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Pulmonary Risk Management in the Perioperative Setting
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 As a consultant, hospitalists commonly risk stratify and offer risk reduction strategies for patients undergoing surgery. Effective perioperative pulmonary risk consultation requires hospitalists to identify patient- and procedure-related predictors for developing postoperative pulmonary complications and to propose strategies to reduce the risk. The following module will examine these topics and provide evidence-based risk reduction strategies. In addition, the role of routine preoperative spirometry and chest radiograph will be discussed.
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Mental Status Changes: Delirium
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$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.
The Role of the Medical Consultant
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 Medical consultation is an important clinical component 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 “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.
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$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.
Perioperative Evaluation and Treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 As the use of steroids (usually prednisone) to treat various medical illnesses has expanded, so has the concern for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and subsequent adrenal insufficiency (AI). Despite the fact that most clinicians clearly recognize the potential for AI, many find the sometimes-subtle presentation challenging. Furthermore, clinicians often struggle with assessing the likelihood of perioperative AI risk and with preventing it. The following module will address the perioperative management of both patients with known AI and those at risk for HPA axis suppression.
Perioperative Cardiac Risk Management
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$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.
Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital: Focus on the Noncritically Ill Patient
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$0.00 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.
Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
$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.
Shock
  • ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Non-physician
$0.00 SERIES SUMMARYMany 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.TARGET AUDIENCEAny hospitalist physician or advanced practice provider who manages patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). 
Initial Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • 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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