Date of Original Release:
December 1, 2022. Date of most recent review: November 10, 2022. Termination date: December 1, 2025.
EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits and 2 Pharmacology CME credits, subject to your state and institutional requirements.
ACEP Accreditation: Emergency Medicine Practice
is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 48 hours of ACEP Category I credit per annual subscription.
The AAFP has reviewed Emergency Medicine Practice
, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 07/01/2022 to 06/30/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This session, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Department, is approved for 4.0 enduring material AAFP Prescribed credits.
AOA Accreditation: Emergency Medicine Practice
is eligible for 4 Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours per issue by the American Osteopathic Association.
The need for this educational activity was determined by a practice gap analysis; a survey of medical staff, including the editorial board of this publication; review of morbidity and mortality data from the CDC, AHA, NCHS, and ACEP; and evaluation responses from prior educational activities for emergency physicians.
This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
Upon completion of this article, you should be able to: (1) identify areas in practice that require modification to be consistent with current evidence in order to improve competence and performance; (2) develop strategies to accurately diagnose and treat both common and critical ED presentations; and (3) demonstrate informed medical decision-making based on the strongest clinical evidence.
Upon completion of this article, you should be able to: (1) list the diagnostic criteria for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); (2) discuss the limitations and pitfalls associated with the use of imaging and testing for PID; (3) explain the empiric treatment options for PID; and (4) describe the emerging pathogens, antibiotic resistance patterns, and the effects on treatment of PID.
Discussion of Investigational Information:
As part of the activity, faculty may be presenting investigational information about pharmaceutical products that is outside Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. Information presented as part of this activity is intended solely as continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of any pharmaceutical product.
It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. All individuals in a position to control content have disclosed all financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. EB Medicine has assessed all relationships with ineligible companies disclosed, identified those financial relationships deemed relevant, and appropriately mitigated all relevant financial relationships based on each individual’s role(s). Please find disclosure information for this activity below:
Daniel Egan, MD (Course Director): Nothing to Disclose
Andy Jagoda, MD (Editor-in-Chief):
Abbott Laboratories (Consultant/Advisor)
Kaushal Shah, MD (Associate Editor-in-Chief): Nothing to Disclose
Taku Taira, MD, EdD (Author): Nothing to Disclose
Nolan Broussard, MD, MPH (Author): Nothing to Disclose
Charles W. Bugg, MD, PhD (Author): Nothing to Disclose
Jennifer Beck-Esmay, MD (Peer Reviewer): Nothing to Disclose
Camiron Pfennig, MD, MHPE (Peer Reviewer): Nothing to Disclose
Aimee Mishler, PharmD (Pharmacology Editor): Nothing to Disclose
Joseph Toscano, MD (Research Editor): Nothing to Disclose
Dorothy Whisenhunt, MS (Content Editor): Nothing to Disclose
Cheryl Belton, PhD (Content Editor): Nothing to Disclose
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice
did not receive any commercial support.
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