Block 06   11-28-12-25-2022    Click on below LINKS to see the Required Readings (Please Read before Roundings)








No lecture



Delirium and Dementia*





Acute GI Bleeding*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder


Wound Care*-


Erin Bundrant


Simulations - 6am level B -


Dr Waxman


No lecture



Pneumonia - CAP/HAP/VAP*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder



Skin and Soft Tissue Infections*




Palliative Care-Symptom Control*-


 Primary Rounder



Simulations - 6am level B -


Dr Waxman


No lecture



Critical Care

Pharmacology Pearls


K. Cissne





COPD Exacerbation*


Blue Team - RIC


Pulmonary Emboli & DVT*

7th floor conf. room



Dr. Waxman




Simulations - 6am level B -


Dr Waxman


M&M 12-1:00pm

Dr. Bhat


No lecture


Acute Pancreatitis*

 Primary Rounder





 Blue Team - Primary  Rounder



LO2 Hospital Medicine Jeopardy!

 Blue Team RIC


Simulations - 6am level B -

Dr. Waxman



(updated 12/01/22)


1)     Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding (LO2): (updated 10/24/22)

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

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

“Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and Management” March 1, 2020 (REQUIRED READING)

“Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding” February 15, 2020 - (REQUIRED READING)

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Peptic Ulcer” June 16, 2016 -

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

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

“Timing of Endoscopy for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding” April 2, 2020 -

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

 “Approach to the adult patient with lower gastrointestinal bleeding”


2)     Acute Pancreatitis (LO2): (updated 10/25/21)

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

b.  New England Journal of Medicine: “Acute Pancreatitis” November 17, 2016 

“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” (REQUIRED READING) pancreatitis&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H20


3)     COPD Exacerbation (LO2): (updated 10/25/21)

a.  American Family Physician - “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Diagnosis and Management” April 1, 2017

Cochrane - “Role of Mucolytics in the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis or COPD” July 1, 2020;

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

“Triple Inhaled Therapy at Two Glucocorticoid Doses in Moderate-to-Very Severe COPD” July 2, 2020;

“Update in Clinical Aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” September 26, 2019;

c.  UptoDate - “Management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”- (REQUIRED READING) exacerbation&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H22

d.  Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD): 2020 Update-Power Point:

“Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”- 2020 Report;


4)     Delirium and Dementia (LO2) (updated 10/25/21)

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

“Joining Forces against Delirium-From Organ-System Care to Whole-Human Care” February 6, 2020 -


5)     Palliative Care- Part II- Symptom Management: (LO2) (updated 10/25/21)

a.  American Family Physician - “End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms” March 15, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

b.  FAST FACTS: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin:

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

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

d.  Up-To-Date - “Pain Control in the Critically Ill Adult Patient”; (REQUIRED READING)


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

                Part III: Managing the Dying Process (LO3)



6)     Pharmacology: Critical Care Pharmacology Pearls


7)     Pneumonia-CAP/HAP/VAP: (LO-2) (updated 10/25/21)

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 -

Practice Guideline- “Community Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA” July 15, 2020; (REQUIRED READING)

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: “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 10/25/21)

a.  American Family Physician - “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 (REQUIRED READING)

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 10/25/21)

a.  American Family Physician - “Evaluation of First Nonfebrile Seizures”  April 15, 2012;

“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.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus” November 28, 2019;

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

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“Convulsive status epilepticus in adults: Treatment and Prognosis” (REQUIRED READING)


10)     Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (LO2): (updated 10/24/20)

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

“Dermatologic Emergencies” October 1, 2010 -

“Diabetes related foot infection: diagnosis and treatment” October 2021

“Acute Hand Infections” February 15, 2019

bNew 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 10/24/20)

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

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

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

“Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management” February 1, 2020 - (REQUIRED READING)

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”


12)   LO2 Hospital Medicine Jeopardy (LO2) (RICS)