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Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients

Get updates on the latest recommendations in hospital medicine in our comprehensive Mayo Clinic conference. Watch 8 out of the 37 medical lectures for free.
Hospital Medicine

Every medical specialty comes with its own challenges and stresses, but in hospital medicine, you’re taking care of sicker patients than your colleagues. Every day, you’re routinely working with familiar, acutely ill, and complex patients, desperate to feel better – and their hopes are riding on you and your ability as a healthcare professional. 


In this conference from Mayo Clinic, “Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients”, leading medical experts provide you with the tools to provide the best care possible for your acutely ill patients. Learn about geriatric assessments, radiology pearls, syncopes, oncology emergencies, adrenal disease, and more.



Here are 8 out of the 37 Video Lectures in this Conference on Hospital Medicine You can Watch on GIBLIB! Click on one or all the links to start watching.


1. Assessing Capacity in the Hospitalized Adult

Robert (Rob) J. Morgan, III MD, PhD, summarizes the reasons for impaired capacity, the thresholds of determination as well as the assessment of impaired capacity in the hospitalized adult. Learning objectives: List the components of a capacity assessment; Apply a dimensional model to assess capacity thresholds; Describe examples of questions to ask patients during capacity assessments.


2. Oncologic Emergencies

Syed Ahsan Rizvi, MD, summarizes the physical exam and treatment options for oncologic emergencies. Learning objectives: Recognize common oncologic emergencies; Review management of common oncologic emergencies; Review common immunotherapy and chemotherapy toxicities.


3. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Assessment and Treatment

John T. Ratelle, MD, describes how to assess for, grade, stage and treat patients who suffer from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. Learning objectives: Identity which hospitalized patients are at risk for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS); List the major stages of AWS and their general onset and time courses; Select which patients with AWS are appropriate for symptom-triggered therapy (i.e. CIWA).


4. Empathic Communication Pearls

ACGME Core Competencies

Richard M. Elias, MBBS, discusses the tips, tools, and tricks for practicing empathy during patient interactions. Learning objectives: Describe reflective listening; Recall the difference between courtesy vs. empathy; Assess empathic redirection.



5. Hematologic Emergencies for the Hospitalist

Syed Ahsan Rizvi, MD discusses endoscopic lung volume reduction and treating exacerbations. Learning Objectives: Review common immunotherapy side effects and complications; Recognize common hematologic emergencies; Review management of inpatient hematologic case scenarios.


6. Myocarditis: What the Hospitalist Needs to Know

Leslie T. Cooper, MD discusses how to help your patients with myocarditis as it relates to testing for the disease, death risk factors, and more. Learning Objectives: Review how to order individualized testing for suspected myocarditis based upon risk category; Review how to integrate clinical and imaging factors to estimate the risk of death or heart transplant in acute myocarditis; Discuss how to treat specific forms of myocarditis when indicated with a referral for mechanical circulatory support or immunosuppression.


7. Delirium: Assessing and Managing a Hospitalized Patient when out of Furrow

Sandeep R. Pagali, MD, MPH, discusses appropriate tools for delirium assessment, non-pharmacological strategies for delirium prevention and management, and the role of pharmacological interventions in delirium management. Learning Objectives: Identify appropriate tools for delirium assessment; Describe non-pharmacological strategies for delirium prevention and management; Recall the role of pharmacological interventions in delirium management.


8. Common Neurological Questions in the Hospitalized Patient

Derek W. Stitt, MD discusses the most frequent questions Dr. Stitt has been asked as they related to your patient's neurological needs. Learning Objectives: Review common inpatient neurology consultation questions, with answers that touch on clinical recognition, testing, and therapeutics; Review the most frequent questions asked in my years consulting on medicine inpatients.



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