The 2021 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide
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The 2021 Lifelong Learning And Self-Assessment Study Guide - LLSA

About this Review

The 2021 LLSA Study Guide includes all of the resources you need to prep for the ABEM LLSA exam: a full reprint of every article on the 2020 LLSA reading list; a review of each article, with key points identified for efficient exam prep.

Features of the LLSA Study Guide

Key Points Highlighted in the Original Article Text

  • Find pertinent information quickly to facilitate review of the information
  • Supplement and support the key points noted in the review text

Bookmarks in the PDF

  • Quickly locate the review or article that you want to study
  • Navigate the PDF file with one easy click
  • Mark pages for your own use and come back to them later

ABEM Quick Quiz

  • Utilize these fill-in-the-blank questions at the beginning of each review to test your knowledge and improve material recall as you read the reviews
  • Check the answers provided at the end of each review to aid in retention
  • Quiz questions emphasize key points as determined by ABEM

Key Points Pack

  • This collection of the key points for each article will provide you with easy access to the "must-know" information
  • Download the PDF and print for quick review without having to navigate through the full study guide each time

Full article reprints

  • Reprints of the articles as chosen by ABEM
  • Key points highlighted within the original articles for quick review

Study Questions

  • Sample questions to help you quiz yourself on your knowledge of the material
  • Answers and explanations to the sample questions that drive home the main points

Article Critiques

  • A summary of the article with critical discussion and critique of the article
  • Additional information and resources not provided in the original articles that can be applied to practice
  • Links to additional reading

Continuing Education Credits

  • 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • 35 ACEP Category I credits

Review Modules

Faculty

Shannon Burke, MD
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Angela Hua, MD
Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY; Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Avital N. Porat, MD
Medical Director, Quality & Safety, Hartford Region, Attending Physician, Hartford Hospital; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Ajay K. Puri, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwell Health at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
David Romanelli, DO
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwell Health at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Benjamin Schnapp, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Megan E. Smith, MD, MS
University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Hartford, CT

Information on the ABEM LLSA examination

  • The LLSA examination is one of the 3 components required for maintenance of certification (MOC) with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
  • The primary goal of the LLSA examination is to promote continuous learning by diplomates.
  • ABEM facilitates this learning by identifying an annual set of LLSA readings to guide diplomates in self-study of recent EM literature. Readings are intended to address issues relevant to current clinical practice.
  • This study guide is created each year for emergency medicine physicians preparing for the ABEM examination required for maintenance of their certification.

CME Information

  • 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or 35 ACEP Category I Credits included at no extra charge with your LLSA Study Guide
  • Included as part of the 35 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 3 domestic violence credits, 3 addiction disorders/controlled substances credits, 3 risk management credits, 3 stroke credits, and 3 pharmacology credits.

Table of Contents

Review 1:Diagnostic accuracy of a new high-sensitivity troponin I assay and five accelerated diagnostic pathways for ruling out acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Table
  9. Original Article
Review 2:Tracheostomy emergencies
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
    1. Emergent Tracheostomy Complications
      1. Tracheostomy Decannulation
      2. Tracheostomy Obstruction
      3. Tracheostomy Bleeding
    2. Urgent Tracheostomy Complications
      1. Tracheoesophageal Fistula
      2. Tracheal Stenosis
      3. Infection
      4. Cutaneous Fistulas
  5. Critique
  6. References
  7. Editor’s Note
  8. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  9. Key Points
  10. Original Article
Review 3:Bag-mask ventilation during tracheal intubation of critically ill adults
  1. Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Original Article
Review 4: Improving management of severe asthma: BiPAP and beyond
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Original Article
Review 5: Intramuscular midazolam, olanzapine, ziprasidone, or haloperidol for treating acute agitation in the emergency department
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. References
  7. Editor’s Note
  8. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  9. Key Points
  10. Original Article
Review 6: Topical tranexamic acid compared with anterior nasal packing for treatment of epistaxis in patients taking antiplatelet drugs: randomized controlled trial
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. References
  7. Editor’s Note
  8. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  9. Key Points
  10. Original Article
Review 7: Diverticulitis
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. References
  7. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  8. Key Points
  9. Original Article
Review 8: Managing patients with transient ischemic attack
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Original Article
Review 9: Managing peripheral facial palsy
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Original Article
Review 10: Malpractice in emergency medicine - a review of risk and mitigation practices for the emergency medicine provider
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. References
  9. Original Article
Review 11: Identification, management, and transition of care for patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. Editor’s Note
  7. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  8. Key Points
  9. Original Article
Review 12: Intimate partner violence
  1. Article Citation
  2. Synopsis
  3. ABEM Quick Quiz
  4. Discussion
  5. Critique
  6. ABEM Quick Quiz Answers
  7. Key Points
  8. Original Article
 

 

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