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

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Release date: August 2015

Valid through: August 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters and Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism
  • VTE Occurs Frequently in Patients with Sepsis
  • Duration of Antibiotic Treatment for
  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis
  • Antibiotics for Intraabdominal Infections: Less Is More
  • Cryptogenic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation

Objectives

  • 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

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Physicians

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

Authors

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

Editors

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, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Authors Dr. Samuel Nadler, MD, PhD, Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, and Matthew E. Fink, MD, have no relevant relationship related to the material presented in this issue. Dr. Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP receives research support from Forest Pharmaceuticals.

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