April 2019

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Listening to patients who can't hear

Pick up tips to treat deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.

How (and why) to clean a stethoscope

Research has found that stethoscopes harbor microbes and that many clinicians never clean theirs.

Uncertainty on nurse staffing despite regs, research

Opinions are heated, but data are limited, on how many nurses are best for patients.

The IMPACT of treating addiction

One hospital launched a consult service focused on inpatients with substance use disorders.

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A hospitalist primer

Learn hospital medicine from A to Z.

Are bedside rounds evidence based?

A review found little proven benefit to clinicians gathering at patients' beds.


Use recommended clinical terminology on every encounter to clearly describe patients' status: either HIV infection only or HIV disease.

Hearing challenges, nurse staffing

Read this month's issue and then join the conversation during our Twitter chat.

Defibrillators and more ARBs recalled

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

Smoking cessation, hospital infections

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Beta-blockers, antibiotic algorithm, and more

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

MKSAP quiz on HIV

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) that relate to HIV.