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Pediatric Pain Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME and Pain Management CME)
Aug 2019
This issue reviews pain assessment scales for preverbal patients (eg, the FLACC scale) and for self-reporting by patients and discusses pediatric pain management using nonpharmacologic techniques; topical, local, and regional anesthesia; and systemic agents (eg, acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and opioids). Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME and 4 Pain Management CME credits. CME expires on 08/01/2022.
Emergency Department Management of Patients Taking Direct Oral Anticoagulant Agents (Pharmacology CME)
Aug 2019
Direct oral anticoagulant agents do not require INR monitoring like warfarin, but managing bleeding complications or reversal requires different strategies. 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 on 08/01/2022.
Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Assessment Techniques for the Pediatric Trauma Patient - Trauma EXTRA Supplement (Trauma CME)
Jul 2019
This Pediatric Trauma EXTRA CME supplement (free to Pediatric EM Practice subscribers) reviews common indications for diagnostic POCUS in pediatric 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 07/15/2022.
Evaluation and Management of the Febrile Young Infant in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME)
Jul 2019
Febrile young infants, even those who are well-appearing, are at high risk for serious bacterial infections. This issue provides evidence-based guidance for determining which febrile young infants require a full sepsis workup and offers recommendations for the management of these patients in the emergency department. 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 07/01/2022.
Emergency Department Management of Patients With Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Jul 2019
As bariatric surgery for weight loss becomes increasingly common, more patients are presenting to the ED with complications. This issue reviews the most common types of surgery, their early and late complications, and diagnostic and management options. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 07/01/2022.
Current Advances in Emergency Department Care of Acute Ischemic Stroke - EXTRA Supplement (Stroke CME and Pharmacology CME)
Jun 2019
This EXTRA Stroke CME supplement (free to Emergency Medicine Practice subscribers) reviews the latest evidence and recommendations for two essential treatments for patients with acute ischemic stroke: IV thrombolysis with rt-PA and endovascular thrombectomy with stentriever. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Stroke CME and 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 06/15/2022.
Anaphylaxis in Pediatric Patients: Early Recognition and Treatment Are Critical for Best Outcomes (Pharmacology CME)
Jun 2019
This issue reviews the criteria for diagnosing a pediatric patient with anaphylaxis and offers evidence-based recommendations for first- and second-line treatment, including the use of epinephrine, antihistamines, and corticosteroids. Biphasic reactions and fatal anaphylaxis are also discussed. 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 06/01/2022.
Assessing Abdominal Pain in Adults: A Rational, Cost-Effective, and Evidence-Based Strategy
Jun 201910,667 views
Improve ED assessment of patients with abdominal pain by using strategies that emphasize safe disposition over diagnosis. Recognize high-risk patients and dangerous mimics and choose testing, imaging, and consultation that will improve outcomes. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 06/01/2022.
Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Patients With Penetrating Trauma to the Torso (Trauma CME)
May 2019
This issue offers an evidence-based approach to the management of pediatric patients who present with penetrating trauma to the torso (including gunshot wounds and stab wounds). Guidance and recommendations for the physical examination, primary survey, and secondary survey are provided. 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 05/01/2022.
Depressed and Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Approach (Behavioral Health CME)
May 2019
The ED is a critical intervention point for patients in mental health crisis. Emerging evidence shows it is possible and feasible to screen all ED patients for depression and suicidal ideation. Novel tools and strategies can help reduce the risk of suicide. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Behavioral Health CME credits. CME expires on 05/01/2022.
Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME and Infectious Disease CME)
Apr 2019
Distinguishing bacterial pneumonia from viral pneumonia is critical to providing effective treatment but remains a significant challenge. This issue provides guidance for the management of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia as well as associated complications including pleural effusion/empyema. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME and 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 04/01/2022.
Emergency Department Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Pharmacology CME and Infectious Disease CME)
Apr 20198,596 views
Sexually transmitted diseases are a significant and growing public health threat that can cause lasting danger to the health of men, women, and unborn babies. Swift diagnosis and effective treatment strategies can lessen the public health consequences. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME and 4 Infectious Disease CME credits. CME expires on 04/01/2022.
Pediatric Hypertension and Hypertensive Emergencies: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Mar 2019
Although pediatric hypertension is increasing in incidence, it often goes unrecognized in asymptomatic patients. This issue provides recommendations to ensure that asymptomatic patients with hypertension receive appropriate testing and referrals and that patients with a true hypertensive emergency are managed appropriately. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME credit. CME expires on 03/01/2022.
Blunt Cardiac Injury: Emergency Department Diagnosis and Management (Trauma CME)
Mar 20199,853 views
The spectrum of blunt cardiac injury can range from minor soreness to dysrhythmia, free wall rupture, hemorrhage, and sudden death. This issue reviews the latest evidence on the swift diagnosis of cardiac injury and best strategies for 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. CME expires on 03/01/2022.
Identification and Management of Adolescent Gynecologic Emergencies in the Emergency Department
Feb 2019
This issue provides recommendations for the evaluation and management of common as well as life-threatening obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. Psychosocial and confidentiality issues pertaining to adolescent sexual health services are also discussed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Infectious Disease, 0.5 Pharmacology, and 0.25 Sexual Assault CME credits. CME expires on 02/01/2022.
Evaluation and Management of Life-Threatening Headaches in the Emergency Department (Stroke CME and Pharmacology CME)
Feb 201915,428 views
Life-threatening secondary headache can be due to vascular disorders or trauma, and can present with sudden, severe onset. This issue presents the red flag signs for the most dangerous causes, with recommendations on swift imaging and treatment. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Stroke CME and 1 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 02/01/2022
Management of Pediatric Hypothermia and Peripheral Cold Injuries in the Emergency Department
Jan 2019
Appropriate management of cold injuries depends on their severity. This issue offers guidance for determining the severity of cold injuries and provides recommendations for the management of pediatric patients with hypothermia, frostbite, and frostnip. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 01/01/2022.
First Trimester Pregnancy Emergencies: Recognition and Management
Jan 201911,791 views
Common first-trimester ED presentations include miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, nausea and vomiting, urinary tract infections, and potential appendicitis. This issue reviews the evidence on these common conditions to ensure swift and safe management. 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 01/01/2022.
Bioterrorism Attacks Involving Pediatric Patients: Preparedness and Early Recognition Are Critical (Pharmacology CME)
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 and 1.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 12/1/2021
Influenza: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Dec 201811,155 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 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 12/1/2021
Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis: An Update on Early Identification and Management (Pharmacology CME)
Nov 20189,834 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 and 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 11/1/2021
Electrical Injuries in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Review (Trauma CME)
Nov 201810,856 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 2018
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 (Pharmacology CME)
Oct 201826,284 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™. Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 2 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 10/1/2021
Tick-Borne Illnesses: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)
Sep 20188,075 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 and 1.5 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 9/1/2021
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