Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine

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

January 2015  -     Dental Emergencies   /  Common Neonatal Emergencies

February  2015  -
Differentiation, Evaluation, and Management of Ataxia in Adults and Children   /   Hand Injuries
  




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 December  2014 Issue:

Lesson 23      Disaster Preparedness for the Pediatric Population                         

Most acute pediatric care in the United States takes place in community-based hospitals and emergency departments. During a disaster or other mass casualty event, both specialized children's hospitals and community hospitals may become overwhelmed quickly, unless preparations are made ahead of time to capably care for pediatric patients.

Lesson 24      Service Excellence in the Emergency Department              

Emergency Departments measure patient satisfaction as an indicator of quality of care and continuous quality improvement and as a method for physicians evaluation and reimbursement. Service excellence is associated with superior care, improved compliance with treatment and better health outcomes. This article will discuss factors affecting patient satisfaction and techniques  to enhance service excellence.

 

 

 

 

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