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2018-2019 Update in Hospital Medicine Now through June 30, 2019

Instructions for using the Knowledge Resources

  1. Access the “ABIM Activities by Specialty” page and scroll down to the “Hospital Medicine, Focused Practice” links.
  2. Click the “Hospital Medicine, Focused Practice” link and enter the module by inputting your email and ABIM Physician Portal Password. Once you have logged on, keep the ABIM website 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 17th 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 17
Cardiovascular Medicine > Heart Failure > Inpatient Management of Heart Failure > Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Cardiovascular Medicine > Heart Failure > Inpatient Management of Heart Failure > Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (free to members)

Resource for Question 2

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Disorders of the Small and Large Bowel > Diarrhea > Evaluation and Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Disorders of the Small and Large Bowel > Diarrhea > Evaluation and Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 3

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care > Airway Disease > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Nonpharmacologic Therapy > Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care > Airway Disease > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Nonpharmacologic Therapy > Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation (free to members)

Resource for Question 4

Today's Hospitalist
Are you struggling with early discharges? Phyllis Maguire. Today's Hospitalist. August 2017.

Resource for Question 5

MKSAP 17
General Internal Medicine > Patient Safety and Quality Improvement > Systems Patient Care–Related Safety and Quality Issues > Lean (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
General Internal Medicine > Patient Safety and Quality Improvement > Systems Patient Care–Related Safety and Quality Issues > Lean (free to members)

Resource for Question 6

MKSAP 17
General Internal Medicine > Palliative Care > Symptom Management > Delirium (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
General Internal Medicine > Palliative Care > Symptom Management > Delirium (free to members)

Resource for Question 7

MKSAP 17
Nephrology > Acute Kidney Injury > Acute Kidney Injury in Specific Clinical Settings > Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Nephrology > Acute Kidney Injury > Acute Kidney Injury in Specific Clinical Settings > Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (free to members)

Resource for Question 8

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders > Multiple Myeloma > Diagnosis and Prognosis (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders > Multiple Myeloma > Diagnosis and Prognosis (free to members)

Resource for Question 9

PubMed
Development of a Research Agenda to Identify Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Physician Wellness and Reduce Burnout. Dyrbye LN, Trockel M, Frank E, Olson K, Linzer M, Lemaire J, Swensen S, Shanafelt T, Sinsky CA. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 16;166(10):743-744. doi: 10.7326/M16-2956. Epub 2017 Apr 18. No abstract available. PMID: 28418518

Resource for Question 10

PubMed
Short-term use of oral corticosteroids was linked to increased risk for sepsis, VTE, and fractures. Rowland K. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 15;167(4):JC20. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-4-020. No abstract available. PMID: 28806801

Resource for Question 11

MKSAP 17
Infectious Disease > Urinary Tract Infections > Management > Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Infectious Disease > Urinary Tract Infections > Management > Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (free to members)

Resource for Question 12

MKSAP 17
Neurology > Stroke > Stroke Subtypes > Ischemic Stroke > Cardioembolic Stroke (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Neurology > Stroke > Stroke Subtypes > Ischemic Stroke > Cardioembolic Stroke (free to members)

Resource for Question 13

MKSAP 17
Neurology > Neuromuscular Disorders > Classification, Findings, and Diagnosis (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Neurology > Neuromuscular Disorders > Classification, Findings, and Diagnosis (free to members)

Resource for Question 14

PubMed
Effect of Using the HEART Score in Patients With Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster Randomized Trial. Poldervaart JM, Reitsma JB, Backus BE, Koffijberg H, Veldkamp RF, Ten Haaf ME, Appelman Y, Mannaerts HFJ, van Dantzig JM, van den Heuvel M, El Farissi M, Rensing BJWM, Ernst NMSKJ, Dekker IMC, den Hartog FR, Oosterhof T, Lagerweij GR, Buijs EM, van Hessen MWJ, Landman MAJ, van Kimmenade RRJ, Cozijnsen L, Bucx JJJ, van Ofwegen-Hanekamp CEE, Cramer MJ, Six AJ, Doevendans PA, Hoes AW. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 16;166(10):689-697. doi: 10.7326/M16-1600. Epub 2017 Apr 25. Erratum in: Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jul 18;167(2):144. PMID: 28437795

Resource for Question 15

PubMed
Follow-up Blood Cultures in Gram-Negative Bacteremia: Are They Needed? Canzoneri CN, Akhavan BJ, Tosur Z, Andrade PEA, Aisenberg GM. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1776-1779. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix648. PMID: 2902030

Resource for Question 16

MKSAP 17
Dermatology > Dermatologic Problems of Special Populations > Dermatologic Diseases of Overweight Patients > Stasis Dermatitis (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Dermatology > Dermatologic Problems of Special Populations > Dermatologic Diseases of Overweight Patients > Stasis Dermatitis (free to members)

Resource for Question 17

PubMed
How I treat hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in the adult patient. Schram AM, Berliner N. Blood. 2015 May 7;125(19):2908-14. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-01-551622. Epub 2015 Mar 10. Review. PMID: 25758828

Resource for Question 18

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Evaluation (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Evaluation (free to members)

Resource for Question 19

ACP Hospitalist
Inpatient hypertension management. Prashant Sharma, MD, FACP, and Anuj Shrestha, MD. ACP Hospitalist. August, 2014

Resource for Question 20

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Critical Care Medicine > Common ICU Conditions > Sepsis > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Critical Care Medicine > Common ICU Conditions > Sepsis > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 21

PubMed
Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection and antibiotics: a meta-analysis. Deshpande A, Pasupuleti V, Thota P, Pant C, Rolston DD, Sferra TJ, Hernandez AV, Donskey CJ. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Sep;68(9):1951-61. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt129. Epub 2013 Apr 25. Review. PMID: 23620467

Resource for Question 22

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Evaluation (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding > Evaluation (free to members)

Resource for Question 23

MKSAP 17
Infectious Disease > Community Acquired Pneumonia > Follow Up (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Infectious Disease > Community Acquired Pneumonia > Follow Up (free to members)

Resource for Question 24

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Effects of Cancer Therapy and Survivorship > Acute Effects of Cancer Therapy > Immune-Related Toxicities (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Effects of Cancer Therapy and Survivorship > Acute Effects of Cancer Therapy > Immune-Related Toxicities (free to members)

Resource for Question 25

MKSAP 17
Endocrinology > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Diabetes Mellitus > Management of Diabetes Mellitus (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Endocrinology > Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Diabetes Mellitus > Management of Diabetes Mellitus (free to members)

Resource for Question 26

Annals
ACP Journal Club. Warfarin continuation was better than heparin bridging during pacemaker or ICD surgery. Deloughery T. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Aug 20;159(4):JC7. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-4-201308200-02007. PMID: 24026283

Resource for Question 27

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Treatment (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Treatment (free to members)

Resource for Question 28

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > 03 Disorders of the Pancreas > Acute Pancreatitis > Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > 03 Disorders of the Pancreas > Acute Pancreatitis > Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 29

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Nonpharmacologic Therapy > Oxygen Therapy (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Nonpharmacologic Therapy > Oxygen Therapy (free to members)

Resource for Question 30

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Transfusion > Cellular Products > Erythrocytes > Strategies to Minimize Blood Transfusion (subscription required)

MKSAP 17
Hematology and Oncology > Transfusion > Cellular Products > Erythrocytes > Strategies to Minimize Blood Transfusion (free to members)