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Pediatric Emergency Transport: Communication and Coordination Are Key to Improving Outcomes
Apr 2018
Whether you are at the referring facility, the accepting facility, or part of the transport team, communication and coordination during emergency transport are essential to ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients. This issue discusses the process of interfacility transfer, the role of the emergency clinicians involved with the transfer, and commonly used diagnostic studies and treatments needed during interfacility transfers of pediatric patients. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires 04/01/2021.
Jaundice in the Emergency Department: Meeting the Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment
Apr 2018
This issue reviews the critical steps that should be taken to manage a patient who presents with jaundice, including the history and physical examination, necessary laboratory testing, imaging, and treatment. Management of neonates, pregnant patients, and transplant patients are also reviewed. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 04/01/2021.
Corticosteroid Use in Management of Pediatric Emergency Conditions
Mar 2018
Although corticosteroids have been used for over half a century, their use for management of many pediatric conditions is controversial. This issue reviews the evidence-based role of corticosteroid use for management of acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. 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 03/01/2021.
Emergency Department Management of Smoke Inhalation Injury in Adults (Trauma CME)
Mar 2018
This issue reviews the diagnosis and management of airway compromise that can result from fire, smoke, and heat injury, as well as carbon monoxide and cyanide toxicity. Although a standardized diagnostic protocol is lacking, the evidence on best-practice diagnostic tools, airway management, and medical adjuncts are presented. 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 03/01/2021.
Emergency Trauma Care: Current Topics And Controversies, Volume III (Trauma CME)
Mar 2018
This trauma CME resource, delivered in print, online digital, and video formats, presents current guidelines and best practices for treatment of trauma patients. It includes 18 trauma-specific AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. Included as part of the 18 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 18 trauma credits, 4.5 Pharmacology credits, and 3.5 Pain Management credits. This activity is approved for 18 ANCC Contact Hours and 4.6 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses. CME expires 03/01/21.
Acute Gastroenteritis: Evidence-Based Management of Pediatric Patients
Feb 2018
This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia.
Emergency Department Management of Patients With Thermal Burns (Trauma CME)
Feb 2018
Optimal management of a burn patient begins with accurately classifying and measuring the extent of the burns. Every treatment decision that follows - from IV fluid management, wound care, escharotomy, and criteria for referral - depends on it. This issue reviews the best evidence on managing patients with burns, from prehospital management to disposition. This issue includes 4 Trauma CME Credits. CME expires 02/01/2021.
Best Practices in Managing Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Emergencies
Jan 2018
This issue reviews medical pathologies and underlying causes that can result in psychiatric presentations and summarizes evidence-based practices to evaluate, manage, and refer patients with behavioral health emergencies. Includes 4 Behavioral Health CME credits. CME expires 01/01/2020.
Managing Patients With Oncologic Complications in the Emergency Department
Jan 2018
This issue reviews 3 of the more common presentations of oncology patients to the emergency department: metastatic spinal cord compression, tumor lysis syndrome, and febrile neutropenia.
Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Associated Complications
Dec 2017
This issue reviews the signs and symptoms of GAS pharyngitis, as well as associated complications, and provides recommendations for appropriate treatment that focuses on reducing the severity and duration of symptoms, reducing the incidence of nonsuppurative complications, and reducing transmission.
Module 17.6: Identifying Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain Who Are at Low Risk for Acute Coronary Syndromes
Dec 2017
This systematic review addresses the fundamentals of the emergency department evaluation of patients determined to be at low risk for acute coronary syndromes or adverse outcomes.
Managing Dislocations of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Dec 2017
This review presents an algorithmic approach to management that ensures that pain relief, imaging, reduction, vascular monitoring, and emergent orthopedic consultation are carried out in a timely fashion.
High-Risk Emergencies: Greatest Hits & Misses
Dec 2017
This multimedia CME program focuses on 6 of the highest-risk presentations and complaints you face in the ED: traumatic brain injury, aortic dissection, appendicitis, TIA and stroke, spinal epidural abscess, and testicular torsion. CME Included: 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Included as part of the 27 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 3 Risk Management 3 credits, 4.5 Trauma credits, 4 Stroke credits, 2.5 Pharmacology credits, 1 Pain Management credit, and 4 Neurology credits. CME Expires: 2/28/2019
Acute Traumatic Pain Management in the Emergency Department (Pain Management CME)(Trauma CME)
Dec 2017
This evidence-based review summarizes the pathophysiology, historical factors, diagnostic strategies, and demographics that influence the experience of pain and provides recommendations for a variety of treatment options. Includes 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Included as part of the 4.5 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4.5 Pain Management CME credits and 4.5 Trauma CME credits. CME expires 12/1/2020
Management of Airway Obstruction and Stridor in Pediatric Patients
Nov 2017
This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department.
Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Flares in the Emergency Department
Nov 2017
This issue reviews the literature on management of IBD flares in the emergency department, including laboratory testing, imaging, and identification of surgical emergencies, emphasizing the importance of coordination of care with specialists on treatment plans and offering patients resources for ongoing support.
Pediatric Wound Care and Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Oct 2017
This issue reviews evidence-based recommendations for wound care and management, including wound cleansing and irrigation, anxiolysis/sedation techniques, closure methods, and post-repair wound care.
Module 17.5: mHealth in Emergency Medicine
Oct 2017
This issue informs emergency clinicians about medical apps that can be utilized to improve patient care during a shift.
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oct 2017
This issue presents strategies and algorithms for the early use of evidence-based interventions, including appropriate use of antibiotics, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids, along with noninvasive ventilation with capnography, to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with this disease.
Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries: Evidence-Based Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Sep 2017
This issue reviews the etiology and pathophysiology of child-specific fractures, as well as common injuries of the upper and lower extremities. Evidence-based recommendations for management of pediatric fractures, including appropriate diagnostic studies and treatment, are also discussed.
Recognizing and Managing Adrenal Disorders in the Emergency Department
Sep 2017
This issue provides recommendations on effective management of patients presenting with adrenal insufficiency, with particular attention to the management of critically ill and septic patients, pregnant patients, and children.
Pediatric Heat-Related Illness: Recommendations for Prevention and Management
Aug 2017
This issue presents evidence-based recommendations and best practices in heat-illness resuscitation, including managing children who are obese, have special needs or take medications, and advocacy for prevention strategies.
Emergency Management of Renal and Genitourinary Trauma: Best Practices Update (Trauma CME)
Aug 2017
This review provides a best-practice approach to the diagnosis and management of renal and genitourinary injuries, with an emphasis on the systematic approach needed to identify subtle injuries and avoid long-term urinary sequelae such as hypertension, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and nephrectomy.
Module 17.4: Drowning in Adults and Children: Emergency Department Resuscitation and Treatment (Trauma CME)
Aug 2017
This issue discusses the initial resuscitation and treatment of drowning patients in the emergency department. Primary focus is placed on the key components of pathophysiology that require immediate attention.
Nonaccidental Injury in Pediatric Patients: Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment (Trauma CME)
Jul 2017
This issue provides guidance regarding factors that contribute to abuse in children, key findings on history and physical examination that should trigger an evaluation for physical abuse, and laboratory and radiologic tests to perform when child abuse is suspected.
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