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 60 (ER60) Topics Include:  Overdose Antidotes, Cricothyroidotomy, Immunizations for Travel, Treatment Options for Herpes Virus, Abuse of Opioids, and more.

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

Full Course:
ER60
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
ER60A, ER60B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Overdoses

Treat patients who have taken an overdose of over-the-counter pain medication; Identify the antidotes for various substances commonly seen in overdose situations; List the substances for which intravenous lipid therapy is used; Determine when hemodialysis is an appropriate treatment for overdose; Effectively care for children poisoned with
clonidine tablets or patches.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES and QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Update in Airway Management

Identify indications for intubation; Implement preoxygenation and passive oxygenation; Choose optimal techniques for cricothyroidotomy; Use noninvasive ventilation (positive airway pressure) as a bridge to intubation; Prepare checklists of items and tasks necessary for intubation and postintubation care.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

UTIs in Children/Informal ID Consultation

Quantify risk for pyelonephritis in a child with febrile urinary tract infection; Use appropriate testing in children with febrile urinary tract infection; Choose the appropriate antibiotic for various types of urinary tract infections and bacteriuria; Determine whether removal of an infected catheter is indicated; Identify the clinical significance of an indeterminate result on an interferon gamma-release assay.

Trauma Management

Identify persistent complications of pediatric trauma; Define posttraumatic stress disorder and describe situations that place individuals at risk; Discuss grief and traumatic situations with children in an age-appropriate manner; List the potential uses of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA); Determine when partial REBOA may be more appropriate than complete occlusion.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Pulmonary Infections

Select effective diagnostic testing to distinguish between viral and bacterial respiratory infections; Choose appropriate treatment for viral respiratory infections; Evaluate, treat, and identify complications of influenza; Identify children at high risk for severe bronchiolitis; Determine whether chest radiography is necessary for children with respiratory symptoms.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel-Related Infections/Sinusitis

Counsel patients planning travel about routine, recommended, and required immunizations; Recognize symptoms associated with infections endemic to various regions of the world; Educate patients about appropriate prophylaxis for and treatment of traveler's diarrhea; Identify risk factors that contribute to the development of acute rhinosinusitis; Follow guidelines for treatment of acute rhinosinusitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Highlights from the 35th Annual Emergencies in Medicine Conference, presented by Emergencies in Medicine

List strategies for decreasing wait time for treatment in the emergency department; Use appropriate blood pressure goals in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage; Identify the preferred treatment options for patients with renal colic, asthma, and spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage; Choose the best options for wound care in the emergency department; Critically evaluate the evidence for using epinephrine during cardiac arrest and cricoid pressure during intubation.

Herpes/Seizures

Recognize the key clinical features of herpes virus infections in the inpatient and outpatient setting; Develop a framework for diagnosis and management of the common herpes virus infections; Choose appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment options for herpes virus, varicella zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus infections; Identify the most likely cause of nonconvulsant status epilepticus; Choose appropriate termination medications for status epilepticus.

Pulmonary Disorders

Recognize the symptoms of acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus); Improve oxygenation in a patient with acute severe asthma through the use of bronchodilators and epinephrine; Take steps to reduce inflammation in a patient with acute severe asthma; Describe the relationship between occupational exposure to vapors, gas, dust, and fumes and risk for COPD; Stratify the risk for COPD by smoking status and occupational exposure.

Pain Management 2018

List factors that contributed to the current opioid crisis; Provide adequate management of pain while minimizing potential for addiction to or abuse of opioids; Choose appropriate formulations of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to safely achieve pain relief in elderly patients; Recognize the importance of nonpharmacologic treatment of pain in the elderly; Consider use of femoral nerve blocks in patients who have sustained hip fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Overdoses

Treat patients who have taken an overdose of over-the-counter pain medication; Identify the antidotes for various substances commonly seen in overdose situations; List the substances for which intravenous lipid therapy is used; Determine when hemodialysis is an appropriate treatment for overdose; Effectively care for children poisoned with
clonidine tablets or patches.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES and QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Update in Airway Management

Identify indications for intubation; Implement preoxygenation and passive oxygenation; Choose optimal techniques for cricothyroidotomy; Use noninvasive ventilation (positive airway pressure) as a bridge to intubation; Prepare checklists of items and tasks necessary for intubation and postintubation care.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Management

Identify persistent complications of pediatric trauma; Define posttraumatic stress disorder and describe situations that place individuals at risk; Discuss grief and traumatic situations with children in an age-appropriate manner; List the potential uses of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA); Determine when partial REBOA may be more appropriate than complete occlusion.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Highlights from the 35th Annual Emergencies in Medicine Conference, presented by Emergencies in Medicine

List strategies for decreasing wait time for treatment in the emergency department; Use appropriate blood pressure goals in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage; Identify the preferred treatment options for patients with renal colic, asthma, and spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage; Choose the best options for wound care in the emergency department; Critically evaluate the evidence for using epinephrine during cardiac arrest and cricoid pressure during intubation.

Pulmonary Disorders

Recognize the symptoms of acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus); Improve oxygenation in a patient with acute severe asthma through the use of bronchodilators and epinephrine; Take steps to reduce inflammation in a patient with acute severe asthma; Describe the relationship between occupational exposure to vapors, gas, dust, and fumes and risk for COPD; Stratify the risk for COPD by smoking status and occupational exposure.

UTIs in Children/Informal ID Consultation

Quantify risk for pyelonephritis in a child with febrile urinary tract infection; Use appropriate testing in children with febrile urinary tract infection; Choose the appropriate antibiotic for various types of urinary tract infections and bacteriuria; Determine whether removal of an infected catheter is indicated; Identify the clinical significance of an indeterminate result on an interferon gamma-release assay.

Pulmonary Infections

Select effective diagnostic testing to distinguish between viral and bacterial respiratory infections; Choose appropriate treatment for viral respiratory infections; Evaluate, treat, and identify complications of influenza; Identify children at high risk for severe bronchiolitis; Determine whether chest radiography is necessary for children with respiratory symptoms.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Travel-Related Infections/Sinusitis

Counsel patients planning travel about routine, recommended, and required immunizations; Recognize symptoms associated with infections endemic to various regions of the world; Educate patients about appropriate prophylaxis for and treatment of traveler's diarrhea; Identify risk factors that contribute to the development of acute rhinosinusitis; Follow guidelines for treatment of acute rhinosinusitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Herpes/Seizures

Recognize the key clinical features of herpes virus infections in the inpatient and outpatient setting; Develop a framework for diagnosis and management of the common herpes virus infections; Choose appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment options for herpes virus, varicella zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus infections; Identify the most likely cause of nonconvulsant status epilepticus; Choose appropriate termination medications for status epilepticus.

Pain Management 2018

List factors that contributed to the current opioid crisis; Provide adequate management of pain while minimizing potential for addiction to or abuse of opioids; Choose appropriate formulations of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to safely achieve pain relief in elderly patients; Recognize the importance of nonpharmacologic treatment of pain in the elderly; Consider use of femoral nerve blocks in patients who have sustained hip fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN 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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