Hospital Medicine is the fasting growing field of Medicine, and the importance of hospitalists in the delivery of care and success of hospitals continues to increase. The practice of hospital medicine is both rewarding and challenging: hospitalists need to provide high-quality care using the best available evidence in an efficient, cost-effective manner. In recognition of the need for rapid access to essential information, this text provides a concise yet comprehensive source for busy clinicians. Essentials of Hospital Medicine provides detailed reviews of all clinical topics in inpatient medicine, including common diagnoses, hospital-acquired conditions, medical consultation, and palliative care, as well as key non-clinical topics, such as quality improvement tools, approach to medical errors, the business of medicine, and teaching tips. It is the single source needed for hospitalists striving to deliver outstanding care and provide value to their patients and hospitals.
Hospitalists as Leaders: Introduction: Hospitalists as Leaders (A Dunn); Key Clinical Pearls: Physical exam essentials (J Stulman); Primer on EBM (A Holbrook); Patient Safety and Hospital Quality: Medication Reconciliation (J Goldenberg); IT for the Hospitalist (K Rogers); Business of Hospital Medicine: Metrics and Dashboards (J Farber); E&M Coding (I Helenius & S Sigworth); Cardiology: Acute Coronary Syndrome (B Darrow); Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter (J Halperin); Syncope (M Miller); Pulmonary: COPD (N Schachter); Interstitial Lung Disease (T Harkin); Renal: Acute Renal Insufficiency (T Kim); Hyper and Hypokalemia (M Ross); Endocrine: Hyperthyroidism, including Thyroid Storm (Haber); Adrenal Insufficiency, including Adrenal Crisis (M LaMothe et al.); Infectious Disease: CAP / HAP (M Lee); HIV Disease (R Mackay); Clostridium Difficile Colitis (F Wallach); GI/Liver: Pancreatitis (R Akhtar); Small Bowel Obstruction (C Divino); Neurology: Approach to Delirium (A Briones); Acute Stroke/TIA (S Tuhrim); Hematology: Evaluation of Anemia (I Aledort); Sickle Cell Crisis (P Shi); Rheumatology: Evaluation of Acute Arthritis (Ali); RA Flare (Kerr/Gorevic); Oncology for the Hospitalist: Malignancy Workup (Oh); Common Chemotherapy Complications (Oh); Critical Care: SIRS / Shock (Kalb); Mechanical Ventilation Management/Weaning Protocols (U Ayala); Psychiatric Illness: Schizophrenia (Marin/Sharma); Drug Abuse and Withdrawal (Marin/Sharma); Preventing Hospital Complications: Falls (Rule & Markoff); Pressure Ulcers (Navid); Consultation and Peri-Operative Medicine: Pre-op Cardiac Assessment (D Chang); Pre-op Pulmonary Assessment (A Morgenthau); Co-Management (A Jaffer); Pain Management: Pain Management (J Horton); Transplant Medicine: Transplant Medicine (S Dua et al.); Palliative Care: Medical Ethics (A Dinescu); Common Symptoms Management in Palliative Care (E Chai); Global Health: Common Infectious Diseases by Nation and Region (D Caplivski); Cultural Competence (C Horowitz); Hospitalist as Educator: Teaching Tips and Pearls (L Coplit); Bedside Teaching (B Sharpe); Hospitalist as Researcher: Developing a Hospitalist Research Agenda (D Meltzer); and other papers.