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Earn trauma CME fast with easy online CME testing

The EB Medicine Trauma Kit -- a compilation of 4 evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles -- enables you to earn 16 trauma CME credits in 3 easy steps and receive credit instantly.

You can earn 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM with just a few clicks!

The EB Medicine Trauma Kit -- the latest evidence-based trauma CME resource from EB Medicine -- provides you with in-depth, unbiased diagnosis and treatment recommendations from 4 Emergency Medicine Practice articles:

  • An Evidence-Based Approach To Traumatic Pain Management In The Emergency Department (4 trauma CMEs)

  • Ballistic Injuries In The Emergency Department (4 trauma CME credits)

  • Management Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury In The Emergency Department (4 trauma CME credits)

  • Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: Advances In Fluid Management (4 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, you can earn the trauma CME you need -- and earn it fast.

The EB Medicine Trauma Kit's online CME 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 4 articles in The EB Medicine Trauma Kit 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 anytime from your personalized CME tracker!

It's as simple as that!

With The EB Medicine Trauma Kit, not only will you earn CME fast, you'll also receive:
  • 18 figures illustrating the key findings you need to look for (including diffusion-weighted MRIs; CT scans of gunshot wounds; clinical decision rules for MTBI; illustrations of hematoma blocks, Bier blocks, nerve blocks, and other local anesthetic methods; and 6 additional visual aids).

  • 9 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 600 references that present pertinent information such as type of study and number of patients -- helping you discern the validity of each study.

  • 26 tables where key information is condensed in an easy-to-read format -- making it easy to find the information you need.

  • 40 pitfalls to avoid that provide risk-management advice highlighting problem areas that could compromise patient care.

  • 10 cost- and time-effective strategies that show how saving time and money in the ED doesn't have to mean cutting corners.

  • Over 100 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, 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!

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The EB Medicine Trauma Kit Includes these 4 articles and 16 trauma CME credits:

Abstract: An Evidence-Based Approach To Traumatic Pain Management In The Emergency Department

Pain is present in up to 70% of emergency department (ED) visits. It has profound economic consequences, with losses estimated at $61.2 billion per year in the United States. Approximately 34% of ED visits are related to injuries, and the majority of these warrant symptomatic management. Therefore, traumatic pain management comprises a large part of emergency care. There has been a great deal of research performed on pain, although particular areas (eg, acute headache) have more data than others. Consequently, recommendations and discussions are not evenly distributed. Indeed, pain management is such a broad topic that fellowships and entire careers are devoted to its study. Numerous studies suggest that, in general, ED pain management is inadequate. There are many factors that influence appropriate pain management. Patient factors (type of injury, age, medical history) as well as resource availability, cost, and provider familiarity with different options create a diverse array of practice patterns. There is no obvious “correct” strategy to any particular situation, and it benefits both the patient and provider for the emergency clinician to be familiar with the underlying mechanism and treatment options for such conditions. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice provides a foundation for the management of acute traumatic pain in the emergency setting.

Abstract: Ballistic Injuries In The Emergency Department

According to 2007 data, gunshot wounds from homicides, suicides, and accidents caused 31,000 deaths in the United States, with even higher numbers of serious, nonfatal injuries. In recent years, new evidence on effective treatment of patients with gunshot wounds has come from military settings and is being adapted for civilian emergency departments. Effective, evidence-based management of ballistic injuries in the ED is vital. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice reviews the physics of ballistics as it relates to the tracts and patterns of tissue injury caused by different types of firearms and missiles, and it takes a regional approach to reviewing the current evidence for managing gunshot wounds to the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, genitourinary system, extremities, and soft tissues. Current guidelines as well as new research and evidence regarding fluid resuscitation, airway management, evaluation strategies, drug therapies, and documentation are discussed.

Abstract: Management Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury In The Emergency Department

With over 1.7 million people in the United States seeking medical attention for head injury each year, emergency clinicians are challenged daily to screen quickly for the small subset of patients who harbor a potentially lethal intracranial lesion while minimizing excessive cost, unnecessary diagnostic testing, radiation exposure, and admissions. Whether working at a small, rural hospital or a large inner-city public hospital, emergency clinicians play a critical role in the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice assesses the burgeoning research in the field and reviews current clinical guidelines and decision rules on mild traumatic brain injury, addressing the concept of serial examinations to identify clinically significant intracranial injury, the approach to pediatric and elderly patients, and the management of patients who are on anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents or have bleeding disorders. The evidence on sports-related concussion and postconcussive syndrome is reviewed, and tools for assessments and discharge are included.

Abstract: Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: Advances In Fluid Management

A number of concerns have been raised regarding the advisability of the classic principles of aggressive crystalloid resuscitation in traumatic hemorrhagic shock. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice reviews the advances that have led to a shift in the emergency department protocols in resuscitation from shock state, including recent literature regarding the new paradigm for the treatment of traumatic hemorrhagic shock, which is most generally known as damage control resuscitation (DCR). Goals and endpoints for resuscitation and a review of initial fluid choice are discussed, along with the coagulopathy of trauma and its management, how to address hemorrhagic shock in traumatic brain injury, and new pharmacologic treatment for hemorrhagic shock. The primary conclusions include the administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) for all patients with uncontrolled hemorrhage (Class I), the implementation of a massive transfusion protocol with fixed blood product ratios (Class II), avoidance of large-volume crystalloid resuscitation (Class III), and appropriate usage of permissive hypotension (Class III). The choice of fluid for initial resuscitation has not been shown to affect outcomes in trauma (Class I).

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Reader Reviews of The EB Medicine Trauma Kit:

Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: Advances In Fluid Management

"Great article. It will change my resuscitation practices." --Christine Anderegg, MD

"This was an extremely educational review and discusses issues that are not really covered in the ATLS training programs." -- Cedric Dark, MD

"This was very informative and will have a dramatic impact in my management and thinking during traumas." -- Brian Haupts, MD

"Very helpful. I had heard that limited crystalloid was helpful for patients, and now I understand why." -- Randall Sloan, MD

"One of the best review articles ever." -- James Mensching, MD

Ballistic Injuries In The Emergency Department

“This article really helped me understand this subject better.  Helpful charting info.” – Barbara M. Madison, MD
“As a previously deployed healthcare provider having served in Afghanistan, I found this article very informative.” – David Fields, MD

“Absolutely loved this article. It was very well done and informative! Thank you.” – Cheryl A. Piros, MD

Management Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury In The ED

“Thank you for this very thorough, concise article on TBI. It has given me the tools I need to adequately evaluate, manage, and treat TBI in the ED. Everything I needed to know was in the article. No cross referencing required.  Bravo!!!” – Rebecca Layton, MD
“I am going to change my decision making based on this article.” – Jenni Latulip, MD

“Clinically relevant; well written.” – Matthew L. Wiesinger, MD

“Well put together; I like how it includes all populations, including elderly, pediatric, sports-related, and other risks such as trauma, anticoagulation, etc.” – James Sterrman, MD

“Great article! I will be using it for teaching purposes too.” – Sally Villasenor, MD
An Evidence-Based Approach To Traumatic Pain Management In The ED

“This resource will change my practice.” – Margaret Carman, MD
“Excellent article - I did a nerve block for a hip fracture after reading this article.” – Jose Cabanas, MD
“Excellent coverage of pain management in the ED.” – Fernando Gonzalez-Torres, MD

“I found this very helpful, especially the links to the video demonstrations.” – Brian D’Angona, MD

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