Hospital Medicine July 2014 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Jul 01, 2014

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:

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

Jennifer A. Best, MD
Assistant Professor,
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA

Deborah J. DeWaay, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor,
Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, SC

Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
Northwest Permanente and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center,

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

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University,
Hospital Epidemiologist, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA


  • Hospitalist Workload May Impact Quality of Care
  • Functional Status and the Risk for Readmission
  • Can We Prevent the Avoidable Readmission When Time Is of the Essence?
  • Gloves Are Not Perfect
  • Patients with Multiple Medical Emergency Team Calls Are at High Risk for Adverse Outcomes
  • U.S. MERS cases worked in Saudi hospitals


  • 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 John H. Choe, MD, MPH, executive editor Russ Underwood, and associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

Authors Jennifer A. Best, MDDeborah J. DeWaay, MD, FACPEric C. Walter, MD, MSc, David J. Pierson, MD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA does research for the National Institutes of Health, and is an advisory board member and consultant for Merck.

Copyright 2014, AHC Media