Hospital Medicine June 2013 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Jun 01, 2013

Target Audience:

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


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Faculty Listing:

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

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood

Managing Editor
Jill Drachenberg

Associate Editor
Jennifer A. Best, MD, FACP, FHM
Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Virginia

David J. Pierson, MD
Professor Emeritus
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Charleston, WV

Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center;
Clinical Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine


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  • In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
  • Is Your Smart Phone Spreading Infection in the ICU?
  • Not Everything That Can Be Counted Counts!
  • Ampicillin plus Ceftriaxone for Enterococcal Endocarditis


  • 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, peer reviewer William Thompson, MD, executive editor Russ Underwood, associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg, associate editor Jennifer A. Best, MD, FACP, FHM, and authors David J. Pierson, MD and Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

Author Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.

Author John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD does research for Medtronic, is a consultant for Medtronic, Novartis, and St. Jude, and is a speaker for Boston Scientific.

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