Hospital Medicine Alert (Vol. 10, No. 5) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Do I really need atypical coverage for non-ICU hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia?
  • Vasospastic angina with myocardial infarction – more dangerous than once thought?
  • Hospital wards with higher rates of antibiotic prescribing associated with increased risk for C. diff infection
  • Early, goal-directed therapy of septic shock
  • Risk of NSAID Use in Patients Receiving Antithrombotic Therapy After Myocardial Infarction


  • 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.

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  • 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


Nathaniel R. DeFelice, MD Clinical Instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

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: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Hospital Medicine Alert’s physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, peer reviewer Rachael Safyan, MD, Managing editor Jill Drachenberg, and associate managing editor Dana Spector have no relevant relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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