Hospital Procedures Consultants

Our Hospitalist Procedures and Emergency Procedures Courses are ideal for all physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists (CRNA), residents or students practicing hospital medicine, critical care, or emergency medicine. HPC conferences are certified for CME credit; 10 hours of credit for the one-day course and 20 hours of credit for the two-day course.  Students also obtain 11.5 hours CME credit for the Online CME course that contains all the course didactics.  Live courses also qualify for 16 hours of Trauma CME credit.

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Latest News in Continuing Medical Education

Fentanyl-Based Ventilator Sedation Decreased Ventilator Days in ICU Patients

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The use of a fentanyl-based ventilator sedation strategy was associated with a reduction in ventilator time.

MRSA antibiotics are overprescribed in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Empiric antibiotics that cover methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) are overprescribed for adults admitted to the hospital for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

How to Manage Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Prior Intracranial Hemorrhage

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Patients with AF and prior ICH should undergo warfarin anticoagulation if they have valvular AF or non-valvular AF and a CHADS2-VASc score of 6 or more. On the other hand, patients with AF, diabetes and vascular disease but have a CHADS2-VASc score of 5 or less should probably have no antithrombotic therapy due to a high risk of recurrent ICH.