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The ACEP Guide to Completing ABEM MOC PI Activities, Module 4: Imaging in Patients With Mild Traumat
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The ACEP Guide to Completing ABEM MOC PI Activities, Module 4: Imaging in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Use this module to complete your ABEM MOC PI activity “Imaging in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury,” or just as a standalone CME activity to learn new ways to reduce the risk inherent in prescribing and distributing medications to patients in the ED.
The module consists of a pretest to establish your baseline cognitive expertise, a multimedia presentation, a study guide, and a post-test.
- Describe the difference between minor head trauma and moderate and severe head trauma.
- Identify the high-risk factors associated with minor head trauma and those associated with decreased risk of intracranial injury.
- Describe the clinical guidelines and decision rules for identifying patients at low risk after minor head trauma who can safely forgo cranial CT scanning.
- Identify the elements that should be included in emergency department medical decision-making and discharge instructions.
- Describe features of charting and discharge instructions that can help limit medical malpractice exposure.
- Incorporate strategies into your own practice to avoid cranial CT scanning in patients with minor head trauma who are at low risk for intracranial injury.
- Explain the importance of selective imaging in pediatric head injuries.
- Explain the differences in cancer risk from CT scan between pediatric and adult patients.
- Discuss the components of the PECARN criteria for pediatric head injury.
- Apply the PECARN clinical decision rules to identify those with clinically significant intracranial injuries while minimizing the need for ionizing radiography, procedural sedation, and hospital admissions.
- Discuss the rationale behind observation over diagnostic ionizing radiography with parents and caregivers of children with low-risk head injury.
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The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 2.25 hours of ACEP Category I credit.