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Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients
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11/7/2018 to 11/10/2018
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Where: Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona  85253
United States

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Course Director: John T. Ratelle, M.D.
Course Co-Directors: Ilko V. Ivanov, M.D., James (Jamie) S. Newman, M.D.

Hospital Medicine is a growing medical specialty that requires a diverse skill set. Hospital-based health care providers must be able to diagnose and manage a wide variety of clinical conditions, coordinate transitions of care, provide perioperative management to surgical patients and contribute to quality improvement and hospital administration. This program has been specifically designed to ensure that participants augment their skill set to meet these many challenges in an effort to enhance the delivery of health care and provide better patient outcomes.

Optional Educational Activities

  • ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Session – Update in Hospital Medicine
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Bedside Procedures Workshop

Course Highlights

  • Interactive case-based presentations
  • Clinical updates on important inpatient topics
  • Review of current literature
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Learning Session: Update in Hospital Medicine (optional)
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Bedside Procedures Workshop (optional)

Target Audience

This program is designed for inpatient care providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  Internal medicine and family practice, among others, are specialties that have practitioners who care for hospitalized patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Select the appropriate venous catheter for a hospitalized patient
  • List appropriate indications for a PICC when discharging a medical inpatient requiring home IV access
  • Describe causes of elevated troponin beside myocardial infarction
  • Differentiate mesenteric ischemia from ischemic colitis
  • Select the appropriate intravenous fluid for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
  • Identify common and life-threatening causes of thrombocytopenia in the hospitalized patient
  • Apply a framework for the evaluation of hypoxia in the hospitalized patient
  • Summarize the management of bleeding in a patient on a direct oral anticoagulant
  • List the highest yield tests to evaluate cardiac risk in a patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery
  • Diagnose urinary tract infection in a patient with a urethral catheter
  • Select the appropriate imaging for a patient with suspected stroke
  • Develop an approach for the evaluation of generalized weakness in a hospitalized patient

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