BLOCK 7   January 2020       Click on below LINKS to see the Required Readings (Please Read before Roundings)







Week #1



No lecture




Delirium and Dementia*


Orange Team -

Primary Rounder





Acute GI Bleeding*

 Blue Team -

Primary Rounder



Wound Care* -



Erin Bundrant




Radiology Case Studies -

Dr. McManus

Odd dated Fridays

Week #2


No lecture



Pneumonia - CAP/HAP/VAP*


Blue Team -

Primary Rounder




Skin and Soft Tissue Infections*


Orange Team-RIC



Palliative Care-Symptom Control* -


Orange Team -

Primary Rounder



Simulations-6am in ICU -

Dr Waxman

Even dated Fridays

Week #3


No lecture



Pharmacology: Vasopressors


Dr. Cissne, PharmD



COPD Exacerbation*


Blue Team - RIC



Pulmonary Emboli & DVT*


Orange Team -

Primary Rounder



Radiology Case Studies -

Dr. McManus

Odd dated Fridays

M&M 12-1:00pm


Week #4


No lecture



Acute Pancreatitis*


Orange Team -

Primary Rounder






Blue Team - Primary Rounder



LO2 Hospital Medicine Jeopardy!


Orange and Blue Team RIC



Simulations - 6am in ICU -

Dr. Waxman

Even dated Fridays

(updated 11/10/19)


1)  Acute GI Bleed (LO2): (updated 10/15/19)

    a.  American Family Physician - “Evaluation of Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding” March 15, 2013 -

        “Diagnosis and Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding” March 1, 2012

        “Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patient’s with Cirrhosis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding” May 1, 2017 -

    b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding” March 16, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

        “Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Peptic Ulcer” June 16, 2016 - (REQUIRED READING)

        “Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper GI Bleeding” January 3, 2013

        “Prophylaxis against Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients” June 28, 2018

    c.  Uptodate -  “Approach to upper gastrointestinal bleeding in adults”:

        “Approach to the adult patient with lower gastrointestinal bleeding”


2)  Acute Pancreatitis (LO2): (updated 10/16/19)

    a.  American Family Physician - “Acute Pancreatitis”- November 1, 2014;

    b.  New England Journal of Medicine: “Acute Pancreatitis” November 17, 2016 (REQUIRED READING);

        “Early vs On-Demand Nasoenteric Tube Feeding in Acute Pancreatitis” - November 20, 2014;

    c.  Up-To-Date - Management of acute pancreatitis”Management of acute pancreatitis”


3)  COPD Exacerbation (LO2): (updated 10/16/19)

    a)  American Family Physician - “ACCP/CTS Provide Guidance on Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations” September 1, 2015;

        FPIN’s Clinical Inquiries: “Antibiotic Prophylaxis for COPD Exacerbations”

        Cochrane for Clinicians “Different Durations of Corticosteroid Therapy for COPD Exacerbations” March 1, 2019

        “Treatment of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The GOLD Guidelines”- November 15, 2013;

        “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Diagnosis and Management” April 1, 2017

    b)  New England Journal of Medicine - “The Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome” September 24, 2015;

    c)  UptoDate - “Management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”- (REQUIRED READING)       


    d)  PulmCCM : “New 2017 GOLD Guidelines for COPD Released” December 6, 2016:   released/


4)  Delirium and Dementia (LO2) (updated 10/15/19)

    a.  American Family Physician - “Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management” August 1, 2014

        “Restraining Devices for Patients in Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities” February 15, 2009 -

    b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults” October 12, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

        “Sedation and Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit” January 30, 2014

        “Advanced Dementia” June 25, 2016


5)  Palliative Care- Part II- Symptom Management: (LO2) (updated 10/16/19)

    a.  American Family Physician - “Pharmacologic Management of Pain at End of Life” July 1, 2014

        “The Hospice Referral” May 1, 2014

        “End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms” March 15, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

    b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Palliative Care for the Seriously Ill” August 20, 2015

    c.  FAST FACTS: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin:

        #1, #8, #10, #15, #27, #37, #53&54, #81, #109, #145, #304, #313, #230, #256

    d.  “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th edition: Physical Aspects of Care” (National Consensus Project) 2018-      

        Part I: Communication and End of Life Discussion (LO1)

        Part III: Managing the Dying Process (LO3)


6)  Pharmacology: Vasopressors (updated 11/8/19)

     a.  Critical Care Nurse - “Hemodynamic Pharmacology of Intravenous Vasopressors” August 2003

     b.  AANC Advanced Critical Care - “Review and Update on Inotropes and Vasopressors” 2008



7)  Pneumonia-CAP/HAP/VAP: (LO-2) (updated 10/16/19)

    a.  American Family Physician : “Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Diagnosis and Management” November 1, 2016;(REQUIRED READING)

        “Common Questions About Pneumonia in Nursing Home Residents” October 1, 2015-

    b.  Infectious Disease Society of America -

        “Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia. An Official Clinical Practice Guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of    

        America” October 2019

    c.  New England Journal of Medicine:

        “Community Acquired Pneumonia” February 6, 2014

        “Aspiration Pneumonia” February 14, 2019

    d.  Up-to-Date : “Treatment of hospital acquired and ventilator associated pneumonias in adults”;   



8)  Pulmonary Emboli and DVT/DVT Prophylaxis: (LO-2) (updated 10/16/19) -

    a.  American Family Physician - “Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism” November 15, 2012 -

        “Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy” March 1, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

        “Ruling Out Pulmonary Embolism in the Primary Care Setting” June 1, 2018

        “Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management” October 1, 2019

    b.  American College of Physicians - “Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Best Practice Advice from the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of

        Physicians” November 2015


    c.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Pregnancy-Adapted YEARS Algorithm forDiagnosis of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism” March 21, 2019


9)  Seizures: (LO2) (updated 10/16/19)

    a.  American Family Physician - “Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures” September 1, 2005;

        “Febrile Seizures: Risks, Evaluation and Prognosis” April 1, 2019

    b.  American Academy of Neurology - “Evidence-based guideline: Management of an unprovoked first seizure in adults” April 21, 2015

    c.  Up-To-Date - “Evaluation and management of first seizure in adults”

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        “Convulsive status epilepticus in adults: Treatment and Prognosis”   

        diagnosis&source=search_result&selectedTitle=3~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=3(REQUIRED READING)


10)  Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (LO2): (updated 10/16/19)

    a)  American Family Physician - “Skin and Soft Tissue Infections” September 15, 2015 (REQUIRED READING)

        “Dermatologic Emergencies” October 1, 2010 -

        “Diabetic Foot Infections” August 1, 2013 -

        “Acute Hand Infections” February 15, 2019

    b)  New England Journal of Medicine - “Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections” December 7, 2017

    c)  IDSA: “Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections: 2014 Update” June 18, 2014 -   



11.  Wound Care: (updated 10/16/19)

    a.  American Family Physician : “Common Questions about Pressure Ulcers” November 15, 2015 (REQUIRED READING)

        “Common Questions About Wound Care” January 15, 2015;

        “Venous Ulcers: Diagnosis and Treatment” September 1, 2019

    b.  New England Journal of Medicine : “Evaluation and Management of Lower-Extremity Ulcers” October 19, 2017;

    c.  Up-To-Date : “Basic Principles of Wound Management”