Core competencies in hospital medicine: Links to resources

In 2006 the Society of Hospital Medicine published the core competencies in hospital medicine (Dressler et al (2006), Journal of Hospital Medicine, 1: 48–56. doi: 10.1002/jhm.6) which included the list of topics below. Associated with each topic are on-line resources for guidelines and learning more about each topic. In general, the links are directed to the resource header since they are frequently changing directly linking the resource would cause frequent link disruption.

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Renal Failure

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal


Cardiac Arrhythmia


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Congestive Heart Failure

Delirium and Dementia

Diabetes Mellitus

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Pain Management

Perioperative Medicine

Sepsis Syndrome


Urinary Tract Infection

Venous Thromboembolism