Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

For 30 years, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine has provided emergency physicians with 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! Lessons:


APRIL:      
Websites and Apps for Emergency Physicians  / Acute Headache and Suspected Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 

MAY:          Blast Injury   /  Pediatric Mass Casualty Events: Toxic Exposures

JUNE:       Traumatic Pulmonary Arrest  /  Breast Cancer Complications 

JULY:       Child Abuse Considerations in the ED   /   Endocarditis – the Great Masquerader

AUGUST: Imaging in Pediatric Abdominal Pain  /  Procedural Sedation and Anesthesia in the ED   

 




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 2015 Issue:

Lesson 7:  Websites and Apps for Emergency Physicians

The explosion of information in emergency medicine over the past decade is exciting and practice changing. Web- and smartphone-based applications provide immediate access to these medical resources, particularly through the FOAMed movement and other evidence-based websites. This lesson will highlight the myriad of electronic resources available to emergency medicine clinicians to promote lifelong learning and knowledge translation.

 

Lesson 8:  Acute Headache and Suspected Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Among patients presenting to the emergency department with acute headache, subarachnoid hemorrhage represents a rare but potentially devastating diagnosis. Emergency physicians must be adept at utilizing diagnostic testing in the most judicious way possible to differentiate patients who require further workup from those whose headaches have more benign etiologies.

 
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The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Back issues of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine for iPad® are also available on the App Store.
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