Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

ACEP's Official CME Publication.





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July - October Clinical Lessons:
                     
July 2014 -  Patients with Left Ventricular Assisted Devices / Febrile Illness in Recent Travelers
August 2014 - Bedside Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Ocular Pathology / Care of Pediatric Hospice Patient
September 2014 - Acute Heart Failure/ Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
October 2014 - The High-Risk Lupus Patient / Vertigo



Every monthly issue provides the following features developed for your practice needs:
           
  • Two case-based clinical lessons focused on the information YOU need to stay current. Each issue provides you with two lessons—on topics chosen from the "EM Model"—to keep you abreast of changing technology, emerging disease trends, new pharmaceuticals, and the myriad other facets of emergency medicine practice.
  • "The LLSA Literature Review." A synopses of the articles from ABEM's yearly LLSA reading lists. Each summary features bulleted highlights of the articles to help you focus your continuous learning efforts.
  • "The Critical ECG." An ECG illustrating a challenging condition is presented along with a discussion of the subtleties of its interpretation.
  • "The Critical Image." An image (CT, radiograph, etc.) is provided along with a discussion of the visual clues leading to the correct diagnosis.
  • "The Drug Box." A concise review of indications, dosage, and contraindication for commonly used medications.
  • Online testing and the opportunity to earn 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per issue, 5 ACEP Category I credits, and 5 AOA Category 2-B credits. (That's 60 credits per 1-year subscription—at no extra charge!)
   

Inside The July 2014 Issue:

Lesson 13      Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Continuous mechanical support such as that provided by left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for advanced heart failure patients increases survival and improves quality of life. As LVADs become more common, emergency providers must become skilled in evaluating these patients, beginning necessary treatment, and arranging definitive care if appropriate.

Lesson 14      Febrile Illness in Recent Travelers

The modern ability to travel great distances over a relatively short time can expose people to uncommon sources of infections. Patients with travel-associated illnesses are often misdiagnosed because the disease is uncommon in this country, because a travel history was never elicited, or because the efficacy of chemoprophylaxis was overestimated.


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