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  • 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™
$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.
$299.00
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  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$95.00
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.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$95.00
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.
  • 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
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.
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$95.00
This module discusses these aspects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the different screening tools available to clinicians. A discussion of the logistical barriers to managing OSA and the options for treatment is included to help hospitalists successfully identify and manage these patients during the perioperative period.
$0.00
Mounting evidence shows that the American healthcare system costs too much for the results it achieves in terms of patient outcomes and access. Many different parts of this system need attention, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. However, the inpatient / hospital environment is a “high intensity” healthcare delivery setting, and the “Choosing Wisely” initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) offers a list of low value healthcare practices which make great targets for improvement efforts.
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$0.00
This module will review current knowledge regarding the utilization of routine and daily laboratory evaluation for hospitalized patients in the context of the Choosing Wisely campaign recommendation to not to perform repetitive complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry testing in the face of clinical and lab stability. The module will then walk through the “QI roadmap” briefly discussing how an institution can evaluate their local practice and improve performance in line with the Choosing Wisely recommendation. This module will review the relevant steps, but does assume that the audience is familiar with the content of the “Planning and Executing Quality Improvement Projects” QI CME module through SHM.

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