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The Brigham Update In Hospital Medicine 2020

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Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Clinical Update

An intensive review of fundamentals and practice-changing updates across 34 core topics in hospital medicine.

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The Brigham Update in Hospital Medicine is an intensive, case-based look at new evidence, guidelines, and therapeutic strategies. Led by Christopher L. Roy, MD, SFHM, and Glen M. Kim, MD, MPH, this online CME program delivers comprehensive updates in all major areas of hospital medicine. Highlighted topics include:

• COVID-19 lessons learned

• Controversies in the new community-acquired pneumonia guidelines

• Pearls for improving laboratory interpretation: liver, hematology, and electrolytes

• How to use procalcitonin and CRP

• New FDA approvals for bleeding, liver disease, influenza, acute pain

• And more…


• Current Approaches in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism – Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD

• Update in Anticoagulation and Hypercoagulability in COVID-19 – Jean M. Connors, MD

• Rapid-Fire Hematology Cases for the Hospitalist – Aric D. Parnes, MD

• Rapid-Fire Electrolyte Cases for the Hospitalist: Na, Ca – David A. Krakow, MD

• Rapid-Fire Lab Interpretation for the Hospitalist – David A. Krakow, MD

• Best Practices in Pain and Palliative Care – Nelia Jain, MD, MA

• Evidence-Based Management of COPD/Asthma – Scott L. Schissel, MD, PhD

• Practical Approaches to Pancreatobiliary Disease Management – Linda S. Lee, MD

• Can’t-Miss Radiology Diagnoses – Jennifer W. Uyeda, MD

• GI Bleed: What a Hospitalist Needs to Know – Tyler M. Berzin, MD, MS

• Hemodialysis for the Hospitalist – Finnian R. McCausland, MBBCh, MMSc

• Procalcitonin and Other Biomarkers in the COVID-19 Era – Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH

• Common Consult Questions for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Adam D. Lipworth, MD

• Evidence-Based Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes – Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH

• Update in Atrial Fibrillation – Yee-Ping Sun, MD

• Antibiotics: A Rapid Update and Pearls for the Hospitalist – Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

• Recent Advances in the Management of Neurologic Emergencies – Galen V. Henderson, MD

• Improving the Evaluation and Management of Syncope – Kapil Kumar, MD

• Case-Based ECG Review – Sanjay Divakaran, MD

• Update in Acute Kidney Injury – Emily S. Robinson, MD, MPH

• Best Practices in Delirium Prevention and Treatment – Sejal B. Shah, MD

• Allergy 101: Drug Allergies and Other Common Consults for Hospitalists – Paige G. Wickner, MD, MPH

• Addiction Medicine on the Floors: A Case-Based Review – Rajesh Patel, MD, MPH and Samata Sharma, MD

• Evidence-Based Approaches to Inpatient Hyperglycemia – Nadine E. Palermo, DO

• Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia in the Hospitalized Patient – Michael Klompas, MD

• COVID-19: Viral Spread, Testing, and Infection Control – Michael Klompas, MD

• COVID-19: Clinical Manifestations and Treatment – Paul E. Sax, MD

• Cirrhosis for the Hospitalist – Anna E. Rutherford, MD, MPH

• Current Strategies and Common Questions in the Management of Urinary Tract Infections – Sigal Yawetz, MD

• Recent Advances in Heart Failure – Anju Nohria, MD

• Current and Emerging Concepts for Preoperative Evaluation – Adam C. Schaffer, MD

• COVID-19: ICU Lessons Learned – Rebecca M. Baron, MD

• Update in C. difficile – John J. Ross, MD, CM, FIDSA

• COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vulnerable Populations – Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to apply:

• Best practices for common problems in hospital medicine

• Seminal studies and updates in the evidence

• Recent guideline recommendations

• Expert opinions where the data are lacking

• Pearls for interpreting common laboratory diagnostics

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for Hospitalists, Internists, Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other clinicians caring for hospitalized patients.


• Date of Original Release: November 15, 2020

• Date of Original Release: January 31, 2023

• Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 27 hours

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