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November 4-7, 2015
Course Directors: John T. Ratelle, M.D.
Co-Course Directors:Ilko V. Ivanov, M.D.Jamie S. Newman, M.D.

Course Description

As the field of hospital medicine continues to grow, so does the complexity and management of hospitalized patients. This program will address many of the challenges experienced by hospital-based health care professionals and provide a forum for the exchange of clinical and practice ideas to enhance the delivery of health care and provide better patient outcomes. Using an interactive, case-based format, key highlights from most major areas of internal medicine and its subspecialties will be presented.

To maximize your time away from your practice and enhance your learning experience, three optional educational activities will be offered: 
(1) The American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification session on Update in Hospital Medicine, 
(2) Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop, and
(3) Ultrasound-Guided Procedures Workshop.

General Course (Wednesday – Saturday, November 4-7, 2015)

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • List the initial steps in management of the hospitalized patient with bleeding complications who is on a novel oral anticoagulant.
  • Determine the appropriate tests for evaluating syncope in the hospital.
  • Cite the appropriate indications for blood cell transfusion in patients with UGIB.
  • Manage an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Differentiate the most common types of transfusion reactions and recognized their management.
  • Apply a cost effective strategy to manage pneumonia in the hospital.
  • Develop an approach to breaking bad news to a hospitalized patient.
  • Classify the severity of aortic stenosis.
  • Construct an effective medication plan for the treatment of acute pain.
  • Evaluate thrombocytopenia in a hospitalized patient.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop (Wednesday, November 4, 2015) 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Visualize the heart in at least two different windows and assess global contractility. 
  • Identify the pericardium and describe the appearance of a pericardial effusion. 
  • Visualize the inferior vena cava and estimate central venous pressure based on measurement of the diameter and collapsibility. 
  • Visualize the internal jugular vein and demonstrate how to distinguish the IJ from the carotid artery. 
  • Visualize and recognize normal anatomy and physiology of pleura and underlined lungs.

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures Workshop (Thursday, November 5, 2015) 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Visualize the internal jugular vein and differentiate from the carotid artery. 
  • Recognize and locate a fluid collection in the chest and abdominal cavities. 
  • Introduce a needle under direct ultrasound guidance into the desired target. 
  • Visualize and recognize perispinal/spinal structures and mark appropriate target for lumbar puncture

ABIM MOC Session (Friday, November 6, 2015) 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss recent updates in hospital medicine. 
  • Complete the ABIM 2014 Hospital Based Medicine module. 
  • Synthesize recent changes in ABIM MOC process.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (18.5 general course; 4.5 for each workshop, and 2.5 ABIM MOC). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit
This Live activity, Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients, with a beginning date of 11/04/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AOA Credit
This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 30 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Health Care Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact us for exhibit opportunities.

Course summary
Credit: 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (18.5 general course; 4.5 for each workshop, and 2.5 ABIM MOC)


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