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Resources for Hospitalists on COVID-19.

Rapid Clinical Updates for Hospitalists: COVID-19


The impact of COVID-19 on the practice of hospital medicine continues to change daily. With constant clinical difficulties and questioning on how hospitalists should be incorporating emerging clinical data into daily patient interactions, SHM’s COVID Rapid Clinical Updates for Hospitalists series was created to:

  • Uncover COVID-19 -related topics of interest for hospitalists
  • Opportunity to discuss COVID-19 with peers across the nation
  • Stay up-to-date on the most recent developments in the treatment of COVID-19 patients
  • Focus on hospitalist-specific issues
  • Share clinical information and discuss its usefulness ‘on the floor’
  • Gain confidence in managing COVID-19 patients from admission through and beyond the discharge of patients
  • Explore patient cases of COVID-19
  • Earn CME Credit


Join SHM members from across the nation as we navigate COVID-19 via biweekly virtual forums:

Complications of COVID-19: Coagulopathy Related Thrombotic Complications

December 14, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EDT

COVID-related coagulopathy, definitions and mechanisms including interpretation of d-dimers and when you should investigate for VTE

  • The risk of VTE with COVID, addressing rates with non-ICU and ICU COVID
  • Strategies for VTE prevention in the hospital as well as post-hospital VTE prevention strategies
  • Treatment of acute VTE in COVID, including diagnostic strategies, role for empiric treatment, and duration of treatment

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Non-critical Care Management

September 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EDT

  • Evidence behind therapies – dexamethasone, remdesivir and other treatments
  • VTE prophylaxis given high risk
  • Antibiotic use
  • Convalescent Plasma

Session Resources

Critical Care Management

November 5, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EDT

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Ventilator management – timing, strategies and extubation
  • Proning and positioning 

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Practice Management Around COVID-19

Date and time coming soon.

  • Inpatient structure and volume management (command center), logistics – visitation rules and hospital medicine support
  • PPE stewardship
  • Staffing challenges and management
  • Dealing with exposure in health care workers and occ health guidance
  • Crisis management – COVID specific 

Diagnostic Pearls

Date and time coming soon.

  • Sensitivity and specificity of testing
  • Symptomatic versus asymptomatic testing
  • Antibodies for testing – future 

Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of COVID-19

Date and time coming soon.

  • Understanding need for precautions
  • Interpreting rising numbers in the setting of rising testing
  • Strengths and weaknesses of screening vs. contact tracing
  • Understanding of complications 

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