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The Hospitalist Manual


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Overview Chapter One: Hospitalist Medicine, History and Future
An introduction to this field, and what the future holds. Chapter Two: Code of Ethics
Common ethical issues encountered in a hospital setting, e.g.: withdrawal of life support. Chapter Three: Your First Day
Guides you on how to plan your first day, through dictation of a History and Physical and a discharge summary. Chapter Four: Coding and Billing
Very important topic for today's hospitalist. It guides the physician through various billing codes for the type of admission, follow-up and discharge. It also discusses the procedural codes for common procedures like a central venous catheter placement. Chapter Five: Medical Rounds
This is where this book comes in handy. It provides a quick reference format which enables a hospitalist to admit and treat a patient effectively. Chapter Six: ICU Rounds
This chapter discusses the ventilator management, various life saving medications and their dosages, sedation for patients on the ventilator and most common ICU admissions. Chapter Seven: Procedures (See Attached Sample Chapter)Chapter Eight: Pre-Operative Evaluation
Flow charts for pre-operative evaluation. Chapter Nine: Tips to Avoid Burnout
This chapter brings humanity to the book and addresses a very important issue for the current hospitalist, i.e. burnout. This section provides tips and suggestions on how to prevent burnout in the intense world of Hospital Medicine. Chapter Ten: Risk Management for HospitalistsAppendices: Appendix A: Hospitalist Core Competencies

About the Author

Arun Thomas Mathews, MD National Director, Research and Medical Education; Director, Hospitalist Medicine, Apogee Physicians Group Lea Regional Medical Center, Hobbs NM Manish Mehta, MDHospitalist/Intensivist, Providence Medical Center, Medford OR

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