Grand Rounds Information
National Diabetes Alert Day
March 26th is National Diabetes Alert Day and UTMB is taking the lead! We want to show our community and the country that we care about diabetes prevention. The Stark Diabetes Center is partnering with the American Diabetes Association in its efforts to stop diabetes. For every person that clicks on the link and completes the 1-minute survey, $5.00 will be given to support efforts to prevent diabetes and to research on a cure for type 1 diabetes (This promotion lasts from March 26th through April 6th). The American Diabetes Association will post on its national website the institutions and clinics that took the lead in this prevention effort. We want to be number one!
Please test yourself and pass it on! Many Texans go as long as 10 years with diabetes before they are ever diagnosed !
Help UTMB show its support to stop diabetes! Please do your part; it only takes a minute.
Department of Internal Medicine Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Karnath!
He is the recipient of the 2013 Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Educator. This is a national award given by the American College of Physicians.
Congratulation to Dr. Sonstein and Dr. Sharma on their recent
recognition at the UT System Quality Conference.
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
To Flea or to Stay:
Typhus Group Rickettsioses in Texas
Lucas S. Blanton, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease
Thursday, May 16, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Clinical Science Auditorium 362 CSA
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
- Recommend appropriate perioperative cardiac testing using the current ACC/AHA guidelines and risk calculators.
- Recommend use of beta blockers using the current ACC/AHA guidelines.
- Update on statin use and perioperative medicine.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (Speaker):
Dr. Gupta has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (Planning Committee Members):
Drs. Randall Urban, Mark Holden, Richard Goodgame and Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Everyone is welcome to attend
The UTMB Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's global health work force to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Check out their website for more information on the global health programs and education going on in our department.
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.