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The Brigham Update in Hospital Medicine 2024

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Hospital Medicine: Optimize Inpatient Care

Using a case-based format to address everyday questions, The Brigham Update in Hospital Medicine distills recent evidence, guidelines, and expert opinions for the busy practitioner. Emphasizing practical management of common problems, this online course — presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and accredited by Harvard Medical School — highlights the latest advances and best practices for optimized inpatient care. It features 40 core continuing medical education topics, including:

  • COVID-19 treatment updates
  • Updated 2023 GOLD guidelines: when to use triple therapy in COPD
  • DRESSed to kill: drug reactions and other can’t-miss dermatology diagnoses
  • Pearls for managing personality disorders in the hospital
  • The latest on bacteremia management
  • HELLP me: managing medical complications in pregnant and postpartum patients
  • and more…

* Date of Original Release: December 1, 2023

Learning Objectives

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

  • Best practices for common problems in hospital medicine
  • Seminal studies and updates in the literature
  • Recent guideline changes and recommendations
  • Expert opinions where the data are lacking
  • Pearls for interpreting common diagnostic studies


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

2. Anticoagulation – What the Hospitalist Needs to Know – Jean M. Connors, MD

3. Common Dermatology Consults for the Hospitalist – Alexandra P. Charrow, MD

4. Best Practices for Inpatient Management of Patients with Psychiatric Disease – Sejal B. Shah, MD

5. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – A Case-Based Approach for the Hospitalist – Lisa W. Vercollone, MD

6. Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Inpatient Setting – Lisa W. Vercollone, MD

7. A Review of Common Clinical Scenarios in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation – Yee-Ping Sun, MD

8. Recent Advances in Heart Failure – Anju Nohria, MD

9. Racial Inequities in the Hospital – Michelle Morse, MD, MPH and Bram Wispelwey, MD, MS, MPH

10. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – The Resident Expert that Never Sleep – Agustina Saenz, MD, MPH

11. Managing Patients in the Transition Between Floor and ICU – Rebecca M. Baron, MD and Christopher L. Roy, MD, SFHM

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

13. Goals of Care Conversations in Hospital Medicine – Andrew J. Lawton, MD

14. Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of C. diff – John J. Ross, MD, CM, FIDSA

15. Stroke in Hospital Medicine – Galen V. Henderson, MD

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

17. Geriatric Medicine for the Hospitalist – Shoshana Streiter, MD

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

19. Inpatient Management of GI Bleeding – Tyler M. Berzin, MD, MS

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

21. Antibiotics – A Rapid Update and Pearls for the Hospitalist – Part I – Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

22. Antibiotics – A Rapid Update and Pearls for the Hospitalist – Part II – Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

23. Urinary Tract Infections Update for Hospital Medicine – Sigal Yawetz, MD

24. Pneumonia in Hospitalized Patients – Michael Klompas, MD

25. Bacteremia-Endocarditis – Michael Klompas, MD

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

27. CKD and ESKD Management for the Hospitalist – Ankit Patel, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

32. Inpatient Endocrinology Pearls – J. Carl Pallais, MD, MPH

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

34. COVID-19 – Treatment – Paul E Sax, MD

35. Rapid-Fire Electrolyte Cases for the Hospitalist – HyperCa and HypoNa – David A. Krakow, MD

36. Rethinking Common Labs – Pearls for the Hospitalist – David A. Krakow, MD

37. Can’t-Miss Radiology Diagnosis – Jennifer W. Uyeda, MD

38. Case-Based ECG Review – Sanjay Divakaran, MD

39. Pregnancy – What a Hospitalist Needs to Know – Meghan Rudder, MD

40. Rapid-Fire Hematology Cases for the Hospitalist – Alfred Lee, MD, PhD

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