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The core competencies in hospital medicine: A framework for curriculum development by the society of hospital medicine

Copyright © 2006 Society of Hospital Medicine

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgementv
Editors and Contributorsvii
Introductionxv

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Section 1: CLINICAL CONDITIONS
1.1Acute Coronary Syndrome2
1.2Acute Renal Failure4
1.3Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal6
1.4Asthma8
1.5Cardiac Arrhythmia10
1.6Cellulitis12
1.7Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease14
1.8Community‐Acquired Pneumonia16
1.9Congestive Heart Failure18
1.10Delirium and Dementia20
1.11Diabetes Mellitus22
1.12Gastrointestinal Bleed24
1.13Hospital‐Acquired Pneumonia26
1.14Pain Management28
1.15Perioperative Medicine30
1.16Sepsis Syndrome32
1.17Stroke34
1.18Urinary Tract Infection36
1.19Venous Thromboembolism38

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Section 2: PROCEDURES
2.1Arthrocentesis42
2.2Chest Radiograph Interpretation44
2.3Electrocardiogram Interpretation45
2.4Emergency Procedures46
2.5Lumbar Puncture50
2.6Paracentesis52
2.7Thoracentesis54
2.8Vascular Access56

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Section 3: HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
3.1Care of the Elderly Patient60
3.2Care of Vulnerable Populations62
3.3Communication63
3.4Diagnostic Decision Making65
3.5Drug Safety, Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology66
3.6Equitable Allocation of Resources68
3.7Evidence Based Medicine69
3.8Hospitalist as Consultant70
3.9Hospitalist as Teacher72
3.10Information Management75
3.11Leadership76
3.12Management Practices78
3.13Nutrition and the Hospitalized Patient79
3.14Palliative Care80
3.15Patient Education82
3.16Patient Handoff83
3.17Patient Safety84
3.18Practice Based Learning and Improvement87
3.19Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance88
3.20Professionalism and Medical Ethics90
3.21Quality Improvement92
3.22Risk Management93
3.23Team Approach and Multidisciplinary Care94
3.24Transitions of Care95

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  • Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine: Development and Methodology Daniel D. Dressler, Michael J. Pistoria, Tina L. Budnitz, Sylvia C. W. McKean, and Alpesh N. Amin Reprinted from Journal of Hospital Medicine, Volume 1, Number 1, 2006, Pages 48‐56

  • How to Use The Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine: A Framework for Curriculum Development Sylvia C. W. McKean, Tina L. Budnitz, Daniel D. Dressler, Alpesh N. Amin, and Michael J. Pistoria Reprinted from Journal of Hospital Medicine, Volume 1, Number 1, 2006, Pages 57‐67

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