June 2018

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Beating burnout

Speakers at Hospital Medicine 2018 offer their advice on preventing, recognizing, and recovering from burnout.

Treating acute pain in opioid-experienced patients

Learn best practices for managing acute pain in patients with opioid use disorder, on chronic opioid therapy, and on opioid-agonist therapy.

Tech talks offer a vision of the future

Computer advances, from artificial intelligence to interoperability, will significantly change hospitalist practice, two experts agreed.

Documenting and treating pressure ulcers

A wound care expert reviewed the stages of pressure ulcers (or injuries).

Just say no to lengthy NPOs

A system change shortened patients' fasting before bronchoscopy or cardiac catheterization.

Catch up on new COPD guidelines

A pulmonologist explained updated guidelines and offered tips on optimal care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Linking severe sepsis and hyperlactatemia

Is it acceptable, in coding for a patient with sepsis, to automatically link lactic acidosis to acute organ dysfunction?

Warning about immune reaction to seizure drug

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

More Medicaid money, fewer problems

The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act reduced hospital closures, a study found.

MKSAP quiz on pressure ulcers and pain

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17) on pressure ulcers and pain management.

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Readmission impossible

A dedicated team strives to keep a complex patient out of the hospital.

Hospital Medicine 2018

Explore our coverage of Hospital Medicine 2018, including burnout, pressure ulcers, pain management, COPD, and technological advances.

Antibiotics and AKI, stroke rehab, and more

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Duty hours and paper records

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.