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Influenza: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department
Dec 20182,262 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.
Electrical Injuries in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Review (Trauma CME)
Nov 20183,573 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.
Updates and Controversies in the Early Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock
Oct 20187,680 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.
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.
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.
Emergency Department Management of Dyspnea in the Dying Patient
Jul 20181,037 views
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.
Managing Shoulder Injuries in the Emergency Department: Fracture, Dislocation, and Overuse (Trauma CME)
Jun 20181,378 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.
Recognizing and Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department
May 20181,183 views
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.
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.
Emergency Department Management of Smoke Inhalation Injury in Adults (Trauma CME)
Mar 2018786 views
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 Department Management of Patients With Thermal Burns (Trauma CME)
Feb 2018
Optimal management of a burn patient begins with accurately classifying and measuring the extent of the burns. Every treatment decision that follows - from IV fluid management, wound care, escharotomy, and criteria for referral - depends on it. This issue reviews the best evidence on managing patients with burns, from prehospital management to disposition. 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 02/01/2021.
Managing Patients With Oncologic Complications in the ED
Jan 2018
This issue reviews 3 of the more common presentations of oncology patients to the emergency department: metastatic spinal cord compression, tumor lysis syndrome, and febrile neutropenia. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology credit. CME expires on 01/01/2021. CME expires on 01/01/2021.
Managing Dislocations of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Dec 2017764 views
This review presents an algorithmic approach to management that ensures that pain relief, imaging, reduction, vascular monitoring, and emergent orthopedic consultation are carried out in a timely fashion.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 12/01/2020.
Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Flares in the Emergency Department
Nov 2017
This issue reviews the literature on management of IBD flares in the emergency department, including laboratory testing, imaging, and identification of surgical emergencies, emphasizing the importance of coordination of care with specialists on treatment plans and offering patients resources for ongoing support. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacotherapy credits. CME expires on 11/01/2020.
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oct 2017
This issue presents strategies and algorithms for the early use of evidence-based interventions, including appropriate use of antibiotics, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids, along with noninvasive ventilation with capnography, to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology credit. CME expires on 10/01/2020.
Recognizing and Managing Adrenal Disorders in the Emergency Department
Sep 2017
This issue provides recommendations on effective management of patients presenting with adrenal insufficiency, with particular attention to the management of critically ill and septic patients, pregnant patients, and children. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology credit. CME expires on 09/01/2020.
Emergency Management of Renal and Genitourinary Trauma: Best Practices Update (Trauma CME)
Aug 2017
This review provides a best-practice approach to the diagnosis and management of renal and genitourinary injuries, with an emphasis on the systematic approach needed to identify subtle injuries and avoid long-term urinary sequelae such as hypertension, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and nephrectomy. 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 08/01/2020.
Identifying Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain Who Are at Low Risk for Acute Coronary Syndromes
Jul 2017
From the prehospital care setting to disposition and follow-up, this systematic review addresses the fundamentals of the emergency department evaluation of patients determined to be at low risk for acute coronary syndromes or adverse outcomes. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 07/01/2020.
Dental Emergencies: Management Strategies That Improve Outcomes (Trauma CME)
Jun 2017
This issue provides a systematic review of the literature on common acute traumatic and atraumatic dental emergencies with a focus on the historical and physical examination findings that must be understood to identify life-threatening infections, relieve pain, salvage natural teeth, and communicate with specialists in the further management of patients after emergency treatment. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits and 1 Pharmacology credit. CME expires on 06/01/2020.
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: New Strategies for Improving Outcomes
May 2017
Emergency room management of ADHF including critical decision-making points in resuscitation for both hypertensive and hypotensive patients and a review of newer medications. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1.5 Pharmacology credits. CME expires on 05/01/2020.
Maxillofacial Trauma: Managing Potentially Dangerous And Disfiguring Complex Injuries (Trauma CME)
Apr 2017
A detailed reference on how to identify and treat injuries to the face by physical examination and imaging, including assessing complications of maxillofacial trauma. 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 04/01/2020.
Sedative-Hypnotic Drug Withdrawal Syndrome: Recognition And Treatment
Mar 2017
A review of the pathophysiology, diagnostic decision-making tools, and pharmaceutical treatment options to create a patient-tailored approach to sedative-hypnotic withdrawal. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Pharmacology credits. CME expires on 03/01/2020.
Noninvasive Ventilation For Patients In Acute Respiratory Distress: An Update
Feb 2017
When noninvasive ventilation is indicated over endotracheal intubation and rapid sequence intubation for patients in respiratory distress. Key contraindications for NIV and signs that positive pressure ventilation has failed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacotherapy credits. CME expires on 02/01/2020.
Emergency Department Management Of Priapism
Jan 2017
Current evidence for immediate emergency room treatment of ischemic priapism, using a stepwise approach starting with aspiration of cavernosal blood, cold saline irrigation, and penile injection with sympathomimetic agents. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology credits. CME expires on 01/01/2020.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis And Treatment In The Emergency Department
Dec 2016
Diagnosing PID through medical history and examination, including evaluation for alternate diagnoses, and initiating appropriate antibiotic therapy. Early diagnosis and treatment of PID by the emergency room physician prevents complications such as chronic pain, ectopic pregnancy, infertility. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology credits. CME expires on 12/01/2019.
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