Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

                                    

Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine


ACEP’s official CME publication – and your single best resource for improving your clinical expertise!
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Be the expert you need to be at the bedside – when those “critical decisions” count the most. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine presents evidence based treatment recommendations using “real-world” cases – the kind of patient presentations you see every day. Then it asks you the questions – the critical decisions – the best next steps – for treating those patients’ illnesses and injuries.

  • Timely Topics from the "EM Model"
  • Cases – The challenges and solutions
  • The LLSA Literature Review
  • Evidence-based Treatment Recommendations
  • Risk Management Pearls and Pitfalls
  • Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Bonus Features
    • Dr. Amal Mattu's Critical ECGs
    • Dr. Josh Broder's Critical Images
    • Commonly Used Medications
    • Delivery Options
  • Self-Assessment Questions Based on the Key Teaching Points of the Lessons
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Upcoming Lessons


JULY
  • Child Abuse Considerations in the ED
  • Endocarditis – the Great Masquerader
                                   
AUGUST
  • Imaging in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
  • Procedural Sedation and Anesthesia in the ED
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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 2015 Issue:

Lesson 13: Identifying Child Abuse

Child abuse claims the lives of five children in the United States every single day; and an even greater number of victims suffer horrific nonfatal injuries, often repeatedly at the hands of the adults they most trust. Emergency physicians can avoid the catastrophic medical and legal consequences of misdiagnosing child abuse by understanding how to recognize and treat it, and knowing how to document and report cases in which it is suspected.

Lesson 14: Endocarditis — The Great Masquerader

Infective endocarditis remains a challenging diagnosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Maintaining a high index of suspicion for this disease and its potentially life-threatening complications, and understanding its risk factors, are critical components in the effective management of these patients.

 




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