SAN DIEGO — If you arrived late, or even right on time, to the session on becoming a better attending, you’d better have been ready to find a clear spot on the floor or have had the energy to stand for an hour. Read more about the speakers at HM16. But the dynamic talk, you… [Read More]
“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.
Yes, it rained some in dry San Diego—for the first time in a month, according to locals. But that was the extent of the disappointment at HM16—SHM’s annual meeting highlighted by inspiring words from the U.S. surgeon general, a fellow hospitalist. Read more about the speakers at HM16. HM16 featured fascinating perspectives from giants in… [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Presenters: David Pressel, MD, PhD, FAAP, FHM, Emily Fingado, MD, FAAP, and Jessica Tomaszewski, MD, FAAP Summary: Patients may engage in violent behaviors that pose a danger to themselves or others. Behavioral emergencies may be rare, can be dangerous, and staff may feel ill-trained to respond appropriately. Patients with ingestions, or underlying psychiatric or developmental… [Read More]
Presenter: Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc, SFHM Summary: This presentation focused on pulmonary updates specific to hospitalist practice, from end of 2014 to early 2016. New research on community-acquired pneumonia suggest that only 38% of cases a presumptive pathogen will be isolated. Virus account for 23%, bacteria 11% (including S. pneumonia, S. Aureus and Enterobacteriaceae),… [Read More]
Steve Harris, Esq., legal columnist for The Hospitalist, explains the ins and outs of a hospitalist contract.