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The Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. II

Each topic in this collection condenses the information you need to know into easily digestible sessions. You only need to spend 15 minutes listening to each topic to get learn what you need to know! The entire collection contains over an hour-and-a-half of evidence-based audio content and will give you recommendations you can immediately begin applying to your practice. The Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. II includes an MP3 download (available as soon as you complete your purchase). As an added bonus, you can also earn up to 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM -- at no extra charge.

Topics Included:

  • Transient Ischemic Attack: An Evidence-Based Update
  • Emergency Department Management Of Patients On Novel Oral Anticoagulant Agents
  • An Evidence-Based Approach To Acute Aortic Syndromes
  • Syncope: Risk Stratification And Clinical Decision Making

Product Details:

  • Evidence-based reviews on 4 critical patient presentations: transient ischemic attack, novel oral anticoagulant agents, acute aortic syndromes, and syncope
  • Convenient format: You get an MP3 download containing all 4 topics instantly after you order
  • Speaker: Dr. Steve Carroll
  • Recording date: August 1, 2014
  • Length: 61 minutes (individual topics run from 15-16 minutes)
  • CME: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • CME expiration date: August 1, 2017
  • Price: $59

Topic #1: Transient Ischemic Attack: An Evidence-Based Update

This audio summary will benefit all clinicians who work in emergency medicine or acute care managing patients who may be experiencing a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

It can be difficult to diagnose TIA in the emergency department (ED) due to its many varied presentations. Emergency clinicians need to be able to rapidly recognize this diagnosis and provide rapid (yet cost-effective) care to identify patients at highest risk for subsequent stroke and disability. This audio summary provides a thorough overview of the pathophysiology of TIA, how to recognize concerning symptoms, and how to determine which tests need to be ordered. There is also a review of the conditions that may mimic TIA, which need to be rapidly recognized. Relevant issues concerning choice of imaging modality, risk stratification, ED treatment, and disposition are also discussed.

Length: 15 minutes

CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) describe the pathophysiology and how to make the diagnosis of TIA in the ED; (2) order cost-effective laboratory studies and imaging; (3) risk stratify patients according to the risk for subsequent stroke and disability; and (4) appropriately disposition patients diagnosed with TIA.

Topic #2: Emergency Department Management Of Patients On Novel Oral Anticoagulant Agents

Any clinician who manages patients who take the newest classes of oral anticoagulants will benefit from this review.

With 4.2 million Americans on oral anticoagulation, emergency clinicians are beginning to see more patients who are taking new oral anticoagulants. While these newer medications have the advantage of not requiring monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR), managing a bleeding patient taking one of these medications can be challenging due to a lack of familiarity with these agents as well as a lack of strong evidence to support practice. The audio summary starts with a thorough review of the mechanisms of action for each novel oral anticoagulant currently on the market. Tips and pearls on obtaining the necessary history and physical examination for patients taking these medications are discussed followed by the most updated guidelines on best practices for treating patients who are actively bleeding. A thorough discussion on how to make decisions on anticoagulant reversal and how to accomplish this in a rapid manner is presented.

Length: 15 minutes

CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) describe the general mechanisms of action of the 2 classes of novel oral anticoagulants; (2) list the most relevant portions of the history and physical examination for patients taking novel oral anticoagulants; (3) order the correct laboratory testing and imaging for patients taking novel oral anticoagulants; and (4) describe methods of reversal of each class of novel oral anticoagulant.

Topic #3: An Evidence-Based Approach To Acute Aortic Syndromes

Clinicians who treat patients who present to the emergency department, urgent care clinic, or primary care clinic with chest pain will benefit from this audio summary.

Acute aortic dissection is a very deadly condition with a misdiagnosis rate as high as 38%. The difficulty in diagnosing this disease lies in the fact that its symptoms overlap greatly with other emergent and nonemergent conditions. While CT scanning has revolutionized the diagnosis of aortic dissection, the emergency clinician needs to be aware of all available forms of imaging, as computed tomography (CT) may not be appropriate for the patient or may result in a false negative. In addition, treating aortic dissection once it is diagnosed can be complicated and resource intensive. This summary offers a thorough, but succinct, review of the pathophysiology of aortic dissection, its risk factors, and differential diagnosis. There is an extensive review of all imaging modalities that can be used to diagnose aortic dissection as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also included is a complete review of the approach to the treatment of aortic dissection and how to properly disposition the patient.

Length: 16 minutes

CME Objectives: After listening to this audio review, listeners will be able to: (1) list common risk factors, signs, and symptoms of aortic dissection; (2) describe the appropriate imaging to obtain for a suspected diagnosis of aortic dissection; (3) identify effective treatment for aortic dissection once it is diagnosed; and (4) determine appropriate referral of the patient for further management.

Topic #4: Syncope: Risk Stratification And Clinical Decision Making

This audio summary will be of benefit to any clinician who treats patients with a chief complaint of syncope in the emergency department (ED) or other acute care settings.

Syncope is one of the most frequently encountered chief complaints in the ED, accounting for 1% to 3% of ED visits. While the vast majority of syncope incidents has a benign cause, a small subset of patients will have a serious diagnosis as the cause of the syncope. It is the duty of the emergency clinician to determine the life-threatening diagnoses while providing cost-effective care and avoiding unnecessary admissions. This audio summary describes the broad categories of syncope and the differential diagnoses associated with each one. The important points of the history and physical examination are reviewed as well as a cost-effective approach to avoid over-testing and reduce patient time in the ED. Clinical decision rules to identify patients at high risk for adverse events are discussed as well as the proper disposition of patients with syncope.

Length: 15 minutes

CME Objectives: After listening to this audio review, listeners will be able to: (1) list the 3 broad categories of syncope; (2) describe the important elements of the history and physical examination that contribute to the diagnosis of syncope; (3) determine a cost-effective workup for patients presenting to the ED with syncope; (4) summarize the appropriate usage of clinical decision rules in patients with syncope; and (5) explain the appropriate disposition of patients according to their future risk of adverse outcomes.

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