The Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. III - $79.00
The Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. III
Each topic in this collection condenses the information you need to know into easily digestible sessions. You only need to spend approximately 15 minutes listening to each topic to get learn what you need to know! The entire collection contains an hour 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. III 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.
CME Expiration Date: June 1, 2019
Topic #1: Evidence-Based Management Of Accidental Hypothermia In The Emergency Department
This audio summary is intended for clinicians who treat patients who present to the emergency department or urgent care clinic with accidental hypothermia and for clinicians who may not have access to ECMO. Accidental hypothermia can present in any climate and in any season, as it is not always a result of environmental exposure; underlying illnesses or coexisting pathology can play important roles. This audio summary covers the initial noninvasive management techniques for moderate to severe hypothermia and follows with a detailed review of the more invasive techniques if the patient is not improving or worsens. Medications are also briefly discussed.
Length: 13 minutes
CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) develop an evidence-based, systematic approach to treatment of a patient with mild, moderate, or severe hypothermia with or without hemodynamic instability; and (2) discuss the different warming techniques and when to use them.
Topic #2: The Focused Assessment With Sonography For Trauma (FAST) Examination And Pelvic Trauma: Indications And Limitations
This audio summary is an outline of the management of pelvic trauma for emergency clinicians and will aid clinicians who may not use FAST on a regular basis. Pelvic trauma accounts for only 3% of all skeletal injuries but may have mortality as high as 45% in cases of severe trauma. The focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination has some limitations in patients with blunt pelvic trauma. Pelvic binding techniques are outlined and a review of the Young-Burgess classification is given. The most important views on the FAST examination are discussed with tips for reporting the findings.
Length: 18 minutes
CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) describe the use of pelvic binders and how use a bedsheet for binding if a commercial pelvic binder is not available; and (2) utilize the most pertinent views on FAST for assessment of pelvic trauma.
Topic #3: Intracerebral Hemorrhage In Anticoagulated Patients: Evidence-Based Emergency Department Management
All emergency clinicians will at some point encounter a hemorrhaging patient who is taking anticoagulant medications, and this review is intended as a framework for management, especially for the clinician who sees these patients and encounters these medications infrequently. Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage is a true neurological emergency, and its management is made more complicated when patients are anticoagulated, as reversal of anticoagulation must be initiated simultaneously with diagnosis, treatment, and disposition. This audio review breaks down the laboratory and imaging testing necessary to manage patients on each type of anticoagulant medication. Critical care management is discussed, including prevention of hypoxemia and hypercapnia, management of blood pressure, and maintenance of cerebral perfusion.
Length: 14 minutes
CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) appropriately reverse a patient who is anticoagulated and found to have intracranial hemorrhage depending on the type of anticoagulant medication; and (2) review the critical care management of the patient with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Topic #4: Emergency Department Evaluation And Management Of Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
This audio summary serves as a framework for the management of patients with upper GI bleeding for any emergency clinician who will be managing these patients in any practice setting, but particularly where subspecialty services are not immediately available and more temporizing measures may need to be employed. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding results from a variety of conditions that may vary in severity from merely bothersome to imminently life-threatening. While stabilization is standard for nearly all causes of bleeding, identifying whether the bleed is from variceal or nonvariceal sources is critical. This audio summary provides significant detail on the medications that are useful in the management of upper GI bleeding and covers some special populations, such as those with liver disease. Techniques for protecting the patient’s airway, resuscitating the patient, and aspirating the blood are discussed.
Length: 14 minutes
CME Objectives: After listening to this audio summary, you will be able to: (1) review the medications that are beneficial in different types of upper GI bleeding and in certain patient populations; and (2) describe the technique for placing a nasogastric tube in the awake patient.