|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 September 2014 Issue:
Lesson 17 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections—Cellulitis and Abscesses
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) present with varying degrees of severity. Potential complications arise from misdiagnosis, overtreatment, or undertreatment. This lesson reviews the appropriate evaluation of and intervention for commonly occurring SSTIs and recommendations on treatment, disposition, and prevention of recurrent SSTIs.
Lesson 18 Treatment of Acute Heart Failure
Of the one million heart failure patients admitted to hospitals annually, 80% initially present to an emergency department. Emergency physicians have a critical role in diagnosis, risk stratification, immediate treatment, prognosis, and downstream outcomes for these patients, necessitating an understanding of the latest research and consensus opinion for optimal management.