Course Info - Hospital Medicine Update

CME the way you want it!

Hospital Medicine Update is available in live conferences, or online. The content for both formats is the same: accredited CME focused on adult hospital medicine. But this content covers many specialties - people rave about our content, saying it helps them be better primary care providers, emergency medicine providers, anesthesiologists, surgeons, nephrologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, and other specialists provide better care both inside the hospital, and in appointments following hospitalization.

Live conferences allow for a "working vacation" with family or friends! Up to 16 hours of accredited CME. Course schedule is Wednesday-Saturday 7:30-11:30 a.m. Live conferences include both of our online courses - you get 6 months access to the online version of Hospital Medicine Update, so you can watch any topics you might miss, plus you get 6 months access to Opioid Prescribing and Pain Management in case you need opioid CME.

We offer live conferences, with up to 16 hours of accredited CME. The content is also updated regularly as new studies and guidelines come out.

We cover the latest guidelines, studies and developments; here is the course content for Hospital Medicine Update live conference or online:

Atrial Fibrillation Update (1.25 hours CME):

  • 2019 guidelines
  • DOACs: the latest data, including multiple 2020 and 2021 studies
  • A Fib and ESRD: Does anticoagulation prevent strokes? Save lives?
  • Ablation: Who benefits the most?

Bacteremia and Endocarditis (0.50 hours CME):

  • When are two antibiotics beneficial? When do they cause harm?
  • Treating ESBL bacteremia
  • Gram negative bacteremia: is 7 days of antibiotics enough?
  • Endocarditis: my patient wants PO antibiotics, what do the studies say?

C diff (0.75 hours CME):

  • Includes 2021 IDSA and AGA guidelines
  • Recurrent C diff: is it time for fecal transplant?
  • Do PPIs increase risk of recurrence?

    Cirrhosis (1.0 hours CME):

    • 2021 AGA guidelines reviewed
    • 2021 British ascites guidelines and 2021 AASLD hepatorenal syndrome guidance covered
    • Portal vein thrombosis: to treat or not to treat
    • Does early paracentesis save lives?
    • Maybe my patient needs TIPS – can I predict risk of cardiac decompensation?

    COPD, Asthma and Supplemental Oxygen (1.75 hours CME):

    • Updates from the latest 2021, 2020 and 2019 guidelines
    • Includes 2021 guidelines on high-flow oxygen use
    • SABAs, SAMAs, LABAs, LAMAs and ICS’s: Who and when
    • NIPPV: Does it help at home? Does it help in the hospital?
    • Oxygen: Is too much of a good thing bad?

    Diabetes (1.5 hours CME):

    • 2019 guidelines on inpatient management
    • Latest outcomes data on bariatric surgery
    • DPP-4, GLP-1 and SGLT-2 med updates: latest data on mortality, CV outcomes and CHF

    DVT and PE (1.0 hours CME):

    • 2021 ACCP guidelines reviewed
    • Includes latest 2021 guidelines on VTE in cancer patients
    • PE: when is outpatient treatment recommended
    • Anticoagulants and fracture risk
    • VTE in cancer patients: heparin, warfarin or DOAC? Latest data

    GI Bleeding (1.25 hours CME):

    • Covers 2021 ACG and 2019 International Consensus Group Guidelines
    • EGD: does timing matter?
    • DOACs and warfarin: Similar risks? Do PPIs prevent bleeds?
    • Should I restart my patient’s DOAC? What do the data say?

    Heart Failure (1.50 hours CME):

    • Includes ACC/AHA 2022 guidelines
    • The latest data on SGLT-2 inhibitors: which have data for heart failure? Which patients benefit? Do they prevent hospitalizations? Are they indicated for my patient?
    • The echo shows normal EF; is this HFpEF?
    • NIPPV: who benefits?

    Pancreatitis (0.25 hours CME):

    • Latest guidelines and data
    • Fluids: Does selection matter? Am I giving enough?
    • When is it right to let the patient eat?

    Pneumonia (1.75 hours CME):

    • 2019 guidelines
    • Empiric steroids: guidelines vs. the latest data
    • Is this viral or bacterial?
    • When is it time to stop antibiotics?

    Sepsis (1.75 hours CME):

    • 2021 Surviving Sepsis guidelines covered
    • The Hour 1 Bundle: evidence-based?
    • Empiric steroids: guidelines vs. the latest data
    • Delay in giving antibiotics: does it matter?
    • Continuous antibiotic infusion: what the data say
    • NS vs. LR

    Stroke (1.25 hours CME):

    • 2021 guidelines: stroke prevention
    • 2019 guidelines: early management of stroke
    • When to re-start anticoagulation: guidelines vs. latest data
    • Carotid artery stenosis: Should I recommend CEA, a stent, or medical management?
    • DAPT after stroke: the latest data
    • PFO: 2020 guidelines – DOAC, aspirin, or closure?

    Syncope (0.5 hours CME):

    • Update on US and European guidelines
    • Risks: admission vs. outpatient workup

    We constantly evaluate new studies and guidelines, and adjust our course content accordingly. Our goal is to always present the latest info that will help you improve how you care for patients.