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 64 (ER64) Topics Include:  Water Treatment in the Wilderness, Repair Wounds with Tissue Glue, Whole Blood Transfusion, Incorporate Mindfullness into Daily Practice, Treatment for TBI, and more.

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Course Topics

Wilderness Medicine: Part I

Determine the most appropriate areas for water collection in the backcountry; Select and utilize the best methods for water treatment in the wilderness; Discuss the pathophysiology of allergic reactions; Recognize signs and symptoms associated with anaphylaxis and prescribe appropriate medications; Review treatments for envenomation by jellyfish and Hymenoptera.

Wilderness Medicine: Part II

Provide temporary treatment for dental emergencies in the backcountry; Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with common marine envenomations; Deliver appropriate wound care and antibiotic prophylaxis for marine envenomations; Discuss ciguatera poisoning and educate patients on methods to minimize re-exposure; Review the pathophysiology and treatment associated with scombroid poisoning.

Pediatric Procedures

Use techniques that promote effective interaction with children in the ED; Repair superficial wounds with tissue glue while avoiding common pitfalls; Successfully perform lumbar punctures in children; Manage the pediatric airway using bag-valve-mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation; Select appropriate sedation for pediatric procedures.

Trauma Pitfalls

Identify abdominal wounds that require observation and surgical intervention; Diagnose diaphragmatic injury in patients with thoracoabdominal stab wounds; Triage patients with penetrating neck trauma; Evaluate the patient found down and develop a differential diagnosis; Determine whether a patient found down has alcohol intoxication alone or has ingested multiple substances.


Trauma 2019

Select individual transfusion compoents for trauma patients with massive hemorrhage; Describe the benefits of whole blood transfusion; Avoid and resolve conflict about futile care with effective communication; Discuss factors that affect the success of nonoperative management of splenic injuries; Avoid pitfalls associated with the nonoperative management of splenic injuries.


Trauma Airway/Resuscitation Techniques

Avoid common pitfalls associated with management of the airway in a trauma patient; Identify appropriate doses of paralytic agents for intubation in trauma patients; Optimize management of the airway in patients with laryngotracheal and inhalation injuries; Determine the optimal location for chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Employ appropriate adjunctive therapies in patients with hypotension, bradyarrhythmia, and septic shock.

Mindfulness/Patient Simulation/Patient Expectations

Incorporate mindfulness into daily clinical practice; Use high-fidelity simulation in professional development; Elicit each patient's "story" to manage encounters more effectively; Navigate challenging conversations with patients; Identify factors that contribute to difficult encounters with patients.

Novel Emergencies and Approaches

Diagnose superior vena cava syndrome and initiate workup for an underlying malignancy; Construct a differential diagnosis for the patient with hypercalcemia; Rapidly evaluate and treat the patient with back pain and neurologic symptoms; Implement management strategies for preventing shortages of therapeutic drugs; Assess the advantages of a public safety sobering unit.

Trauma Care 2019

Optimize the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury; Diagnose different types of brain injuries; Communicate effectively with families of critically ill patients; Assess the role of computed tomography in the treatment of symptomatic and asymptomatic trauma patients; Recognize the emerging role of whole blood transfusion in the treatment of trauma patients with massive hemorrhage.


Antidotes /Designer Drugs

Diagnose pharmacologic and environmental toxicities based on a patient's history and physical examination; Explain the mechanisms of action of antidotes used to treat patients with toxic exposures and ingestions; Select patients most likely to benefit from antidote therapy; Recognize characteristics of patients who have ingested or smoked emerging drugs of abuse; Identify patients at risk for overdose of a novel fentanyl analogue.


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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    Erika K., MD, Ohio
  • I plan to do these courses once or twice a year until I retire.

    Bernard O., MD, Georgia
  • Everything was great. Would not change a thing. I totally rely on ASI to get the majority of my CME’s. Look at my past track record.

    Michael, P.A.-C., Colorado


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