Hospitalist CME courses
Update in Hospital Medicine – 19.5 CME credit course with faculty from Brigham and Womens Hospital.
Practical Reviews in Hospital Medicine – 56 CME credits consisting of a review of current hospitalist topics.
Hospitalists serve as the point person in a patient’s in-hospital care, coordinating treatment among a variety of physicians and serving as the communication line to nurses, other doctors, and the patient’s family.
Because hospitalists play such a key role, hospitalist CME courses need to offer a variety of areas for development in patient satisfaction and hospital performance. Look for CME courses that focus on procedures common to hospital medicine yet less common to your own background. Whether online or in-person, these hospitalist CMEs serve as an opportunity to broaden and strengthen your range.
Hospitalist CME should also develop skills in managing care, as more hospitals rely on physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide care. The hospitalist must understand the role these professionals provide and how to manage their roles well.
While there are great opportunities for honing skills in-person at annual conferences (follow Bob Wachter’s hospitalist blog), the Society of Hospital Medicine has a good list of online CME and MOC courses as well as a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Medical Knowledge Module for an assessment covering areas that increasingly are assigned to hospitalists. The test is geared toward the general hospitalist and not intended exclusively for patient satisfaction issues.
For more information
A CME list of over a hundred high credit hour courses can be found at NetDoc.com.
Learn about hospitalist CME and other events at the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Find out about new hospitalist CME at the National Procedures Institute.
ACLS recertification online courses both for certification and recertification.
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Hospitalist salary comparisons.