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Table of Contents

1. What is a Hospitalist?
2. Pediatric Hospitalists: Efficiency and Quality of Care
3. Hospitalist Models of Care: Organization and Compensation
4. Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction
5. Patient Safety and Medical Errors in Pediatric Hospitals
6. Infection Control for Pediatric Hospitals
7. Evidence-Based Medicine
8. Clinical Practice Guidelines
9. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient and Family
10. Hospitalist as Patient Advocate
11. Spiritual Care of the Hospitalized Child and Family
12. Pediatric Palliative, End-of-Life, and Bereavement Care
13. Transitions of Care in Hospitalized Children
14. Medical Consultation and Co-management
15. Transport Medicine for Hospitalists
16. Finances
17. Discharge planning, follow-up, payer relations, utilization management, home care
18. Ethics
19. Legal Issues: risk management, malpractice
20. Clinical Research
21. Protection of Patients, Research Subjects, and Confidentiality / IRBs and HIPPA
22. Medical Education; Inpatient Medical Education
23. Professional Organizations
24. Future Development of the Field
25. Abdominal Mass
26. Abdominal Pain
27. Acidosis
28. Altered Mental Status
29. Chest Pain
30. Cyanosis
31. Diarrhea
32. FTT
33. Fever
34. GI Bleeding
35. Hypertension
36. Hypoglycemia
37. Hyoptension/ Shock
38. Hypoxemia
39. Irritability/Intractable Crying
40. Limp/Joint Swelling
41. Lymphandenopathy/Adenitis
42. Mouth Pain/Lesions
43. Neck Pain
44. Petechiae/Purpura
45. Respiratory Distress (Wheezing, Stridor, SOB, Cough, Tachypnea)
46. Syncope
47. Vomiting
48. Delivery room medicine (NALS, premies, Apgars)
49. Term newborn (newborn screen, hips, hearing, hep B)
50. Birth Injury
51. Congenital anomalies
52. Respiratory Distress/TTN
53. Congenital and Perinatal Infections/Sepsis
54. Hypoglycemia, IDM
55. Hyperbilirubinemia
56. Neonatal abstinence/with


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About the authors

Lisa Zaoutis

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Inpatient Services, Division of General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Vincent Chiang

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief of Inpatient Pediatric Service, Course Director of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA