Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

For 30 years, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine has provided emergency physicians with cutting-edge, evidence-based content developed for your practice needs. With authors and an expert editorial board comprised of practicing emergency physicians, Critical Decisions covers a broad range of clinical expertise with the goals of improving patient outcomes, enhancing efficiency, and elevating quality of care.

The monthly lessons, provided in print, online, and on the App Store, cover emergency medicine the way you actually practice it — real cases, challenges, and practical solutions that can be used in everyday practice. Learn from the timely topics, clinical vignettes, quick-reference tables and figures with recommendations, treatment suggestions, risk management and patient safety tips, bonus features covering ECGs, imaging, and commonly used medications as well as summarized key points that allow for easy digestion of critical information. Each lesson offers a pretest and the opportunity to assess what you learned in the post-test.
 
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Make Critical Decisions the cornerstone of your lifelong learning plan! February and March Lessons:

February  2015 - Noninvasive Ventilation  / Differentiation, Evaluation, and Management of Ataxia in Adults and Children  

March 2015 -       Hand Injuries  / Undifferentiated Shock 

  




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 February 2015 Issue:

Lesson 3    Differentiation, Evaluation, and Management of Ataxia in Adults and Children

Ataxia is an infrequent but challenging chief complaint for emergency physicians. Appropriate physical examination maneuvers and diagnostic testing are imperative since some causes of ataxia are potentially devastating if undiagnosed, and some treatments are time-sensitive.

Lesson 4    Noninvasive Ventilation

Of all the skills required of an emergency physician, those involving airway and ventilator management arguably are the most important. Patients with acute respiratory failure who do not require immediate invasive airway management with endotracheal intubation can benefit from noninvasive means of ventilation, which can reverse acute respiratory failure, prevent the need for endotracheal intubation, or even serve as a bridge to intubation for the hypoxic patient.

 
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