The 2015 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide
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The 2015 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide

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The 2015 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 2015 exam include:

  • Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cold-Water Immersion
  • Complications of Pregnancy
  • Coronary Syndromes
  • Endocarditis
  • Operations
  • Pain Management, Pediatric
  • Sedation - Analgesia for Procedures
  • Syncope
  • Therapeutic Interventions

Product Details

Publication Date: June 1, 2015

CME Expiration Date: December 1, 2018

Table of Contents

Review 1: Evaluation And Initial Treatment Of Supraventricular Tachycardia

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

Review 2:  Prehospital Epinephrine Use And Survival Among Patients With Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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

Review 3: Questioning The Use Of Epinephrine To Treat Cardiac Arrest

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

Review 4: Therapeutic Hypothermia: A State-Of-The-Art Emergency Medicine Perspective

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
  3. Discussion
  4. Critique
    1. Methods
      1. Bernard et al
      2. Holzer et al
    2. Results
      1. Bernard et al
      2. Holzer et al
  5. Editor’s Note
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 5: Accidental Hypothermia

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

Review 6: Cardiovascular Disasters In Pregnancy

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
  3. Discussion
    1. Pregnancy Increases The Risk For Venous Thromboembolism
    2. Aortic Dissection Is The Second Most Common Cause Of Maternal Death
    3. Incidence Of Heart Disease Is Increasing In Pregnancy
    4. Arrhythmias Are The Most Frequent Cardiac Pathology During Pregnancy
    5. Cardiac Arrest In The Pregnant Patient
  4. Critique
  5. Editor’s Note
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 7:  Coronary CT Angiography Versus Standard Evaluation In Acute Chest Pain

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
  3. Discussion
    1. Background
    2. Study Aim
    3. Study Methods
    4. Primary Results
    5. Secondary Results
    6. Conclusion
  4. Critique
    1. External Validity And Generalizability
    2. Internal Validity
  5. CME Questions
  6. Original Article

Review 8: Infective Endocarditis

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

Review 9:  Lean Thinking In Emergency Departments: A Critical Review

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

Review 10: Relief Of Pain And Anxiety In Pediatric Patients In Emergency Medical Systems

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
  3. Discussion
    1. Why Treat Pediatric Pain And Anxiety Aggressively?
    2. Evaluation Of Pediatric Pain And Anxiety
    3. Treatment Of Pediatric Pain And Anxiety
    4. Emergency Department Sedation
  4. Critique
  5. Editor’s Note
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 11: Clinical Practice Guideline For Emergency Department Ketamine Dissociative Sedation

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

Review 12: Electrocardiogram Findings In Emergency Department Patients With Syncope

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
  3. Discussion
    1. Study Methods
    2. Data Analysis
    3. Results
  4. Critique
  5. Editor’s Note
  6. CME Questions
  7. Original Article

Review 13: New Oral Anticoagulants In The ED Setting: A Review

  1. Synopsis
  2. Key Points
    1. Discussion
    2. Treatment Of Acute Venous Thromboembolism
    3. Secondary Venous Thromboembolism Prevention
    4. Stroke Prophylaxis In Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
    5. Acute Coronary Syndromes
    6. Practical Management Aspects
      1. Drug Interactions
      2. Laboratory Monitoring
      3. Dose Adjustments
      4. Bleeding Events
  3. Critique
    1. FDA Recommendations
  4. Editor’s Note
  5. CME Questions
  6. Original Article

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