Hospital Medicine Alert (Vol. 10, No. 3) - May 1, 2015

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Release date: May 2015

Valid through: May 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Do Corticosteroids Play a Role in the Treatment of Community-acquired Pneumonia?
  • Intravenous Fluids in Patients With Acute Heart Failure
  • Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis
  • Bridging During Anticoagulation Interruptions Is Associated with Worse Outcomes
  • Influenza 2014-2015 – Something Old, Something New


  • 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.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


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AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing


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


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

AHC Media Managing Editor: Russ Underwood

Associate Managing editor: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Divya Gollapudi, Michael H. Crawford, and Cara N. Pellegrini report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Stan Deresinksi has served as a one-time consultant for Cubist and Bayer. Hospital Medicine Alert’s physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, peer reviewer Rachael Safyan, MD, executive editor Russ Underwood, and associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg have no relevant relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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