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CMS waives some rules in response to COVID-19, CDC offers guidance on PPE shortages

ACP provided resources on telehealth and physician well-being, while cardiology groups advised patients to stay on angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers.

Prediction score identified critically ill patients at increased risk for VTE

The score assigned points based on central venous catheterization, immobilization, history of venous thromboembolism (VTE), mechanical ventilation, hemoglobin levels during hospitalization, and platelet count at admission.

Educational video at discharge after COPD exacerbation didn't improve rehab participation

Patients in a randomized trial were assigned to receive usual care, defined as a discharge bundle for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that included written information about pulmonary rehab, or usual care plus the video, which was viewed on a handheld tablet at discharge.

Care disparities, barriers common in homeless patients hospitalized for acute MI

Coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass grafting were done less frequently in homeless patients, and homeless patients who did undergo PCI were more likely to receive bare-metal stents, according to a recent study.

ACP's Clinical Skills Committee accepting proposals for Internal Medicine Meeting 2022

The Committee is most interested in workshops that have a high likelihood of changing physician behavior using proven teaching techniques or new and innovative teaching strategies that have yet to be tested.

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.