Internists considering or actively planning a switch to hospital medicine can subscribe for free upon request to ACP Hospitalist, the College's monthly magazine reporting on trends in hospital medicine. Featured in the current issue:
ICU glucose control: The NICE-SUGAR study authors found no clear protective effect of glucose control for critically ill patients. It's urgent that clinicians working in intensive care examine their practices and revise their guidelines.
Highlights of Internal Medicine 2009's hospitalist track: Find out the latest on delirium in older hospitalized adults, paradigms for increasing and novel drug-resistant pathogens, and the “pain gap” in hospitalized patients.
MKSAP quiz: Test yourself with infectious diseases vignettes on sudden drop in blood pressure with onset of fever, odynophagia in AIDS, and a persistent sore on the forearm.
ACP Hospitalist is distributed free of charge to individuals involved in hospital medicine. For a free subscription, contact ACP Customer Service at 800-227-1915 or 215-351-2600 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or send an e-mail. To subscribe, request ACP Hospitalist using promo code GAD.
What's new in other College publications
Part A of the 15th edition of ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 15) will be released in print on July 31. Part A will include the cardiovascular, gastroenterology and hepatology, hematology and oncology, neurology, and rheumatology books. Part B (dermatology, endocrinology and metabolism, general internal medicine, infectious disease, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and nephrology) and Board Basics II, an enhancement to MKSAP 15, will be published on Dec. 31. MKSAP 15 Digital, a Web-based and CD-ROM program that features online CME for the first time, will be available Jan. 29, 2010. Go online to order or learn more.