Checklists, continuous glucose monitoring, deferred care, and discharge lounges

The February issue of ACP Hospitalist is online and in the mail. Articles look at implementation of checklists, continuous glucose monitoring, and discharge lounges in hospital medicine, as well as where all those admissions for non-COVID-19 conditions have gone during the pandemic.

In the latest issue of ACP Hospitalist, the main story looks at use of checklists in hospital medicine, highlighting their potential value in certain situations, including as hospitals dealt with their first surges of patients with COVID-19. Feature articles delve into the reduction in admissions for causes other than COVID-19 over the past year and effective, efficient implementation of discharge lounges (with a related Test Yourself on discharge planning).

Clinical coverage focuses on inpatient continuous glucose monitoring and acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. Coding Corner tackles anemia, and Newman's Notions takes an artistic approach to cytokine storm.