Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 58 (ER58) Topics Include:  Trauma Update, Opioid Crisis, Process of EMCO, Appropriate Use of a Dedicated Critical Care Unit, Effects of Medical Myths, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Trauma Update 2016

List the adverse effects of fluid resuscitation; Recognize the benefits of controlled resuscitation; Select appropriate patients to receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter; Manage patients with an IVC filter; Consider strategies to increase communication among patient care teams.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Medical-Legal Workshop

Reduce the risk of malpractice litigation by judicious and appropriate use of diagnostic testing; Recognize and prevent mistakes that can compromise patient confidentiality; Adhere to rules that protect the anonymity of patients; Anticipate and appropriately respond to tactics designed to confuse or demoralize physician defendants; Maintain appropriate appearance and demeanor during deposition and/or trial.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Pearls in Patient Care

Incorporate additional learning into the formulation of diagnoses and treatment plans; Seek feedback about diagnoses made; List the most common in-flight medical emergencies; Aid airline personnel in deciding whether diversion of the aircraft is necessary during an in-flight medical emergency; Recognize physician liability and obligation to render aid during an in-flight medical emergency.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Myths in Medicine/Urine Drug Screen

Recognize the potential effects of medical myths on patient care and health outcomes; Assess the safety of droperidol; Weigh the risks and benefits of use of ondansetron during pregnancy; List drugs that are commonly included in a urine drug screen; Determine whether urine drug screening is indicated for a particular patient presenting to the emergency department.

Evidence-Based Trauma Management

Evaluate the risks and benefits of using ketamine-propofol vs propofol alone for procedural sedation; Describe the potential benefits of apneic oxygenation, direct laryngoscopy, and video laryngoscopy for intubation; Identify the appropriate use of antibiotics in hand lacerations; Demonstrate techniques for using epinephrine in
digital blocks; Examine patients at risk for occult pneumothorax.

The Opioid Crisis in America

Recognize the physician's role in managing the current opioid crisis; Discourage stigmatization of patients who become addicted to opioids; Consider the perspectives of government, third-party payers, and policy makers with regard to prescription of opioids; Advocate for changes in policy aimed at improving the monitoring and treatment of opioid addiction; Eliminate prescribing practices that perpetuate opioid addiction.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Neonatal Emergencies

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Breathing and Oxygenation in Pediatric Patients

Identify the anatomic differences from adults that predispose children to breathing difficulties; Compare the respiratory findings that indicate bronchiolitis, asthma, heart failure, foreign body, and croup; Formulate a treatment plan for pediatric asthma; Describe the process of ECMO; Contrast the indications for venovenous vs venoarterial ECMO.

Improving Health Outcomes

Recognize the potential societal impact of improving care for patients with prediabetes and hypertension; Identify the challenges presented to physicians by the use of electronic health records (EHRs); Comply with requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); Provide useful input into the design of EHRs; Discuss the creation and goals of the AMA's consortium for accelerating change in medical education.

QUALIFIES FOR CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

Clinical Decision Rules/HEART Score

Determine the best clinical decision rule for the medical scenario at hand (eg, ankle fracture, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, subarachnoid hemorrhage); Limit testing (eg, computed tomography) to situations in which it is indicated by the appropriate clinical decision rule; Counsel patients about their risk for various outcomes based on their presentation and test results; Determine a patient's risk for major adverse cardiovascular outcomes within 6 wk based on the HEART score; Compare the assessment goal of the HEART score with the goals of established cardiovascular risk scores.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Trauma Update 2016

List the adverse effects of fluid resuscitation; Recognize the benefits of controlled resuscitation; Select appropriate patients to receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter; Manage patients with an IVC filter; Consider strategies to increase communication among patient care teams.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Pearls in Patient Care

Incorporate additional learning into the formulation of diagnoses and treatment plans; Seek feedback about diagnoses made; List the most common in-flight medical emergencies; Aid airline personnel in deciding whether diversion of the aircraft is necessary during an in-flight medical emergency; Recognize physician liability and obligation to render aid during an in-flight medical emergency.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Myths in Medicine/Urine Drug Screen

Recognize the potential effects of medical myths on patient care and health outcomes; Assess the safety of droperidol; Weigh the risks and benefits of use of ondansetron during pregnancy; List drugs that are commonly included in a urine drug screen; Determine whether urine drug screening is indicated for a particular patient presenting to the emergency department.

The Opioid Crisis in America

Recognize the physician's role in managing the current opioid crisis; Discourage stigmatization of patients who become addicted to opioids; Consider the perspectives of government, third-party payers, and policy makers with regard to prescription of opioids; Advocate for changes in policy aimed at improving the monitoring and treatment of opioid addiction; Eliminate prescribing practices that perpetuate opioid addiction.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Improving Health Outcomes

Recognize the potential societal impact of improving care for patients with prediabetes and hypertension; Identify the challenges presented to physicians by the use of electronic health records (EHRs); Comply with requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); Provide useful input into the design of EHRs; Discuss the creation and goals of the AMA's consortium for accelerating change in medical education.

QUALIFIES FOR CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

Medical-Legal Workshop

Reduce the risk of malpractice litigation by judicious and appropriate use of diagnostic testing; Recognize and prevent mistakes that can compromise patient confidentiality; Adhere to rules that protect the anonymity of patients; Anticipate and appropriately respond to tactics designed to confuse or demoralize physician defendants; Maintain appropriate appearance and demeanor during deposition and/or trial.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Evidence-Based Trauma Management

Evaluate the risks and benefits of using ketamine-propofol vs propofol alone for procedural sedation; Describe the potential benefits of apneic oxygenation, direct laryngoscopy, and video laryngoscopy for intubation; Identify the appropriate use of antibiotics in hand lacerations; Demonstrate techniques for using epinephrine in
digital blocks; Examine patients at risk for occult pneumothorax.

Neonatal Emergencies

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Breathing and Oxygenation in Pediatric Patients

Identify the anatomic differences from adults that predispose children to breathing difficulties; Compare the respiratory findings that indicate bronchiolitis, asthma, heart failure, foreign body, and croup; Formulate a treatment plan for pediatric asthma; Describe the process of ECMO; Contrast the indications for venovenous vs venoarterial ECMO.

Clinical Decision Rules/HEART Score

Determine the best clinical decision rule for the medical scenario at hand (eg, ankle fracture, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, subarachnoid hemorrhage); Limit testing (eg, computed tomography) to situations in which it is indicated by the appropriate clinical decision rule; Counsel patients about their risk for various outcomes based on their presentation and test results; Determine a patient's risk for major adverse cardiovascular outcomes within 6 wk based on the HEART score; Compare the assessment goal of the HEART score with the goals of established cardiovascular risk scores.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obesity and Infectious Disease.

If you have taken the current Emergency Medicine CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Emergency Medicine plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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