Hospital Medicine October 2009 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Oct 01, 2009

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospitalists, intensivists and acute care clinicians.


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Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Washington


  • Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect: Reducing Catheter-related Bacteremia Using Simulation-based Training
  • Respiratory Therapist-driven Protocol for Non-ICU Surgical Patients Reduces ICU Use and Decreases Costs
  • Cleaning Stethoscopes with Ethanol-based Cleaner vs. Isopropyl Alcohol — Which Is Better?
  • Unexplained Cardiac Arrest Evaluation
  • Whole Blood in the Management of Hypovolemia Due to Obstetrical Hemorrhage
  • Vancomycin Loading Doses in Morbidly Obese Patients


  • review pertinent safety, infection control, and quality improvement practices
  • discuss diagnosis and treatment of acute illness in the hospital setting
  • review current data on diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for common inpatient problems

Financial Disclosure:

Hospital Medicine Alert's physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, has no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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