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  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
More and more hospitalists are now using point-of-care ultrasound as a bedside tool in the care of acutely ill patients, and the Society of Hospital Medicine is expanding its educational offerings to improve hospitalists’ point-of-care ultrasound skills. In addition to offering a hands-on workshop at the annual meeting, as well as a certification program, SHM has begun to offer online education. The second installment of the Point-of-care Ultrasound Question bank provides an interactive online educational experience for learners to assess their ability to apply knowledge through a series of questions in the context of common clinical cases and image interpretation challenges.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00
The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Quality Improvement offers a unique opportunity for hospitalists to learn about quality improvement successes their colleagues are realizing at their home institutions. SHM’s Center for Quality Improvement will host a panel of two quality improvement enthusiasts to present about their quality improvement projects. These presenters will share what they have learned, strategies they have employed to overcome impediments to realizing their quality improvement objectives and review best practices for hospitalists and QI enthusiasts.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major cause of postoperative illness, longer hospitalization, and increased healthcare costs, making the prevention and treatment of SSIs an important aspect of patient care for hospitalists. The following module outlines patient and procedural factors that increase the risk of 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.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
Current estimates indicate that 2 to 3 million Americans take anticoagulants for prevention of thromboembolism from venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, or prosthetic heart valves. Invasive procedures are performed in as many as 250 000 patients taking anticoagulants on an annual basis in the United States. Consequently, management of anticoagulants in the perioperative period is a common and vexing challenge for physicians. Because not all patients are at the same risk of thromboembolism and not all procedures are associated with the same risk of bleeding, it is important for hospitalists to know how to weigh these risks in their patients. The purpose of this module is to review risk stratification for thromboembolism and bleeding associated with different thromboembolic disorders and invasive procedures.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
During this webinar, national experts in ultrasound will highlight some of the key recommendations from SHM’s recent position statements on ultrasound-guided procedures, and will review COVID-19 specific applications.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
Preoperative testing can provide valuable information to identify patients who are at high risk for perioperative complications and reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality; however, there is little benefit from routinely testing patients who are known to be at low risk. The objectives of preoperative testing are to identify patients who are at high risk for perioperative complications, assess the severity or stability of existing medical problems, and evaluate abnormal symptoms or signs detected during the preoperative assessment. This module discusses the common challenges and pitfalls of preoperative testing, describes how pretest probability influences the decision to order preoperative tests, and identifies appropriate indications for laboratory, radiologic, and other forms of preoperative test screening. The selection of appropriate screening tools to identify patients at high risk for specific perioperative complications and the use of post-test probability to select and interpret preoperative diagnostic testing is also examined.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
The goal of anesthesia is to facilitate a surgical procedure both for patient and surgeon. Not only does an anesthesia team relieve and prevent pain and anxiety due to surgical procedures, but it also expedites the conduct of procedures and optimizes surgical conditions by preventing patient movement and ensuring hemodynamic stability. While some procedures require a small amount of sedation, others require general anesthesia and/or regional anesthesia. This module discusses the basic types of surgical anesthesia as well as the indications and contraindications for each. Additionally, the most commonly used medications will be reviewed, including mechanism of action and side effects. An overview of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Classification Status System is presented along with considerations that may prompt an anesthesiologist to delay or cancel a surgical procedure.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
Medical consultation is an important clinical responsibility for most hospitalists. Traditionally, consultants evaluated patients at the request of the referring physician (RP) and provided an assessment and recommendations. Today, hospitalists are also asked to provide both informal “curbside” advice and more comprehensive comanagement of medical problems. Hospitalists who are effective consultants communicate skillfully and act professionally. The following module describes the different roles that hospitalists can perform as medical consultants and provides strategies for improving communication and RP satisfaction.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
Patients with liver disease who undergo surgery, whether elective or emergent, are at increased risk for complications. In patients with cirrhosis, perioperative morbidity and mortality vary depending on the type of surgery. An accurate assessment of the presence and severity of acute or chronic liver disease is necessary to plan for perioperative management. Although most patients should continue liver-directed therapies, adjustments in medications may be necessary for certain liver diseases. This module outlines the risk associated with different types of surgery and identifies the elements of the preoperative evaluation for patients with cirrhosis. The influences on morbidity and mortality and formulation of pre- and postoperative care plans are reviewed as well.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$0.00
Many hospitalists provide critical care services without adequate support or training, putting patients at risk and exposing hospitalists to medical liability. This educational series covers common or high-risk clinical scenarios that hospitalists encounter in and out of the intensive care unit.

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