BLOCK 12        Click on below LINKS to see the Required Readings (Please Read before Roundings)








No lecture



Care of the Elderly Hospitalized Patient*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder


Acute Poisoning and Drug Toxicity*


Orange Team - Primary Rounder


Acute Meningitis*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder


Dr. McManus-odd # Fridays




No lecture




Intracranial Hemorrhage*


Orange Team - Primary Rounder




Orange Team - RIC



Thyroid Emergencies*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder


Simulation 6:00am -

Dr. Waxman - even # Fridays




No lecture




Consultation and Preoperative Care*


Orange Team - Primary Rounder


Acute Abdominal Pain*


Blue Team - RIC


Anemia and Transfusions*


Blue Team - Primary Rounder


Dr. McManus-odd # Fridays.



M&M-noon to 1pm





No lecture



Pharmacology - Antibiotics and Antibiotic Stewardship*

David Gajewski, PharmD


Sickle Cell Crisis*


Orange Team - Primary Rounder


LO 3 Inpatient Medicine Jeopardy


Orange and Blue Team RICS


Simulation 6:00am -

Dr. Waxman - even # Fridays




LO4    Updated: 4-28-2020 


1)    Acute Abdominal Pain (LO4): (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Diagnostic Imaging in Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults” April 1, 2015

“Common Questions About the Evaluation of Acute Pelvic Pain” January 1, 2016 -

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Mesenteric Ischemia” March 10, 2016 -

“Diverticulitis” October 25, 2018 -

c.  Up-To-Date - “Evaluation of the Adult with Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department” (REQUIRED READING)


2)    Acute Meningitis (LO4): (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention” September 21, 2017 (REQUIRED READING)

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Acute Viral Encephalitis” August 8, 2018

c.  Up-To-Date - “Recommendations for empiric antimicrobial therapy for purulent meningitis based on patient age and specific predisposing condition” (REQUIRED READING)


3)    Acute Poisoning and Drug Toxicity (LO4) (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Synthetic Opioids Fuel Spike in US Drug Overdose Deaths” April 2, 2018

“Primary Care For Person’s Who Inject Drugs” January 15, 2019

“Urine Drug Tests: Ordering and Interpretation” January 1, 2019

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Management of Opioid Analgesic Overdose” July 12, 2012

“Toxic Alcohols” January 18, 2018 -

“Hazardous Chemical Emergencies and Poisonings” April 25, 2019 -

c.  Up-to-Date - “Initial Management of the Critically Ill Adult with an Unknown Overdose” (REQUIRED READING)

“General Approach to Drug Poisoning in Adults” (REQUIRED READING)


4)    Anemia and Transfusion Medicine (LO4) (updated 4/23/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “B12 Deficiency and Management” September 15, 2017;

“Anemia in Older Adults” October 1, 2018;

“Hemolytic Anemia: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis” September 15, 2018;

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Iron-Deficiency Anemia” May 7, 2015;

c.  Choosing Wisely - “Transfusion”;

d.  Up-To-Date - “Indications and Hemoglobin Thresholds for Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Adults”;

“Approach to the Patient with a Suspected Acute Transfusion Reaction”;

“Approach to the Adult with Anemia” (REQUIRED READING)


5)    Care of the Elderly Hospitalized Patient (LO4) (updated 4/23/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Choosing Wisely-Don’t use restraints with an older hospitalized patient”

“Delirium in Older Persons: Evaluation and Management” August 1, 2014

b.  Up-to-Date - “Prognosis and Outcome Following Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Adults”

“Hospital Management of Older Adults”



6)    Consultative Medicine and Preoperative Exam (LO4): (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Perioperative Cardiac Risk Reduction” February 1, 2012;                            

“Preoperative Testing Before Non-cardiac Surgery: Guidelines and Recommendations” March 15, 2015;           

“Preoperative Assessment in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach”  August 15, 2018 -

b.  Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine - “2017 Update in Perioperative Medicine: 6 questions answered” November 2017;

c.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Cardiac Complications in Patients Undergoing Major Non-cardiac Surgery” December 3. 2015;

d.  UptoDate - “Overview of the principles of medical consultation and perioperative medicine” (REQUIRED READING)

“Preoperative medical evaluation of the healthy patient”;

“Evaluation of cardiac risk prior to noncardiac surgery” (REQUIRED READING)



7)    Intracranial Hemorrhage (LO4) (updated 4/23/20)

a.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” July 20, 2017

“Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage” September 15, 2016

“Rapid Blood Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage” June 20, 2013

b.  Stroke - “Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage” July  2015

c.  Up-To-Date - “Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Treatment and Prognosis” (REQUIRED READING)


8)    Pharmacology: Infectious Disease-Antimicrobial Stewardship (LO4) (updated 5/20/19)

a.  Joint Commission - “New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard” July 2016;

b.  RMC “Empiric Antibiotic Guidelines” updated 2018;

c.  IDSA-Infectious Disease Society of America - “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance-Policy Recommendations to Save Lives” May 2011;

d.  Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology - “Section 10:

     Antimicrobial Stewardship and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Primer for the Infection Preventionist” pages 73-80, 2013


9)    Sickle Cell Crisis (LO4) (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Management of Sickle Cell Disease:

     Recommendations from the 2014 Expert Panel Report (of National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute)” December 15, 2015

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Sickle Cell Disease” April 20, 2017

c.  Up-To-Date - “Overview of the clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease” (REQUIRED READING)


10)    Syncope (LO4): (updated 4/23/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Syncope: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis” March 1, 2017

“Syncope Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from ACC, AHA and HRS” April 1, 2018 (REQUIRED READING)

b.  UpToDate- “Evaluation of Syncope in Adults”;


11)     Thyroid Emergencies (LO4) (updated 4/26/20)

a.  American Family Physician - “Hyperthyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment” March 1, 2016

b.  New England Journal of Medicine - “Myxedema” February 19, 2015 -

“Graves’ Disease” October 20, 2016 -

“Subclinical Hyperthyroidism” June 21, 2018 -

c.  Up-To-Date - “Thyroid Storm” READING)


12)          LO4 Inpatient Medicine Jeopardy- (RICS)