February 2021

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Do you need a checklist?

There's limited evidence but apparent potential for these tools in hospital medicine.

The impact of deferred hospital care during COVID-19

Experts are looking at where the patients went and what happens next.

Continuous glucose monitoring gains traction in hospitals

Diabetes tech is moving rapidly from research to practice.

How the pandemic hit hospitals' bottom lines

Experts predict many hospitals will not have the reserves needed to cover their losses.

Using old cultures to choose new antibiotics

Results from previous hospitalizations were used to guide empiric therapy.

Discharge lounges done right

Studies show how to make these waiting spaces useful, even in a pandemic.

An updated approach to acute colonic pseudo-obstruction

An expert offers advice on recognizing the condition and avoiding serious consequences.

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Cytokine storm

Cytokine storm is poetic for a medical term.

Blood loss anemia

A key documentation issue is whether patients have lost enough blood to become anemic.

Catheters, infusion pumps recalled

Recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Checklists, deferred care, and more

This month's issue looks at how checklists are best applied and where admissions for causes other than COVID-19 might have gone, as well as discharge lounges and continuous glucose monitoring.

High-value care, tele-ICUs, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

MKSAP quiz on discharge planning

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

Malnutrition, diuretics, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.