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Recognizing and Managing Adrenal Disorders in the Emergency Department
Recognizing and Managing Adrenal Disorders in the Emergency Department

Adrenal disorders can be life-threatening if they are unrecognized. In this issue, you will learn to:

  • Distinguish primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency from many similar presentations
  • Order laboratory tests in the ED that will assist emergent management
  • Look for the electrolyte disorder that is present in 90% of new diagnoses
  • Administer the optimal corticosteroid in the correct dose to quickly manage the cortisol deficit
  • Recognize and treat adrenal insufficiency in patients with critical illnesses
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Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries: Evidence-Based Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

Orthopedic injuries in children can be challenging to diagnose and treat due to the physiologic and skeletal differences between infants, children, adolescents, and adults. This issue reviews:

  • Upper and lower extremity fractures and injuries that are common in children
  • Optimal physical examination techniques for children of different ages with extremity injuries
  • Recommended splints and casts
  • Guidance on choosing urgent/emergent orthopedic consultation versus ED management
  • Identification and management of the child with injuries from suspected abuse
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