May 2020

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Tools to fight COVID-19: Ventilator management

It's time to cram on managing mechanical ventilation.

The role of telehospitalists in COVID-19 response

Hospitalists caring remotely for New York patients explain their role.

FAQ on ventilation for ARDS in COVID-19

Get answers to pressing questions about ventilation management.

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An uphill battle

Envisioning the future of the pandemic was difficult at the end of March.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

An example case helps explain this clinical syndrome that mimics acute myocardial infarction.

The debate over vitamin C for sepsis

Mixed trial results have stirred controversy.


Avoid vague terms like unspecified or nonischemic cardiomyopathy in your documentation, and specify the cause whenever possible.

Palliative care for a pandemic

COVID-19 increased the need for expertise in communication and palliation of symptoms.

An extra step to reduce urine cultures

New containers allowed clinicians time to think before culturing.

Ventilation, telehospitalists, and more on COVID-19

This issue offers tools to fight the pandemic, as well as analysis of vitamin C for sepsis and articles on cardiomyopathy.

Infusion pump recalls, fecal transplant alert

Details on recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Inhaler education, hospital mergers, and more

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

MKSAP quiz on mechanical ventilation

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