Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

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October 2014 - The High-Risk Lupus Patient   /   Vertigo

November 2014 - Organisms Resistant to Antibiotics: An Update   /   Is CT Angiography Ready for Your Emergency Department?

December 2014 -  Disaster Preparedness for the Pediatric Population  
    Service Excellence in the Emergency Department             



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 October  2014 Issue:

Lesson 19   The High-Risk Lupus Patient

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that has increased in incidence over the past decades. Lupus affects multiple organ systems and results in a variety of presentations in the emergency department, some of which can be deadly. Emergency physicians must be familiar with these presentations as well as diagnostic and management plans.

 

Lesson 20   Vertigo

Dizziness accounts for approximately 2.5% of all emergency department visits. Determining that the dizziness is vertigo and then further making the distinction between peripheral and central vertigo are the key challenges for emergency physicians. This lesson reviews the best available evidence for the appropriate evaluation and treatment of vertiginous patients.

 

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