Date of Original Release: April 15, 2022. Date of most recent review: April 1, 2022. Termination date: April 15, 2025.
Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Specialty CME: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma credits, subject to your state and institutional requirements.
AOA Accreditation: Emergency Medicine Practice: Trauma EXTRA is eligible for 4 Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours per issue by the American Osteopathic Association.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by 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; thorough review of current literature on the topic and practice gap assessment; and evaluation of prior activities for emergency physicians.
Target Audience: This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
Goals: Upon completion of this activity, 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.
CME Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) assess for traumatic pneumothorax with a systematic approach based on symptoms and diagnostic studies; (2) utilize chest x-ray, CT, and eFAST as indicated to identify signs of pneumothorax; and (3) determine appropriate management of pneumothorax based on the clinical presentation, including needle decompression, tube thoracostomy, pigtail catheter, or observation.
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.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a CME activity are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships and to assist in mitigating the relationships. In compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements and policies, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The information received is as follows: Dr. Kaushal Shah, Jacqueline Tran, and Lee Schmidt, authors of this CME activity, report no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Eric Legome, guest editor-in-chief, reports no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Kamal Gursahani and Dr. Karan P. Singh, peer reviewers of this activity, report no relevant financial relationships.
Commercial Support: This supplement to Emergency Medicine Practice did not receive any commercial support.
Earning Credit: Read the PDF and complete the CME test online.
Hardware/Software Requirements: You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the online archived article and CME test.
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