Comprehensive Hospital Medicine

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print


Key Features

  • Access to the entire contents of this Expert Consult title online permits speedy consultation from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • State-of-the-art, evidence-based, hospital-focused guidelines on clinical assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and discharge/follow-up planning help you to effectively manage all of the key disorders in every body system.
  • 20 chapters focused on peri-operative care assist you in navigating this increasingly important component of hospital medicine practice.
  • Expert advice on systems issues explores how to establish and enhance a hospitalist program, provide leadership, manage patient transitions of care, establish a teamwork model with hospital staff, promote patient safety and staff performance improvement, standardize care, and navigate legal and ethical concerns.

Table of Contents

I. Evidence Based Clinical Practice

A. Principles of evidence-based clinical practice

B. Real time application

II. Clinical Care Delivery

A. General Approach to a Hospitalized Patient

1) Communication
2) Symptom Management
a) Insomnia and anxiety
b) Nausea
c) Constipation and Diarrhea
3) Nutrition
4) Maintaining Skin Integrity
5) Pain Management

B. Cardiovascular

1) Chest Pain
2) Acute Coronary Syndromes
3) Heart Failure
4) Arrhythmias
5) Cardiac Arrest
6) Syncope
7) Venous Thromboembolism
8) Aortic Dissection
9) Valvular Heart Disease
10) Peripheral Arterial Disease

C. Infectious Diseases

1) Pneumonia
a) Community Acquired
b) Nosocomial
2) Urinary Tract Infections
a) Community Acquired
b) Nosocomial
3) Cellulitis
4) Meningitis
5) Endocarditis
6) Vascular Catheter-related infections
7) HIV – related infections
8) Fever in a hospitalized patient
10) Asthma
11) Pleural Disease
12) Interstitial Lung Disease
13) Pulmonary Hypertension

D. Nephrology

1) Acute Renal Failure
2) Chronic Renal Failure
3) Electrolyte Disorders
4) Acid-Base Disorders

E. Gastroenterology

1) Acute GI Bleeding
a) Upper
b) Lower
2) Acute Hepatitis
3) Cirrhosis and Liver Failure
a) Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
4) Acute Abdominal Emergencies
a) Appendicitis
b) Cholecystitis
c) Diverticulitis
d) Bowel Obstruction and ileus
e) Ischemic Bowel
5) Inflammatory Bowel Disease
6) Gastroenteritis

F. Endocrinology

1) Diabetes Mellitus
a) DKA
b) Managing DM in hospitalized patients
2) Thyroid Disorders
3) Adrenal Disorders
4) Parathyroid Disorders

G. Oncology

1) Chemotherapy
2) Paraneoplastic Syndromes
3) Oncologic Emergencies
a) Neutropenia / Fever
b) Hypercalcemi


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