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Internal Medicine Appropriate Use Lectures

Imaging Appropriateness

headache

TIA and stroke

low back pain

chest pain (30 min)

suspected pulmonary embolism

abdominal pain (30 min)

managing incidental findings

suspected or known lung cancer

breast imaging (screening, mass, pain)

Laboratory Appropriateness

low value labs

C difficile testing

paraneoplastic syndrome: labs and imaging

Antibiotic Stewardship 

targeted antibiotics for LRTI

urine cultures: do’s and don’ts

cellulitis and mimics: imaging and antibiotics

High Value Hospital Medicine

inpatient hypertension

hospital acquired AKI

transfusions

VTE prophylaxis

optimizing catheters (midline vs PICC line)

OPIOID STEWARDSHIP

ACP Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies

Center for Opioid Research Prescribing Guidelines