Proceedings from the 2021 Hospital Medicine Summit – Monograph





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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.


Since 2014, Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. has produced the Hospital Medicine Summit (HMS), a multidisciplinary educational initiative designed specifically for hospital-based and internal medicine clinicians. Now in its seventh year, HMS remains committed to providing clinically relevant educational updates from leading experts on conditions that are commonly encountered by healthcare clinicians practicing in the hospital setting.

This monograph summarizes recent clinical trial data, practical strategies and detailed discussions presented by nationally renowned experts during the 2021 virtual conference. The topics include the use of antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of secondary stroke, the management of acute and chronic hyperkalemia from hospital to home, and the role of echocardiography in early detection and evaluation of treatment response in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

These proceedings from the 2021 Hospital Medicine Summit are designed for the multidisciplinary teams leading the way healthcare should be delivered to optimize patient care outcomes and experience.


Professor & Chair, Department of Medicine
Executive Director, Hospital Medicine
University of California, Irvine


Release date: December 17, 2021
Expiration date: December 17, 2022
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes



This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists who practice in hospital, internal medicine, and chronic-care settings.


Restoring Balance From Hospital to Home: Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Hyperkalemia

  • Discuss the importance of screening for, identifying, and assessing hyperkalemia
  • Describe current prescribing information for novel therapies for the effective management of acute and chronic hyperkalemia
  • Discuss recent safety and efficacy data supporting the use of novel therapies in patients with hyperkalemia
  • Review multidisciplinary strategies for achieving optimal outcomes from hospitalization through discharge and outpatient follow-up

The Role of Echocardiography in Early Detection and Evaluation of Treatment Response: Predicting Prognosis in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

  • Describe the role of echocardiography in the early diagnosis of PAH and prediction of prognosis in patients with high-level risk factors
  • Summarize recent data regarding the impact of combination therapy on risk reduction and prognosis in patients with PAH
  • Discuss the value of patient-focused management and interdisciplinary approaches to support the care of patients with PAH

Getting It Right the First Time: Antiplatelet Therapy for Secondary Stroke Prevention

  • Describe the epidemiology and disease burden of primary and recurrent stroke
  • Summarize modifiable risk factors and current guideline recommendations into the effective prevention of recurrent secondary stroke
  • Define the evolving standard of care in secondary stroke prevention evidenced by recent clinical trial outcomes involving antiplatelet therapies and anticoagulants
  • List practical strategies to enhance a multi-disciplinary approach to improve secondary stroke prevention

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