Current Issue

SHM issues recommendations on ultrasound guidance for vascular access procedures

The 29 new recommendations from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) cover preprocedure steps, procedure techniques, postprocedure care, and training.

Study affirms recommendations to collect blood cultures before initiating antimicrobial therapy for sepsis

Although early treatment is key in sepsis management, obtaining blood cultures after initiation of empirical antimicrobial treatment reduces culture sensitivity, a diagnostic study found.

New pathway from ACC offers recommendations on inpatient heart failure care

The pathway from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) extends from ED presentation through the first postdischarge visit and focuses on optimizing patient care and improving outcomes, rather than reducing length of stay or readmissions.

Score may help inform DNR discussions after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Patients whose Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation (GO-FAR) score at hospital admission is 14 or above can be told that they have a very low likelihood of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest without some neurologic impairment, study authors said.

September issue online and in the mail

This issue focuses on some challenging decisions for physicians, including whether to send patients to a skilled nursing facility or home care after discharge and how to help migrants.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.