Hospital Medicine September 2010 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Sep 01, 2010

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

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin
AHC Media, LLC


  • Medical Emergency Teams: Does Rapid Response Make a Difference?
  • PO Is OK for COPD — Follow the Guidelines!
  • Blood Culture-negative Endocarditis: What Can the Laboratory Bring to the Table?
  • Do Rapid Response Teams Reduce Hospital Mortality or Simply Increase Costs?
  • Catching Dengue in Florida


  • 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. The managing editor, Leslie Hamlin, reports no financial relationshps relevant to this field of study.

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