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Here’s what’s trending at SHM – Oct. 2017

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Don’t miss pre-courses at HM18

Enrich your educational experience and earn additional CME credit and MOC points with pre-courses at Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18), to be held from April 8-11, 2018, at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott.

Broaden your skills, fine-tune your practice, and immerse yourself in a day of learning by enrolling in one of the following:

• Bedside procedures for the hospitalist

• Essentials of perioperative medicine and comanagement for the hospitalist

• Hospitalist practice management: How to thrive in a time of intense change

• Sepsis: New insights into detection and management

• Keep your finger on the pulse – cardiology update for the hospitalist

• Maintenance of certification and board prep

• Point-of-care ultrasound for the hospitalist

Pre-course day is Sunday, April 8, 2018. Learn more and register at

Improve quality at your institution with SHM

The National Association for Healthcare Quality’s (NAHQ) Healthcare Quality Week is Oct. 15-21, 2017, a week dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made in the field and bringing awareness to the profession of health care quality. SHM’s Center for Quality Improvement provides a variety of resources, tools, and programs to address quality and patient safety issues at your institution. Learn more at

Distinguish yourself as a Class of 2018 Fellow in Hospital Medicine

SHM’s Fellows designation is a prestigious way to differentiate yourself in the rapidly growing profession of hospital medicine. There are currently over 2,000 hospitalists who have earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation by demonstrating the core values of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement.

Apply now and learn how you can join this prestigious group of hospitalists at Applications officially close on Nov. 30, 2017.

Critical care for the hospitalist: Now on the SHM Learning Portal

Many hospitalists provide critical care services without adequate support or training, putting patients at risk and exposing hospitalists to medical liability. Don’t miss the newest SHM Learning Portal series, Critical Care for the Hospitalist. The four courses in this educational series cover common or high-risk clinical scenarios that hospitalists encounter in and out of the intensive care unit, including:

1. Airway management for the hospitalist

2. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for the hospitalist

3. Arrhythmias

4. High-risk pulmonary embolism

This series is free for SHM members and $45 per module for nonmembers. Earn 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABIM MOC points per each module. Visit to get started today.

Connect with SHM locally at a chapter meeting near you

Attend a chapter meeting to experience SHM at the local level. Chapter meetings provide focused educational topics through keynote speakers, presentations, and opportunities to network with other hospitalists in your area. Find a chapter meeting close to you at

Stay on top of trending topics in practice management

SHM recently released white papers on trending topics in practice management: Hospitalist Perspectives on EMRs, Telemedicine in Hospital Medicine, and the Evolution of Co-Management in Hospital Medicine. These resources are free to download to members and can be found at under the Practice Management tab.

Enhance your coding skills and earn CME

SHM’s Clinical Documentation & Coding for Hospitalists (formerly CODE-H) recently launched an updated program with all-new content that offers hospitalists the latest information on best practices in coding, documentation, and compliance from national experts. It provides eight recorded webinar sessions presented by expert faculty, downloadable resources, and an interactive discussion forum on SHM’s online community.

CME credits are offered through an evaluation following the webinars. Each participant is eligible for CME credits for completion of the series.

To learn more, visit If you have questions on the new program, please contact [email protected].

Mr. Radler is marketing communications manager at the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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