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SHM I-PASS Leader Spearheads Fight for Safe Water in Flint

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, the director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University, has been instrumental in the fight for clean and safe water for residents in Flint, Mich. Dr. Hanna-Attisha has been a fundamental co-site leader with the SHM I-PASS mentored implementation… [Read More]

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA

HM16 Speakers Focus on Public Health, Leadership, Future of Hospital Medicine

SAN DIEGO — Hospital medicine’s annual extravaganza nestled into the southwestern corner of the country in March, with a record 4,000 hospitalists and others expanding their knowledge of clinical care, management, leadership, technology, and quality improvement. They listened, they laughed, they learned. Read more about the knowledge, experiences hospitalists shared at HM16. Between the nitty-gritty… [Read More]

10 Reasons to Attend the Quality and Safety Educators Academy

Teaching quality improvement and patient safety is no longer an elective—it’s a necessity. The Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA, sites.hospitalmedicine.org/qsea) provides medical educators with the knowledge and tools to integrate quality improvement and safety concepts into their curricula. This year, QSEA will be held May 23–25 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center… [Read More]

Key Communication Tactics Highlighted in ‘Everything We Say and Do’

“Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Below is a chart of the “key communication” tactics.

‘Everything We Say and Do’: Soliciting Goals from Our Patients and Their Families

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each article will focus on how the contributor applies one ormore of the “key communication” tactics in practice… [Read More]

Leadership Academy 2016 heads to Florida in October

Ever wish you had more leadership training in medical school or your residency programs? Feel a bit overwhelmed when developing operational plans for your hospital or negotiating important contracts? Join SHM in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla., October 24–27, for its esteemed Leadership Academy (www.shmleadershipacademy.org). SHM Leadership Academy prepares clinicians, academicians, and administrators with vital… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Medical, Behavioral Management of Eating Disorders

Presenter: Kyung E. Rhee, MD, MSc, MA Summary: Eating disorders (ED) are common and have significant morbidity and mortality. EDs are the third most common psychiatric disorder of adolescents with a prevalence of 0.5-2% for anorexia and 0.9-3% for bulimia; 90% of patients are female. Mortality rate can be as high as 10% for anorexia… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Nonpharmacological Treatment Approach Better for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Presenter: Matthew Grossman, MD, FAAP Summary: Treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) traditionally has followed a standardized approach using the Finnegan Scoring System in which if there were three consecutive scores > 8 or two scores > 12, medications would be started. Common medications included tincture of opium or morphine. Medication doses would be adjusted or… [Read More]