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Neurosurgery for the Hospitalist
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 Comanagement of neurosurgery patients between surgeons and hospitalists is becoming more common, making it necessary for hospitalists to have a better understanding of potential neurosurgical presentations and complications. Common reasons for neurosurgery include subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAHs), acute subdural hematomas (SDHs), and brain tumors. The following module discusses the epidemiology, prognosis, and clinical course for patients presenting with SAH, as well as complications that occur and management strategies. Methods for predicting and managing SDH are examined, and a detailed discussion of the epidemiology and prognosis of common brain tumors is included.
VTE Prevention in the Hospitalized Medical Patient
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 The world of anticoagulation management is complex. Pharmaceutical breakthroughs in the last few years have created a myriad of questions and protocols for practitioners to consider. In this changing landscape rapid changes create a gap between current and optimal care and professional education is key for bridging that gap. In an October 2016 survey of 45 SHM chapter leaders, 51 percent of respondents selected “VTE and Anticoagulation Updates” as a top priority, ranking it the sixth-most important topic out of nineteen available options.
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in the surgical patient remains an important medical issue. Research has shown that VTE, which includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, occurs frequently in hospitalized patients who have undergone general, major gynecologic, major urologic, major orthopedic, or neurosurgery if preventive measures are not taken. Although it is impossible to predict with certainty which surgical patients will develop VTE, it is important for medical consultants to have a working knowledge of the different risk factors for VTE as well as current prophylaxis recommendations in order to employ appropriate strategies to reduce the risk of VTE. The following module discusses the clinical impact of VTE in surgical patients, reviews the various risk factors for VTE in surgical patients, and discusses prophylaxis options. In addition, goals for VTE prophylaxis and methods for evaluating when and how to initiate prophylaxis and determining the length of pharmacologic intervention are provided using recent research and the American College of Chest Physicians 2012 guidelines.
Perioperative Cardiac Risk Management
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 Perioperative cardiac complications are the most widely feared medical issues for the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and medical consultant as they approach a patient in the perioperative period. Only recently have management strategies been addressed in high-quality studies. The following module explains the roles of medical and interventional treatments in lowering perioperative cardiac event rates. This module also discusses the typical presentation of coronary syndromes postoperatively and the management of antiplatelet and cardiac medications.
Diagnosing and Managing Hyponatremia in the Hospital Setting: Case 2
$0.00 Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in clinical practice and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Yet, t many questions associated with  the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this condition for  hospitalized patients, in both inpatient and discharge settings. Is hyponatremia a direct cause of poor outcomes or a marker of disease severity? What role does the cause of hyponatremia play in patient outcomes? Does the situational acuity affect treatment options? At what rate should serum sodium be corrected? What role do AVP receptor antagonists (vaptans) play in managing hyponatremia in hospitalized patients? This activity addresses these questions and many others via video case studies presented by several leading experts in the field. This activity will help hospitalists become vigilant in recognizing hyponatremia upon admission, cognizant of hospital-acquired or aggravated hyponatremia, and the most appropriate ways of managing it based on patient-specific factors and causes.
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Mental Status Changes: Delirium
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 The following module provides hospitalists with methods for diagnosing and managing delirium. A management strategy for the prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal delirium is also discussed.
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Fungal Infections
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 Invasive fungal infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients and are of particular significance in immunocompromised patients. As first-line care providers, it is important to have a good grasp of the changing epidemiology, current and emerging diagnostic approaches, and principles of rational and responsible deployment of antifungal therapies so as to maximize the probability of favorable patient outcomes.
Perioperative Infections and Fever
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 Perioperative fever has multiple possible etiologies, including infections such as pneumonia, fungal infections, central-line associated infections, and urinary infections. By understanding the typical time frame and common risk factors for each etiology, hospitalists and other perioperative consultants can develop a differential diagnosis for perioperative fever. The following module will provide a general approach for determining the differential diagnosis in patients with a perioperative fever, as well as an outline of the diagnostic and treatment modalities. 
Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infections
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$0.00 The following module outlines the different patient and procedural risk factors that influence SSIs, examines the basic principles of antimicrobial prophylaxis for SSI, reviews nonantibiotic interventions to lessen the risk of SSI, and outlines evaluation for and treatment of an SSI. In addition, a discussion of the controversy surrounding preoperative decolonization of Staphylococcus aureus is provided. 
Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
$0.00 Perioperative cardiac complications are the most widely feared medical issues for the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and medical consultant as they approach a patient with the option of surgery. To assess for the preoperative cardiac risk, hospitalists should follow a step-wise algorithm. The following module reviews the risk assessment process and enables the hospitalist to order appropriate preoperative testing.

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