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 59 (ER59) Topics Include:  Risk Factors after Pediatric Blunt Trauma, Causes of Excessive Crying, WHO Recommendations, Assessing Concussion, Improve Survival of Cardiac Arrest, and more.

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

Full Course:
ER59
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
ER59A, ER59B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Imaging for Pediatric Trauma

Recognize the risk factors for significant injury after pediatric blunt trauma; List the indications for computed tomography of the chest and abdomen in children; Counsel parents of children involved in trauma about the relative risks and benefits of radiation-based imaging; Identify the criteria for obtaining computed tomography for head trauma and cervical spine injury; Assess the risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury in asymptomatic children and those with findings such as emesis and loss of consciousness.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Agitation/Delirium

De-escalate situations involving an agitated patient; Choose among medication options for treating patients with agitation; Anticipate possible adverse effects of medications used to treat patients with agitation; Recognize risk factors for delirium; Prevent, diagnose, and treat delirium in older patients.

The Distressed Child

Rule out serious causes of excessive crying in infants; Identify signs that suggest child abuse in an infant; Implement treatment of hair tourniquets and colic; Use a 4-step strategy to approach a child who is fearful; Apply developmentally appropriate techniques for engaging an anxious child in the emergency department.

Abdominal Pain/Liver Transplantation

Identify patients with abdominal pain who are at high risk for mortality and/or requiring intervention; Use appropriate testing and treatment modalities for various causes of abdominal pain; Describe the expected findings for different causes of abdominal pain; Define the 3 time windows of concern after liver transplantation and the complications expected during each; List the medications patients are likely to be taking at various times after liver transplantation.

Cardiac Update 2017

Recognize nuances in presentation and treatment of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Implement changes in systems to improve survival of cardiac arrest; Categorize severity of illness when treating patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome; Use current guidelines to select patients that require cardiac catheterization; Advocate for cardiac catheterization for indications that have strong support in the literature but are not yet in guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT, PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICAL ERRORS

Advances in Trauma Care

Discuss agents for medication before induction, paralytics, and drugs for sedation after intubation; Interpret recent data on best practices in blood product transfusion; Apply World Health Organization recommendations on the use of tranexamic acid in severely injured patients; Manage patients requiring tube thoracostomy; List appropriate treatments for retained hemothorax and empyema.

Advances in Infectious Disease

Appropriately treat influenza and pneumonia in different risk groups; Initiate noninvasive or invasive ventilation when needed; Identify patients most likely to respond to fluid resuscitation; Outline 2 methods of obtaining the velocity time integral; Select laboratory tests with practical value in modifying a patient's treatment regimen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Anticoagulated Patients/Concussion

Identify patients who require immediate reversal of anticoagulation; Use the correct dose of each reversal agent; List factors limiting the use of various reversal agents; Explain the mechanism of action for various reversal agents; Compare tools for assessing patients with concussion.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Neurologic Emergencies

Outline the mechanisms of damage associated with cerebral anoxia and reperfusion injury after cardiac arrest; List potential uses of cerebral oximetry in patients with cardiac arrest; Identify patients at risk for nonconvulsive status epilepticus; Compare different methods of obtaining electroencephalography; Evaluate recent data on the use of tissue plasminogen activator in patients with hemorrhagic stroke.

Toxicology 2017

List the categories of biologic and chemical agents that may be used in warfare; Explain the potential effects of exposure to radiation; Triage and decontaminate patients with exposure to biologic agents, chemical agents, and radiation; Identify the factors and pathways involved in the transmission and perception of pain; Treat the complications of overdose and withdrawal from pain medication.

Imaging for Pediatric Trauma

Recognize the risk factors for significant injury after pediatric blunt trauma; List the indications for computed tomography of the chest and abdomen in children; Counsel parents of children involved in trauma about the relative risks and benefits of radiation-based imaging; Identify the criteria for obtaining computed tomography for head trauma and cervical spine injury; Assess the risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury in asymptomatic children and those with findings such as emesis and loss of consciousness.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Agitation/Delirium

De-escalate situations involving an agitated patient; Choose among medication options for treating patients with agitation; Anticipate possible adverse effects of medications used to treat patients with agitation; Recognize risk factors for delirium; Prevent, diagnose, and treat delirium in older patients.

The Distressed Child

Rule out serious causes of excessive crying in infants; Identify signs that suggest child abuse in an infant; Implement treatment of hair tourniquets and colic; Use a 4-step strategy to approach a child who is fearful; Apply developmentally appropriate techniques for engaging an anxious child in the emergency department.

Abdominal Pain/Liver Transplantation

Identify patients with abdominal pain who are at high risk for mortality and/or requiring intervention; Use appropriate testing and treatment modalities for various causes of abdominal pain; Describe the expected findings for different causes of abdominal pain; Define the 3 time windows of concern after liver transplantation and the complications expected during each; List the medications patients are likely to be taking at various times after liver transplantation.

Advances in Trauma Care

Discuss agents for medication before induction, paralytics, and drugs for sedation after intubation; Interpret recent data on best practices in blood product transfusion; Apply World Health Organization recommendations on the use of tranexamic acid in severely injured patients; Manage patients requiring tube thoracostomy; List appropriate treatments for retained hemothorax and empyema.

Cardiac Update 2017

Recognize nuances in presentation and treatment of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Implement changes in systems to improve survival of cardiac arrest; Categorize severity of illness when treating patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome; Use current guidelines to select patients that require cardiac catheterization; Advocate for cardiac catheterization for indications that have strong support in the literature but are not yet in guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT, PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICAL ERRORS

Advances in Infectious Disease

Appropriately treat influenza and pneumonia in different risk groups; Initiate noninvasive or invasive ventilation when needed; Identify patients most likely to respond to fluid resuscitation; Outline 2 methods of obtaining the velocity time integral; Select laboratory tests with practical value in modifying a patient's treatment regimen.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Anticoagulated Patients/Concussion

Identify patients who require immediate reversal of anticoagulation; Use the correct dose of each reversal agent; List factors limiting the use of various reversal agents; Explain the mechanism of action for various reversal agents; Compare tools for assessing patients with concussion.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Neurologic Emergencies

Outline the mechanisms of damage associated with cerebral anoxia and reperfusion injury after cardiac arrest; List potential uses of cerebral oximetry in patients with cardiac arrest; Identify patients at risk for nonconvulsive status epilepticus; Compare different methods of obtaining electroencephalography; Evaluate recent data on the use of tissue plasminogen activator in patients with hemorrhagic stroke.

Toxicology 2017

List the categories of biologic and chemical agents that may be used in warfare; Explain the potential effects of exposure to radiation; Triage and decontaminate patients with exposure to biologic agents, chemical agents, and radiation; Identify the factors and pathways involved in the transmission and perception of pain; Treat the complications of overdose and withdrawal from pain medication.

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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