The 2018 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide
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The 2018 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide

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The 2018 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Study Guide gives you full-text reprints of the original articles* to be covered in the year's ABEM exam. You'll also receive a summary of key points for each article as well as sample questions, answers and explanations, and more. Topics covered in the 2018 exam include:

  • Central Venous Catheterization
  • Chest Pain
  • Elder Abuse
  • Fever in Pediatric Patients
  • Imaging Foreign Bodies
  • Management of Suicidal Patients
  • Multitasking
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Product Details

Publication Date: May 15, 2017

CME Expiration Date: December 1, 2021

CME Information:

  • 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or 35 ACEP Category I Credits included at no extra charge with your LLSA Study Guide
  • Specialty CME credits also included: 3 hours elder abuse credit, 9 hours ethics credit, 3 hours behavioral health credit, 3 hours end-of-life care credit, 6 hours stroke credit, and 3 hours preventing medical errors credit

Table of Contents

Review 1: Intravascular Complications of Central Venous Catheterization by Insertion Site

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Risk Factors for Mechanical Complications
  3. Critique
  4. Key Points
  5. References
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 2: The HEART Pathway Randomized Trial: Identifying Emergency Department Patients With Acute Chest Pain for Early Discharge; Editorial: Finding the Holy Grail is Not a Short-Term Project

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Appendix 1. HEART Pathway Assessment Form
  3. Critique
  4. Key Points
  5. References
  6. Editor’s Note
  7. CME Questions
  8. Original Article

Review 3: Elder Abuse

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Clinical Evaluation
    2. Interventions
  3. Critique
  4. Key Points
  5. References
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 4: Clinical Policy for Well-Appearing Infants and Children Younger Than 2 Years of Age Presenting to the Emergency Department With Fever

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
  3. Key Points
  4. Critique
  5. CME Questions
  6. Original Article

Review 5: Imaging Foreign Bodies: Ingested, Aspirated, and Inserted

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Imaging of Foreign Bodies
    2. Foreign Bodies Ingestions
    3. Foreign Bodies Aspiration
    4. Rectal and Genitourinary Foreign Bodies
  3. Critique
  4. References
  5. Key Points
  6. Editor’s Note
  7. CME Questions
  8. Original Article

Review 6: Managing Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. General Approach and Patient Safety
    2. Focused Medical Assessment
    3. Suicide Risk Assessment
    4. Emergency Department Interventions
    5. Disposition
  3. Critique
  4. References
  5. Key Points
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 7: Can You Multitask? Evidence and Limitations of Task Switching and Multitasking in Emergency Medicine

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Definitions
    2. Evidence in Emergency Medicine
    3. How the Brain Switches Tasks
    4. Cognitive Load Theory
    5. Multitasking
    6. Effects of Task Switching
    7. Recommendations for Practice
  3. Critique
  4. Key Points
  5. References
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 8: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
  3. Critique
  4. Editor’s Note
  5. References
  6. Key Points
  7. CME Questions
  8. Original Article

Review 9: Shared Decision-Making in the Emergency Department: Respecting Patient Autonomy When Seconds Count

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Shared Decision-Making: The Charles et al Model
    2. Applicability of the Charles et al Model to Emergency Medicine
      1. Case 1: A 7-Year-Old Boy With Minor Head Trauma
      2. Case 2: A 54-year-old Male With Palpitations and Fatigue
      3. Case 3: An 83-Year-Old Woman With Advanced Dementia and a Broken Hip After a Fall
    3. Conclusion
  3. Critique
  4. References
  5. Key Points
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 10: Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Emergency Diagnosis and Assessment of Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    2. Anticoagulant Use and Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    3. Thromboprophylaxis in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    4. Blood Pressure Control and Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    5. General Monitoring and Nursing Care
    6. Glucose Management
    7. Temperature Management
    8. Seizures and Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    9. Dysphagia Screening and Medical Complications
    10. Elevated Intracranial Pressure
    11. Surgical Interventions
    12. Prevention
    13. Rehabilitation
  3. Critique
  4. Key Points
  5. References
  6. Editor’s Note
  7. CME Questions
  8. Original Article

Review 11: Pregnancy Complicated by Venous Thrombosis

  1. Synopsis
  2. Discussion
    1. Evaluation and Diagnosis
    2. Treatment
  3. Critique
  4. References
  5. Key Points
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article
     

*Due to copyright restrictions, a reprint of article 2 and article 10 are not included in the 2018 LLSA Study Guide pdf. Article 2 is available here: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001384 Article 2 editorial is available here: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.001611Article 10 is available here: https://doi.org/10.1161/STR.0000000000000069

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