Hospital Medicine August 2012 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Aug 01, 2012

Target Audience:

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


AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing:


  • Hand Hygiene Exemplars: Lead the Followers
  • High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy in Acute Respiratory Failure: What Do We Know?
  • Medical Emergency Team Calls in the Radiology Department
  • Nighttime Intensivist Coverage May Not Benefit All ICUs
  • Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death with Azithromycin
  • ECG Review: Adenosine for a Wide Tachycardia?


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

Financial Disclosure:

Hospital Medicine Alert's physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, executive editor Russ Underwood, and associate managing editor Jill Drachenberghave no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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