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Essentials of hospital medicine a practical guide for clinicians

Andrew Dunn (Andrew S.); Navneet Kathuria; Paul Klotman


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  • Title:
    Essentials of hospital medicine a practical guide for clinicians
  • Author: Andrew Dunn (Andrew S.); Navneet Kathuria; Paul Klotman
  • Description: Contents; List of Contributors; Hospitalists as Leaders; 1 Hospitalists as Hospital Leaders Andrew S. Dunn; Key Pearls; Introduction; The Path to Leadership; Leading in Care Delivery; Leading in Hospital Quality and Patient Safety; Leading in Education; Challenges; The Future; References; Key Clinical Pearls; 2 Evidence-based Medicine Primer Sarah Kharkhanechi, Amir Abadir, Abhinav Sharma, Andrew Burke, George Farag, Thanu Nadarajah and Anne Holbrook; Introduction; Diagnosis; Clinical Scenario; Diagnosis Study; Diagnosis Criteria2-3; Discussion; Prognosis; Clinical Scenario; Prognosis Study
    Prognosis Criteria6Discussion; Therapy; Clinical Scenario; Therapy Trial; Therapy Criteria8; Discussion; Economics; Clinical Scenario; Economics Study; Economics Criteria; Discussion; References; 3 On the Fly: Using Electronic Resources to Enhance Evidence-based Practice Deborah Korenstein and Laura Schimming; Key Pearls; Introduction; A New Paradigm: The Evidence Hierarchy; Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner; Answering Questions; Resources to Answer Background Questions; Resources to Answer Foreground Questions; Summary; References
    4 The Physical Exam: An Evidence Based Approach to Common Abnormal Findings James K. Stulman, Catherine Bigelow and Susan KahaneKey Pearls; Introduction; The Clinical Exam as Diagnostic Test; Assessing Volume Status; Acute Blood Loss; Non-Blood Loss Causes of Hypovolemia; How to Perform Postural Vital Signs; Cardiac Murmurs; Systolic Murmurs; Aortic Stenosis; How to Perform the Useful Physical Exam for Aortic Stenosis; Mitral Regurgitation; How to Examine the Useful Physical Exam for Mitral Regurgitation; Diastolic Murmurs; Aortic Insufficiency
    How to Perform the Useful Physical Exam for Aortic InsufficiencyHepatomegaly; How to Perform the Useful Physical Exam to Assess Hepatomegaly; Ascites; How to Perform the Useful Physical Exam to Assess for Ascites; Central Venous Pressure; Evaluation of JVP; Abdominojugular Reflux Test; Kussmaul Sign; Pleural Effusion; How to Perform the Useful Physical Exam; Conventional Percussion; Chest Expansion; Tactile Fremitus; References; Patient Safety and Hospital Quality; 5 Doctor to Doctor Communication Brian Markoff; Key Pearls; Background; Communication Standards; Systematic Approaches
    ConclusionsReferences; 6 Approach to the Analysis of Medical Errors Erin DuPree; Key Pearls; Accountability; Causal Factors of Error (Swiss cheese model); Reporting; Root Cause Analysis; Disclosure; References; 7 Process Improvement Tools Ira S. Nash; Key Pearls; Introduction; Quality; Choosing Performance Improvement Targets; Do Your Homework - Gather Baseline Data; Form the Right Team; Define Goals; Break Down the Problem - Process Maps; Collect Data; Analyze the Findings; Implement Change; Measure, Track and Repeat; Summary; References
    8 Teamwork in Hospital Medicine Kevin J. O'Leary and Niraj L. Sehgal
    Hospital Medicine is the fasting growing field of Medicine, and the importance of hospitalists in the delivery of care and success of hospitals continues to increase. The practice of hospital medicine is both rewarding and challenging: hospitalists need to provide high-quality care using the best available evidence in an efficient, cost-effective manner. In recognition of the need for rapid access to essential information, this text provides a concise yet comprehensive source for busy clinicians. Essentials of Hospital Medicine provides detailed reviews of all clinical topics in inpatient medi
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific
  • Format: 1 online resource (1203 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-89997-3;ISBN 981-4354-91-0
  • Subjects: Hospitals; Hospital care; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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