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2020-2021 Update in Hospital Medicine Now through December 31, 2021

Instructions for using the Knowledge Resources

  1. Access the “ABIM Activities by Specialty” page and scroll down to “Internal Medicine” links.
  2. Click the “Internal Medicine” link and enter the module by inputting your email and ABIM Physician Portal Password. Once you have logged on, keep the ABIM webiste open in one browser tab and the ACP knowledge resources open in another.
  3. In the ACP knowledge resources tab, as you go through each ABIM module, you can select the specific Question for which you wish to review ACP knowledge resources.
  4. Click on the link(s) provided in the Related ACP Knowledge list to read ACP knowledge resources related directly to your selected question.
  5. Repeat for each question for which you would like to review ACP knowledge.

ACP Knowledge Resources

The ACP knowledge resources utilized in this application include:

  • MKSAP (currently including content from the 18th Edition)
  • Annals of Internal Medicine - online access to current and past issues of the premier journal of Internal Medicine
  • ACP Books - content from 14 ACP books and two books distributed by ACP

If you are not currently an ACP member, you will not be able to gain access to these resources. Please consider joining ACP. Digital MKSAP subscribers also have access to the fully-functional MKSAP site.

Resource for Question 1

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Postendoscopic Care (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Postendoscopic Care (free to members)

Resource for Question 2

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Community-Acquired Pneumonia > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Community-Acquired Pneumonia > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 3

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Their Disorders > Myelodysplastic Syndromes (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Their Disorders > Myelodysplastic Syndromes (free to members)

Resource for Question 4

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Erythrocyte Disorders > Anemia Due to Erythrocyte Underproduction or Maturation Defects > Iron Deficiency (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Erythrocyte Disorders > Anemia Due to Erythrocyte Underproduction or Maturation Defects > Iron Deficiency (free to members)

Resource for Question 5

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency > Subclinical Hypothyroidism (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency > Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free to members)

Resource for Question 6

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Inpatient Management of Hyperglycemia > Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Inpatient Management of Hyperglycemia > Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (free to members)

Resource for Question 7

Annals of Internal Medicine<
Vallabhaneni S, Jackson BR, Chiller TM. Candida auris: An Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Threat. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(6):432-433. doi:10.7326/M19-2205

Resource for Question 8

MKSAP 18
Neurology > Stroke > Ischemic Stroke Treatment > Thrombolysis and Endovascular Therapy (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Neurology > Stroke > Ischemic Stroke Treatment > Thrombolysis and Endovascular Therapy (free to members)

Resource for Question 9

PubMed
Lawrence A Haber, MD, Triveni DeFries, MD, MPH, Marlene Martin, MD, Things We Do for No Reason™: Discontinuing Buprenorphine When Treating Acute Pain. J. Hosp. Med 2019;10;633-635. Published online first August 21, 2019. doi:10.12788/jhm.3265. PMID: 31433765

Resource for Question 10

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Perioperative Medicine > Hematologic Perioperative Management > Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Perioperative Medicine > Hematologic Perioperative Management > Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (free to members)

Resource for Question 11

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Platelet Disorders > Thrombocytopenic Disorders > Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia > Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Platelet Disorders > Thrombocytopenic Disorders > Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia > Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (free to members)

Resource for Question 12

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Fluids and Electrolytes > Hyperkalemia > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Fluids and Electrolytes > Hyperkalemia > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 13

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Chronic Kidney Disease > Complications and Management > Nephrotoxins (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Chronic Kidney Disease > Complications and Management > Nephrotoxins (free to members)

Resource for Question 14

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Treatment (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology > Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Treatment (free to members)

Resource for Question 15

PubMed
David Alfandre, MD, MSPH, Jay Brenner, MD, Eberechukwu Onukwugha, MS, PhD, Things We Do For No Reason: Against Medical Advice Discharges. J. Hosp. Med 2017;10;843-845. Published online first August 23, 2017. doi:10.12788/jhm.2796. PMID: 28991952

Resource for Question 16

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Nonpharmacologic Strategies (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Nonpharmacologic Strategies (free to members)

Resource for Question 17

MKSAP 18
Neurology > Stroke > Acute Stroke Therapy > Ischemic Stroke Treatment > Antiplatelet Therapy, Anticoagulation and Medical Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Neurology > Stroke > Acute Stroke Therapy > Ischemic Stroke Treatment > Antiplatelet Therapy, Anticoagulation and Medical Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 18

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (free to members)

Resource for Question 19

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Acute Complications of Diabetes Mellitus > Diabetic Ketoacidosis/Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Acute Complications of Diabetes Mellitus > Diabetic Ketoacidosis/Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (free to members)

Resource for Question 20

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Primary Hypertension > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Primary Hypertension > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 21

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Fluids and Electrolytes > Disorders of Serum Sodium > Hyponatremia > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Fluids and Electrolytes > Disorders of Serum Sodium > Hyponatremia > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 22

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (free to members)

Resource for Question 23

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Vaccinations Recommended for Some Adults > Hepatitis A (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Vaccinations Recommended for Some Adults > Hepatitis A (free to members)

Resource for Question 24

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Disorders of the Liver > Complications of Advanced Liver Disease > Ascites (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Disorders of the Liver > Complications of Advanced Liver Disease > Ascites (free to members)

Resource for Question 25

PubMed
Nath S, Koziarz A, Badhiwala JH, et al. Atraumatic versus conventional lumbar puncture needles: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2018;391(10126):1197-1204. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32451-0. PMID: 29223694

Resource for Question 26

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Specific Critical Care Topics > Anaphylaxis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Specific Critical Care Topics > Anaphylaxis (free to members)

Resource for Question 27

PubMed
Tamma PD, Conley AT, Cosgrove SE, et al. Association of 30-Day Mortality With Oral Step-Down vs Continued Intravenous Therapy in Patients Hospitalized With Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia [published correction appears in JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Nov 1;179(11):1607]. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(3):316-323. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6226. PMID: 30667477

Resource for Question 28

PubMed
Dressler R, Dryer MM, Coletti C, Mahoney D, Doorey AJ. Altering Overuse of Cardiac Telemetry in Non–Intensive Care Unit Settings by Hardwiring the Use of American Heart Association Guidelines. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1852–1854. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4491. PMID: 25243419

Resource for Question 29

MKSAP 18
Cardiology > Coronary Artery Disease > Acute Coronary Syndromes Not Associated With Obstructive Coronary Disease (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiology > Coronary Artery Disease > Acute Coronary Syndromes Not Associated With Obstructive Coronary Disease (free to members)

Resource for Question 30

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Infectious Gastrointestinal Syndromes > Clostridium Difficile Infection (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Infectious Gastrointestinal Syndromes > Clostridium Difficile Infection (free to members)