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Start Planning for Hospital Medicine 2016

At the end of the year, many hospitalists still have funds left in their CME stipends. Now is the time to plan for 2016. SHM’s annual meeting, Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16), is the premier destination for hospitalists looking to brush up on skills, learn the latest clinical and management concepts, and grow their network in… [Read More]

Start Planning Now for Hospital Medicine 2016

Plan your schedule today to attend HM16 in San Diego, March 6-9, 2016. Hospital Medicine 2016 has been updated to meet the educational needs of hospitalists of all stripes, with new sessions and pre-courses, as well as entirely new tracks on the most cutting-edge topics in the movement. New tracks planned: post-acute care, health IT… [Read More]

PHM15: Teaching, Supervising Pediatric Hospitalist Fellows

Session: “Teaching and Supervising a PHM Fellow: The Transition from Learner to Instructor.” Analysis:  The session was led by Sarah Denniston, MD, FAAP, of Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/Baylor College of Medicine, and a collaboration of presenters ranging from fellowship directors to new pediatric hospitalist fellows. It was a very interactive discussion that prompted shared… [Read More]

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, hospitalists can be daunted as they try to serve as the home for quality improvement and patient safety in hospitals. Hospitalists are… [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 acquired by… [Read More]