December 2018

Illustration by Sarah Ferone

Watching residents

Academic hospitalists deal with the challenge of balancing supervision and autonomy.

Prepping for nerve agents

Feds, clinical experts offer guidance for hospitals.

Approach constipation aggressively

An expert speaking at American College of Gastroenterology 2018 gave tips on inpatient constipation.

How to recognize respiratory compromise

A nonprofit alliance of medical societies is raising awareness of respiratory compromise.

Brushing up on pneumonia prevention

One facility reduced rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia with simple oral hygiene.

Pinpoint PE in high-risk patients with syncope

The evidence on the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with syncope has been mixed.

Look out for liver emergencies

Improve your evaluation of acute-on-chronic liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy.

Working up inpatient psychosis

Ask the right questions and know the common differentials to speed your diagnosis.

Fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction

The new definition replaces the term necrosis with the concept of myocardial injury.

New antiviral for flu approved

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

Little plastic Santa

Dr. Newman tells a heartwarming (and true) holiday story.

Resident supervision, nerve agents, and clinical conferences

This issue delves into dilemmas of training and terrorism, among other topics.

MKSAP quiz on gastroenterology

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) on gastroenterology.

Bundled payments, pneumonia score

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Antibiotics for COPD, shock after MI, and more

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.