Essentials of Hospital Medicine

Essentials of Hospital Medicine

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Hospital Medicine is the fastest growing field of Medicine, and the importance of hospitalists in the delivery of care and success of hospitals continues to increase. The practice of hospital medicine is both rewarding and challenging: hospitalists need to provide high-quality care using the best available evidence in an efficient, cost-effective manner. In recognition of the need for rapid access to essential information, this text provides a concise yet comprehensive source for busy clinicians. The Handbook of Hospital Medicine provides detailed reviews of all clinical topics in inpatient medicine, including common diagnoses, hospital- acquired conditions, medical consultation, and palliative care, as well as key non-clinical topics, such as quality improvement tools, approach to medical errors, the business of medicine, and teaching tips. It is the single source needed for hospitalists striving to deliver outstanding care and provide value to their patients and hospitals.Medications for opioid withdrawal can be divided into opioid agonists and nonopioid medications. ... When methadone is used, patients get an initial dose of 10a€”20 mg. ... The patient is then tapered off methadone over a 10-day period. ... After a mandatory 12 hr (short-acting opioids such as heroin) or 24 hr (long- acting opioids such as methadone) abstinence, the patient is ... Over the next two days, the dose of buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) should be increased to 12a€”16anbsp;...

Title:Essentials of Hospital Medicine
Author:Andrew S. Dunn, Navneet Kathuria, Paul Klotman
Publisher:World Scientific - 2012-03-26


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