Highlights of the October 2014 issue of The Hospitalist (posted Oct 01, 2014)
Two hospitalists offer insights on planning for disasters and managing them (posted Sep 29, 2014)
As hospitalist compensation and productivity rise, the new State of Hospital Medicine report offers plethora of data
Antibiotic stewardship practices urged as antibiotic resistance emerges as global threat
Data will be paramount in delivering the kind of high-quality, lower-cost care that could reshape American healthcare
MGMA consulting director Dea Robinson, MA, FACMPE, CPC, talks about value of data from State of Hospital Medicine 2014 and using it as a “conversation starter” for benchmarking
SHM Practice Analysis Committeeman William “Tex” Landis, MD, FHM, talks about the value of the State of Hospital Medicine 2014 report.
Frequent face-to-face communication with hospitalized patients typically builds positive physician-patient rapport
Research suggests intravenous dalbavancin similarly efficacious to intravenous vancomycin
Is it Acquired Hemophilia or Something Else? Unexplained Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients
This CME webinar has been designed to meet the educational needs of hospitalists and other healthcare providers that are interested in managing hospitalized patients with bleeding disorders such as acquired hemophilia and unexplained bleeding due to a coagulation factor deficiency. Log in now to participate.
Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: Inpatient Strategy for Hospitalists
This interactive monograph will bring hospitalists up to date on evidence-based CABP management, JC/CMS Core Measure guidance, and anti-infective treatment options that are aligned with antimicrobial stewardship principles. Hospitalists will use this knowledge to provide the best possible treatment and outcomes for patients while preserving the efficacy of available antibiotics for future use.
Restoring the Balance: The Hospitalist's Role in Managing Hyponatremia
Panelists discuss the impact of hyponatremia, which affects as many as 30% of hospitalized patients and has been associated with negative outcomes in many chronic diseases (eg, heart failure, SIADH, and cirrhosis). Also included in this webinar are a review of available therapeutic options and provide clinical scenarios that demonstrate the hospitalist’s role in managing this serious metabolic disorder.
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