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Managing Postpartum Complications in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

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Episode 67

Date: 03/01/2021 | Length: 1:01:41


Show Notes

  • Why is this an important topic in EM? 
  • Hemorrhage etiologies and definition
  • Headache etiologies, both common and the more dangerous (ICH)
  • Fever and infection
    • Mastitis
    • Endometritis
  • Preeclampsia/eclampsia
    • Definition, diagnosis, risk factors (Table 1)
  • HELLP syndrome
    • Definition, diagnosis (Table 2)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
    • Time of onset, how to make the diagnosis, risks (Table 3)
  • Prehospital care
    • IV fluids
    • TXA
    • AMS evaluation
    • Chest pain
    • Fever/hypotension 
  • ED evaluation
    • History (what kind of things should we remember to ask?) 
    • Physical exam (what should we be paying attention to?) 
  • Diagnostic studies
    • Hemorrhage (exam, vitals, labs, US)
    • Headache (labs, imaging – what type?)
    • Fever and infection (labs, imaging – US or CT, antibiotics)
    • Cardiopulmonary complaints (labs, imaging, ECG)
  • Treatment
    • Hemorrhage 
    • Headache (CVT)
    • Infection (mastitis, endometritis, wound Infection)
    • Preeclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP, seizures
    • Cardiomyopathy
  • What about breastfeeding mothers? 
  • Controversies and cutting edge
    • Endovascular therapy
    • Thromboelastography

Meet the Host

Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the March 2022 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice: Managing Postpartum Complications in the Emergency Department

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Publication Information

Nicole Yuzuk, DO; Joseph Bove, DO; Riddhi Desai, DO

Peer Reviewed By

Jennifer Beck-Esmay, MD, FACEP; Elizabeth Leenellett, MD, FACEP

Publication Date

March 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

March 1, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME credits

Pub Med ID: 35195979

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