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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation & Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the ED
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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism
This learning activity, based on ACEP’s carefully researched clinical policy, will guide you through the essentials of establishing pretest probability for pulmonary embolism, elucidate the appropriate application of the PERC rule and of emergency physicians’ gestalt estimation of pretest probability, discuss how D-dimer and pulmonary CT angiography contribute to the diagnosis, and, finally, discuss the controversy surrounding the use of thrombolytic therapy for patients with pulmonary embolism.
Earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM—free to ACEP members.
- Discuss risk stratification strategies to improve patient selection for diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary embolism (PE).
- Explain appropriate use of the PERC rule in the evaluation of patients with suspected PE.
- Describe the appropriate use of D-dimer assays for the exclusion of PE.
- Discuss appropriate CT pulmonary angiogram use in the evaluation for PE.
- Describe an evidence-based approach to the treatment of patients with PE.
When you purchase or use any ACEP eCME activity, you agree to abide by the ACEP eCME Terms of Service.
The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3 hours of ACEP Category I credit.