A raven outside of Edgar Allen Poe House
.

The Resident (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT ADMIT, while I pondered the ER’s logic
Of admitting this great-looking kid with a swollen node,
and I nodded, strategically napping, suddenly there came a knocking,
knocking on my on-call room.
“Tis the student,” I muttered, “tapping on my on-call door;
only this and nothing more.”

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What does working life look like for academic hospitalists? While it’s true that academic hospitalists earn less than their nonacademic counterparts, you might be surprised to see how many shifts academics work and the number of patients they see...

Use of Procalcitonin (PCT) in Patients Presenting with Overlapping Symptom

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT is an invaluable marker to help assess presence or absence of a bacterial infection and can be used as an aid in antibiotic therapy for patients with suspected or confirmed LRTI. This webinar reviews the utility of PCT in the emergency department or inpatient hospital settings, and describes perspectives of three different clinicians and their approach to implementing this biomarker in clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

• Use PCT to distinguish CHF from pneumonia in patients with dyspnea• Apply PCT to clinical decision making guiding antibiotic use for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD• Compare high yield applications of PCT in different hospital settings (ED and inpatient wards).

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Coding

coding documentation

Steer clear of copy and paste

I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS from readers this month, including one on all-too-common documentation practices that can land clinicians in hot water with auditors. Here's...

Patient flow

Compensation

What do bonuses and incentives for hospitalists look like?

August 2019
How common are bonuses and incentives in hospitalist pay? According to data from the 2018 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, more than 95%...
recruitment incentives

Paid to sign on?

April 2019

On the Wards

how nocturnists manage difficult night admissions?

Nocturnist nightmares: managing emergencies, agitated delirium and narcotic dependence

August 2019
HOSPITALIST MICHAEL HOLTH, MD, has spent most of his seven years in hospital medicine working as a nocturnist. At this years Society of Hospital...

Commentary

Clinical

treating pneumonia with antibiotics

Cut back on antibiotics in pneumonia inpatients

September 2019
A GROWING NUMBER of randomized trials and systematic reviews continues to confirm that "shorter is better" when it comes to treating pneumonia with antibiotics,...

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Social media: Should you stop lurking and log on?

March 2019
AS A YOUNG HOSPITALIST trying to develop his academic career, Charlie M. Wray, DO, MS, (@WrayCharles) opened a Twitter account in 2014. After a...

Career

University of Vermont Health Network

November 2019
Based in: Plattsburgh, N.Y. Number of hospitalists: 17, recruiting 2 more Founded: 2006 Contact: Lisa VanNatten, LVanNatten@cvph.org; 518-562-7441 UVM Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a 300-bed...

By the Numbers

coding documentation

Steer clear of copy and paste

I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS from readers this month, including one on all-too-common documentation practices that can land clinicians in hot water with auditors. Here's...

Satisfaction/Burnout

A look at hospitalist job satisfaction

October 2019
How satisfied are hospitalists with their careers? According to data from the 2018 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, 84% of hospitalists say they’re...