Volume II of The EB Medicine Trauma Kit -- a compilation of 5 evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles. With this resource, you can earn 16 trauma CME credits in 3 easy steps and receive credit instantly.
CME Expiration Date: Dec 1st, 2017.
The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II -- the latest evidence-based trauma CME resource from EB Medicine -- provides you with in-depth, unbiased diagnosis and treatment recommendations from our article library:
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Adults (4 trauma CMEs)
Trauma In The Pregnant Patient: An Evidence-Based Approach To Management (4 trauma CME credits)
Critical Care Of Severe Thermal Burn Injury (3 trauma CME credits)
The Use Of Blood Products In The Critically Ill Patient: Risks And Indications (3 trauma CME credits)
Neck Trauma: Current Guidelines For Emergency Clinicians (2 trauma CME credits)
In your busy life as a physician, it’s hard to find time to earn the trauma CME you need. With The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, you can earn the trauma CME you need -- and earn it fast.
The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, features online CME that allows you to earn CME in 3 easy steps! Plus, when you order today, you can get started immediately with instant access to the PDFs and 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM!
Here's how you can earn the online trauma CME you need in 3 easy steps:
Step 1. Read the articles in The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, online (or print them from your computer).
Step 2. Answer the quick online CME questions.
Step 3. Receive your trauma CME certificate instantly upon completion -- and view or print it at any time from your personalized CME tracker!
It's as simple as that!
With The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, not only will you earn CME fast, you'll also receive:
25 figures illustrating the key findings you need to look for (including CT scans of subdural hematomas, SAH, axonal injury, and more; FAST images in pregnant patients with traumatic injuries; illustrations of perimortem cesarean section; high-resolution thermal burn images; and more.
6 clinical pathways that present solid diagnostic and treatment strategies, with each recommendation for action graded according to the strength of the evidence -- so you know the quality of the evidence behind each recommendation.
Over 480 references that present pertinent information, such as type of study and number of patients -- helping you discern the validity of each study.
19 tables where key information is condensed in an easy-to-read format -- making it easy to find the information you need.
20 pitfalls to avoid that provide risk-management advice highlighting problem areas that could compromise patient care.
Cost- and time-effective strategies that show how saving time and money in the ED doesn't have to mean cutting corners.
Over 90 pages of in-depth, unbiased, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
You get a total of 16 trauma CME credits that you can earn instantly online!
With The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, you can read the PDFs online or print them out to read at your leisure. When you’re done, simply visit our website, take the quick CME test, and receive trauma CME credits immediately. Plus, your credits are stored permanently on our website, so you have instant access to them at any time. It’s that easy!
Order now to start earning online trauma CME fast. The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, is only $159 -- less than any other evidence-based trauma CME resource available!
The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, Volume II, includes the articles listed below and 16 trauma CME credits:
Abstract: Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Adults
Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of death and disability in young people, with an annual financial burden of over $50 billion per year in the United States. Traumatic brain injury is defined by both the initial primary injury and the subsequent secondary injuries. Fundamental to emergency department management is ensuring brain perfusion, oxygenation, and preventing even brief or transient episodes of hypotension, hypoxia, and hypocapnia. Cerebral perfusion pressure is a function of intracranial pressure and systemic blood pressure, and it must be monitored and maintained. Current research is devoted towards the prevention and treatment of secondary injury. The emergency clinician must be vigilant in maintaining homeostasis while coordinating the downstream care of the patient, including the intensive care unit and/or the operating room.
Abstract: Trauma In The Pregnant Patient: An Evidence-Based Approach To Management
The management of acute trauma in the pregnant patient relies on a thorough understanding of the underlying physiology of pregnancy. This issue reviews the evidence regarding important considerations in pregnant trauma patients, including the primary and secondary survey as well as the possibility for Rh exposure, placental abruption, uterine rupture, and the need for a prompt perimortem cesarean section in the moribund patient. Because ionizing radiation is always a concern in pregnancy, the circumstances where testing provides benefits that outweigh risks to the fetus are discussed. Emergency clinicians are encouraged to advocate for trauma prevention, including proper safety restraints for motor vehicles and screening for domestic violence, as these measures have been shown to be effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in this population. Recommendations for monitoring, admission, discharge, and follow-up are also noted.
Abstract: Critical Care Of Severe Thermal Burn Injury
Severe thermal burn injury is a subset of trauma that necessitates an approach that initially focuses on the airway, breathing, and circulation of the injured patient. Specific features of burn injury, such as direct oropharyngeal injury, inhalation injury, and edema that may result from either the burn itself or as a consequence of iatrogenic fluid administration, render these patients prone to rapid airway deterioration. Clinicians must appreciate that a patient with an initial presentation appearing to be relatively benign may rapidly decompensate and require mechanical ventilation. Altered mental status should not be trivialized and should be assumed to be the consequence of inhalation of poison gas from the burned environment or associated trauma until proven otherwise. Once initial stabilization efforts are successful, local wound care soothes injury and optimizes outcome. During the ensuing 72 hours, patients may ultimately suffer more morbidity and mortality not from the burn injury per se but from the development of burn shock secondary to a profound systemic inflammatory response. Emergency physicians play a key role in ameliorating this response by initiating early and aggressive fluid resuscitation while constantly monitoring volume status to make any necessary adjustments in fluid administration rate. Additionally, familiarity with the criteria for patient transfer ensures appropriate and timely referral to a specialty burn center where dedicated burn teams provide supportive care and surgical intervention, as indicated.
Abstract: The Use Of Blood Products In The Critically Ill Patient: Indications And Risks
It is imperative that emergency physicians have a basic understanding of blood products and the indications and risks associated with their use. Evidence-based, restricted use of blood components in critically ill patients can lead to decreased mortality while avoiding unnecessary morbidity and complications. Recognition of the need for irradiated or leukoreduced components in special populations further reduces adverse events. This issue reviews the preparation of blood components and indications for their use, infusion of products, and the determination of stability after infusion. Infectious and immunologic risks associated with transfusion are reviewed, with special attention given to pulmonary complications, as well as guidelines for comprehensive informed consent. Massive transfusion protocols and the use of oxygen-carrying substitutes are also discussed.
Abstract: Unstable Angina And Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction In The Emergency Department: Current Guidelines
In this issue, 2 guidelines that address the management of unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) are reviewed. Chest pain is the chief complaint in approximately 5% of emergency department (ED) visits, and in 2006, there were 4,378,000 visits to EDs with a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Most patients who present with chest pain are concerned that they might be having a heart attack, and the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is the focus of ED management of this complaint. The guidelines discussed here represent a distillation of the current evidence and opinion of thought leaders and are, therefore, highly relevant to the emergency clinician.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Emergency Medicine Practice active subscribers have access to the 2 Emergency Medicine Practice articles (8 CME credits) in this kit at no charge by visiting the Trauma Topics page.
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