Summary: The Hospitalist podcast is a free, entertaining and convenient way to access the latest content and stay up-to-date with the fast-moving field of hospital medicine. Unique features of this monthly podcast include: interviews with key opinion leaders, detailed article summaries, career advice, and highlights of important hospital medicine news regarding public policy, practice management, patient safety, quality initiatives, and more.
This month’s feature highlights an initiative of the Society of Hospital Medicine designed to smooth the transition for recently discharged hospital patients back home. SHM provides guidance and mentorship for hospital teams as they implement and manage the nationwide program, known as Project BOOST.
This month in our issue, dermatologists share 15 things they think hospitalists need to know about dermatologic conditions, hospital leaders discuss how competition between hospitalists can improve the performance of hospital medicine groups, and we offer strategies for maximizing your time spent learning and networking at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s upcoming conference, HM13, being held May 16th through 19th in Washington, D.C. Our key clinical section this month covers treating common end-of-life symptoms, we look at how the Surviving Sepsis campaign was updated in 2012, and we review results of a recent study that shows how tracheostomy collars facilitate patient transition off ventilators.
Hospitalists will gather at HM13 in May to share knowledge, network, and engage and influence those in hospital medicine and on Capitol Hill. SHM annual meeting committee chairman Dr. Daniel Brotman describes the conference as the networking event of the year for hospitalists. On the conference agenda, an opening session keynote address by UCLA’s Dr. David Feinberg on the topic of healing and patient care, and a cardiology update from Emory University’s Dr. Dustin Smith.
This month’s issue looks at developing an Accountable Care Organization model, 20 things psychiatrists think hospitalists need to know, considering comorbidities when treating hospital patients with psychiatric complications, clinical guidelines for treating cocaine-associated chest pain, and previews next month’s HM13, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting being held May 16th through 19th in Washington, D.C. and SHM’s Hospitalists on the Hill day May 16.
Studying the history of hospitals can give hospitalists both perspective on the past and insight into the future, according to hospitalist Jordan Messler.
A conversation with a hospitalist about how art and medicine can work together to improve patient care.
This month’s issue looks at the ABIM’s Choosing Wisely campaign and its focus on the doctor/patient relationship, physician entrepreneurs and midlife career changes, pros and cons of the week on/week off work schedule, and clinical guidelines on managing diabetic foot infections.
This month’s issue looks at how to grow an HM group, Joint Commission recommendations on opioids for hospitalized patients, and clinical discussion of treating adults with staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
This month's feature highlights a program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in eastern Pennsylvania that focuses on patient education to reduce hospital readmissions. Using an approach called 'teach-back', nurses and hospitalists at LVHN use simple conversation tools to ensure that patients and their caregivers understand their health conditions and how to manage them before being discharged from the hospital.
Audio highlights for articles on the ins and outs of billing and coding, and CMS’ value-based purchasing program for individual physicians.
Hospitalists Sunil Kripalani and Kelly Cunningham Sponsler outline strategies to prevent errors and explain why hospitalists are well-suited to tackle this patient-safety issue.
Audio highlights for articles on inpatient nephrology, locum tenens, and myocardial infarction guidelines.
The practice of medicine requires doctors to stay informed on current data on the efficacy of standard procedures, because those standards change as data reveals new information on what works, and what doesn't.
Audio highlights from the November 2012 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring examinations of how hospitalists can prevent scope creep, how checklists improve patient outcomes, and ways HM groups can become more efficient.
Hospitalists can lead healthcare toward better treatment of serious chronic illness, and more compassionate end-of-life planning, decision-making.