quality leaders led a group to review, help in development, and help validate quality measures. The workshop was facilitated via the use of interactive survey tools, didactic sessions, and small groups. Presenters… [Read More]

PHM15: New Quality Measures for Children with Medical Complexity

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015’s keynote speaker, Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, reviewed quality measures being developed for medically complex patients by the Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs (COE4CCN). As one of the most challenging groups to not only provide care but to determine if the management provided brings… [Read More]

To Battle Burnout, Jerome C. Siy, MD, CHIE, SFHM, Instructs Hospitalist Leaders to Engage, Communicate, and Create a “Culture”

Studies show nearly one in three hospitalists will experience long-term exhaustion or diminished interest in their work.1 Burned out physicians have low empathy, don’t communicate well, and provide poor quality of care. Not only does burnout lower quality of care, it is also costly and affects physicians’ personal lives. Unfortunately, despite more than a decade… [Read More]