Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

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April - September Clinical Lessons:
                     
April 2014 –     Acute Renal Disease Complications/Atrial Fibrillation
May 2014 –     Ultrasound-Guided Central Lines /Evaluation and Management of Stroke Patients

June 2014 –   Reactive Airway Emergencies in Pediatric Patients /Trauma in Pregnancy

July 2014 -  Left Ventricular Assisted Devices/ 

Bedside Ocular Ultrasound

August 2014 - Acute Heart Failure / Pediatric Hospice Patients in the ED
September 2014 - Diseases in Travelers / The High-Risk Lupus Patient

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 April 2014 Issue:
                                                            

Lesson 7               Acute Renal Disease Complications

Renal disease is common, and its complications can pose a significant diagnostic challenge. Because these patients tend to present with a wide variety of symptoms, emergency physicians must have insight into renal disease and be able to identify its acute complications to execute appropriate management in the emergency department.

Lesson 8                Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) results in overall and cardiovascular mortality rates twice those seen in patients without AF. Appropriate management hinges on clinical controversies including emergency department cardioversion of hemodynamically stable patients, indications for anticoagulation in the emergency department, and exploration of which AF patients can be safely discharged from the emergency department.

 


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