This continuing medical education activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom.TARGET AUDIENCEThis activity is intended for hospitalists and other hospital-based clinicians who treat patients with diabetes.
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Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital: Focus on the Noncritically Ill Patient (2019-2022) No CME Available
Hospitalized patients with diabetes require specific medical management to minimize the risk of hyperglycemia. This module is part of a 2-part series that evaluates the current evidence regarding glycemic control and medications.
Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital: Critically Ill and Surgical Patients (2018-2021) No CME Available
Hospitalized patients with diabetes require specific medical management in order to minimize the risk of hyperglycemia. This requires hospitalists to have an understanding of methods for glycemic control in both the critically ill and noncritically ill patient. This module, which focuses on the critically ill hospitalized patient, is part of a 2-part series that will evaluate the current scientific evidence regarding glycemic control and discuss how to formulate preoperative and postoperative intensive care unit plans. In addition, a thorough review of the evidence for intraoperative glycemic control and a discussion of how to transition patients off of an insulin drip are provided.
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.
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.
Therapeutic advances in cancer therapy have led to an increase in the number of patients undergoing surgery as part of their cancer treatment. These patients present several unique challenges, including weighing risks against adverse effects of delaying time-sensitive treatment and taking the patient’s cancer and its treatment into account when determining postoperative management. The following module discusses these topics, with an emphasis on cardiovascular and pulmonary toxicities of radiation and chemotherapeutic agents as well as common hematologic problems encountered in patients with cancer.
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
SummaryLGBTQ+ patients face unique challenges that results in worse health outcomes, many of these are amplified when patients require hospitalization. To provide the highest value of care, Hospitalists must be aware of these challenges. This session is part of a series meant to prepare hospitalists to provide patient-centric care for LGBTQ+ patients.
- ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Anemia is frequently seen in patients undergoing surgery, and patients with preoperative anemia are more likely to receive perioperative allogeneic blood transfusions than patients with normal hemoglobin levels. Allogeneic blood transfusions are associated with an increase in the rate of postoperative complications. Evaluation of anemia should be performed in the preoperative period and begins with taking a detailed history and physical examination. All efforts must be used to correct anemia or reduce blood loss during surgery to avoid allogeneic blood transfusion. In this module, we will discuss many scenarios commonly faced in perioperative practice.
This enduring online series provides medical educators with the knowledge and tools they need to integrate quality improvement and safety concepts into their curricula. In six self-paced modules, each roughly 45-minutes in length, experts review core concepts from SHM's Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA). QSEA: Online Modules offer a flexible learning experience, led by experienced physician faculty known for their ability to practice and teach quality improvement and patient safety, mentor junior faculty and guide educators in curriculum development.