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Bioterrorism Attacks Involving Pediatric Patients: Preparedness and Early Recognition Are Critical
Dec 2018
This issue reviews the highest-risk bioterrorism agents including anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers (eg, Ebola); provides guidance for diagnosing and managing pediatric patients who have been exposed to these agents; and reviews available resources that can provide support during a bioterrorism crisis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 12/01/2021.
Influenza: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department
Dec 20182,269 views
Influenza can present with a wide range of nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms, making ED management challenging. This issue reviews the latest evidence on recognizing influenza in the ED, performing rapid testing and initiating antiviral treatment, and how to manage complications in high-risk patient groups. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 3 Pharmacotherapy CME credits. CME expires on 12/01/2021.
Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis: An Update on Early Identification and Management
Nov 20182,208 views
This issue provides guidance on how to determine whether a patient has bacterial meningitis versus viral meningitis, when a lumbar puncture is indicated, which antibiotics are recommended, and when they should be started. It also reviews evidence on the use of biomarkers such as procalcitonin to detect serious bacterial infections. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 11/01/2021.
Electrical Injuries in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Review (Trauma CME)
Nov 20183,574 views
Patients with electrical injuries in the ED can suffer trauma, external burns, and occult injuries to deep tissues, affecting all body systems. Fluids, cardiac monitoring, and disposition of low-voltage, high-voltage, and lightning strike injuries can vary. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 11/01/2021.
Diagnosing and Managing Common Genital Emergencies in Pediatric Girls (Trauma CME)
Oct 20181,340 views
This issue reviews the most common traumatic genital injuries (straddle injuries, hematomas, and impalement injuries) and nontraumatic genital emergencies (imperforate hymen and urethral prolapse), and provides evidence-based recommendations for their management in the ED. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 10/01/2021.
Updates and Controversies in the Early Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock
Oct 20187,681 views
Sepsis and septic shock guidelines, requirements, criteria, and treatments have changed substantially in the last few years. This issue reviews the latest evidence and discusses the changes and current controversies in sepsis diagnosis and management. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 10/01/2021.
Tick-Borne Illnesses: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department
Sep 20182,077 views
This issue reviews the presentation of common tick-borne illnesses and provides recommendations for their diagnosis and management in the ED. Tick-borne illnesses discussed in this issue include: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, and tick paralysis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 09/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of North American Snake Envenomations (Trauma CME)
Sep 20182,659 views
Venomous North American snakes include pit vipers (copperheads, water moccasins/cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes) and coral snakes. The diagnostic studies, antivenom treatment, and follow-up required depend on the type of snake and the bite severity. The latest evidence on managing snake bites in the ED is reviewed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 9/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of Dental Trauma: Recommendations for Improved Outcomes in Pediatric Patients (Trauma CME)
Aug 2018
Key aspects of managing pediatric dental trauma involve determining whether the affected dentition is primary or permanent and knowing which injuries need emergent intervention. This issue reviews common pediatric dental injuries and provides a systematic emergency medicine-based approach for appropriate evaluation and management of injuries including a fractured tooth, a luxated tooth, and an avulsed tooth. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 08/01/2021.
Cannabinoids: Emerging Topics in Use and Abuse
Aug 20181,650 views
This issue reviews the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with cannabinoid use, including acute intoxication, the recent emergence of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, and novel treatments for its symptoms. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Behavioral Health credit and 2 Pharmacology credits in pharmacotherapy. CME expires 08/01/2021.
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. IV
Jul 2018
This 1.5-hour podcast, by Dr. Ilene Claudius, discusses sickle cell disease, vascular access, orthopedic injuries, and wound care. Each topic is condensed into easily digestible sessions, so you get the must-know information quickly. No CME is included
The Emergency Medicine Practice Audio Series Vol. IV
Jul 2018
This 1.25-hour podcast, by Dr. Scott Weingart, discusses potassium disorders, acute decompensated heart failure, genitourinary trauma, and adrenal insufficiency/disorders. Each topic is condensed into easily digestible sessions, so you get the must-know information quickly. No CME is included.
Recognition and Management of Pediatric Thyroid Emergencies in the Emergency Department
Jul 2018
The signs and symptoms of thyroid disease in children are vague and nonspecific, which can make accurate and timely diagnosis challenging. This issue reviews common presentations for emergencies of thyroid function and anatomy, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid trauma, and provides evidence-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with various thyroid emergencies. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 07/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of Dyspnea in the Dying Patient
Jul 2018
Dyspnea is a distressing symptom in the dying process, but it can be managed in the ED to keep patients comfortable, alleviate patient and family anxieties, and honor the patient's goals of care. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Ethics credits, 2 Palliative Care credits, 2 End-of-Life Care credits, and 2 Pharmacology credits in pharmacotherapy, subject to your state and institutional approval. CME expires 07/01/2021.
The 2019 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Study Guide
Jun 2018
This study guide, delivered in print and online digital formats, is designed to prepare emergency medicine physicians to pass the ABEM exams, as required to maintain board certification. It includes our "pass-or-it's-free" guarantee, as well as 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Specialty CME credits also included: 3 Critical Care credits, 3 Ethics credits, 6 Neurology credits, 6 Obstetrics/Gynecology credits, 4 Pharmacology credits, and 3 Trauma credits) (CME expires 12/1/22).
Management of Multiply Injured Pediatric Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Jun 20181,323 views
When a child with multiple traumatic injuries presents to the ED, a systematic approach to evaluation and management will ensure that no major injuries are missed. This issue provides recommendations for early recognition of serious injuries, utilization of proper diagnostic studies, and rapid stabilization of injuries, which are key to reducing morbidity and mortality. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 06/01/2021.
Managing Shoulder Injuries in the Emergency Department: Fracture, Dislocation, and Overuse (Trauma CME)
Jun 20181,379 views
Determining the source of shoulder pain - fracture, dislocation, or overuse - is an essential part of management. This issue offers information about effective strategies in diagnostic techniques, pain management, and indications for surgical referral for patients presenting to the ED with shoulder injuries and pain. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 06/01/2021.
Synthetic Drug Intoxication in Children: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department
May 2018
The continually changing chemical formulations of synthetic drugs makes recognition and diagnosis of intoxication from these substances challenging. This issue outlines common presentations of intoxication from synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, and phenethylamines and summarizes best practices for evaluating and managing patients who present with intoxication after consumption of these synthetic drugs of abuse. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 05/01/2021.
Recognizing and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department
May 2018
For ED patients with signs and symptoms of infectious disease - including fever, rash, joint pain, and headache - obtaining a travel history is essential in order to quickly identify emerging (or re-emerging) infections. This issue reviews diagnostic and management best practices for three infections: Middle East respiratory syndrome, chikungunya virus infection, and Zika virus infection. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infection Control CME credits. CME expires on 05/01/2021.
Pediatric Emergency Transport: Communication and Coordination Are Key to Improving Outcomes
Apr 2018
Whether you are at the referring facility, the accepting facility, or part of the transport team, communication and coordination during emergency transport are essential to ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients. This issue discusses the process of interfacility transfer, the role of the emergency clinicians involved with the transfer, and commonly used diagnostic studies and treatments needed during interfacility transfers of pediatric patients. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires 04/01/2021.
Jaundice in the Emergency Department: Meeting the Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment
Apr 2018
This issue reviews the critical steps that should be taken to manage a patient who presents with jaundice, including the history and physical examination, necessary laboratory testing, imaging, and treatment. Management of neonates, pregnant patients, and transplant patients are also reviewed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 04/01/2021.
Corticosteroid Use in Management of Pediatric Emergency Conditions
Mar 2018
Although corticosteroids have been used for over half a century, their use for management of many pediatric conditions is controversial. This issue reviews the evidence-based role of corticosteroid use for management of acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires 03/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of Smoke Inhalation Injury in Adults (Trauma CME)
Mar 2018
This issue reviews the diagnosis and management of airway compromise that can result from fire, smoke, and heat injury, as well as carbon monoxide and cyanide toxicity. Although a standardized diagnostic protocol is lacking, the evidence on best-practice diagnostic tools, airway management, and medical adjuncts are presented.Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 03/01/2021.
Emergency Trauma Care: Current Topics And Controversies, Volume III (Trauma CME)
Mar 2018
This trauma CME resource, delivered in print, online digital, and video formats, presents current guidelines and best practices for treatment of trauma patients.

CME Credits: 18 trauma-specific AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. Included as part of the 18 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 18 trauma credits, 4.5 Pharmacology credits, and 3.5 Pain Management credits. CME expires 03/01/21.

ANCC Contact Hours: This activity is approved for 18 ANCC Contact Hours and 4.6 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses. ANCC Contact Hours expires 03/01/21.
Acute Gastroenteritis: Evidence-Based Management of Pediatric Patients
Feb 2018
This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1.5 Pharmacotherapy credits. CME expires 02/01/2021
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