Hospitalists are good planners. They also are doers.
For hospitalists eager to get a jump on learning, earning CME credits, and improving their hospitals, there are lots of opportunities to get started now.
SHM’s popular Learning Portal continues to introduce hospitalists to some of the most pressing topics through CME-accredited modules. Most recently, the Learning Portal has launched “Pediatric Medical Knowledge Module II” and seven modules on anticoagulation, including:
- Anticoagulation for VTE and Management of VTE (modules one and two);
- Establishing Inpatient Programs to Improve Anticoagulation Management;
- Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulants;
- Reversal of New Oral Anticoagulants;
- Inpatient Management of Anticoagulation for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation; and
- Management of Target Specific Oral Anticoagulants (TSOACs) in the Inpatient and Perioperative Setting.
Hospitalists also can take on two new major challenges within the hospital, thanks to two new toolkits from SHM.
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Post-Acute Care Toolbox provides a wealth of resources to help optimize the transitions of care process between short-term acute care hospital stays (STACHs) and skilled nursing facilities stays (SNFs). The approach of the Toolbox is based on the principles of quality improvement applied to this specific transition. The interventions within the Toolbox are derived from both evidence-based medicine and the experiences of institutional experts.
In addition, the Toolbox includes a section on resources, programs, and innovations developed by professional societies, governmental agencies, and businesses.
To download the Post-Acute Care Toolbox, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/PACT.
For hospitalists working to improve medication reconciliation within their hospitals, SHM has unveiled an update to the MARQUIS toolkit. In response to requirements from the Joint Commission, most hospitals already have implemented med-rec processes, but MARQUIS brings the best practices in the field to help develop new processes or improve existing ones.
To download the new manual and white paper from SHM’s experts, go to www.hospitalmedicine.org/MARQUIS.
For more about SHM’s Quality Improvement resources, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/qi.