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 61 (ER61) Topics Include:  Difference Between Pseudosubluxation and True Subluxation,  Common Pediatric Fractures, Ischemic vs. Nonischemic Priapism, Completing Death Certificates, Treating Hemorrhagic Shock, and more.

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

Full Course:
ER61
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
ER61A, ER61B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Stroke/Psychiatric Patients/Spine in Pediatric Trauma

Identify the symptoms of subtle, atypical, and evolving strokes; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for thrombolytic treatment of acute stroke; Perform adequate workup for medical clearance and stabilization of a psychiatric patient; Safely clear the pediatric cervical spine without the use of radiography; Distinguish pseudosubluxation from true subluxation of the cervical spine in pediatric trauma patients.

Neurology 2018: Stroke/Autism

Use appropriate studies and resources to manage the patient with acute stroke symptoms; Facilitate and initiate treatment for acute stroke within the time frames outlined in current stroke guidelines; Recognize potential presentations of emergent conditions in the nonverbal patient with ASD; Diagnose catatonia in a patient with ASD; Create a clinical environment that is conducive to evaluating a patient with ASD.

Pain in Special Populations

Differentiate among the various types of bariatric surgical procedures that may be encountered in patients presenting to the emergency department; Determine the cause of clinical abnormalities occurring in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Recognize causes of nociceptive and neuropathic pain; Calculate doses for rescue pain medication; Effectively interpret diagnostic studies in patients with renal disease presenting with chest pain.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Legal Issues/Temperature Management

Determine whether it is necessary to comply with a request for medical evaluation of an individual being detained by law enforcement officers; Differentiate assault from medical battery; Minimize the invasiveness of procedures used in the evaluation of detainees; Correctly complete death certificates; Recognize indications for and initiate use of devices that achieve thermoregulation.

Bleeding and Hemorrhage

Identify patients who require reversal of NOACs; Select optimal reversal agents based on specific NOAC and patient characteristics; Determine which patients require workup for SAH based on suggestive clinical features and history; Set adequate targets for blood pressure control in patients with SAH or ICH; Initiate critical care interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with SAH and ICH.

Pediatric Emergencies

Determine the mechanism of injury of common pediatric fractures based on fracture patterns; List the necessary components of a trauma evaluation in a pediatric patient; Make appropriate treatment decisions based on grading of open fractures; Follow an appropriate sequence of steps for resuscitation of a neonate; Assess risk for serious bacterial infection in a febrile infant.

Medicolegal Complications in Toxicology

Use clinical judgement to determine if a patient has decision-making capacity; State the requirements for using medical restraints in the emergency department, and describe available drug options for chemical restraint; Recognize the legal, ethical, and moral duties of the emergency physician when treating patients who are intoxicated; List the criteria required to name an emergency physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit; Identify risks and complications related to medications that are commonly used in the emergency department.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Trauma 2018

Identify signs of impending hemorrhagic shock; Treat hemorrhagic shock using guided resuscitation; Determine whether immediate laparotomy is indicated; Evaluate penetrating trauma caused by a stab wound through physical examination and imaging studies; Apply recommendations from updated evidence-based medicine to manage trauma.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Environmental Trauma

Differentiate among forms of heat illness; Rapidly implement effective cooling techniques and supportive care for patients with heat stroke; Identify house fire victims at high risk for airway compromise; Select appropriate treatment for cyanide poisonings; Determine whether a patient being treated for smoke inhalation is an appropriate candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Substance Abuse/Priapism

Create and utilize a general approach to treating poisoned patients; Identify symptoms that correlate with use of long-acting or high-potency opioids; List the mainstays of treatment for patients with amphetamine poisoning; Effectively treat complications related to abuse of intravenous drugs; Distinguish ischemic from nonischemic priapism.

Stroke/Psychiatric Patients/Spine in Pediatric Trauma

Identify the symptoms of subtle, atypical, and evolving strokes; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for thrombolytic treatment of acute stroke; Perform adequate workup for medical clearance and stabilization of a psychiatric patient; Safely clear the pediatric cervical spine without the use of radiography; Distinguish pseudosubluxation from true subluxation of the cervical spine in pediatric trauma patients.

Pain in Special Populations

Differentiate among the various types of bariatric surgical procedures that may be encountered in patients presenting to the emergency department; Determine the cause of clinical abnormalities occurring in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Recognize causes of nociceptive and neuropathic pain; Calculate doses for rescue pain medication; Effectively interpret diagnostic studies in patients with renal disease presenting with chest pain.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pediatric Emergencies

Determine the mechanism of injury of common pediatric fractures based on fracture patterns; List the necessary components of a trauma evaluation in a pediatric patient; Make appropriate treatment decisions based on grading of open fractures; Follow an appropriate sequence of steps for resuscitation of a neonate; Assess risk for serious bacterial infection in a febrile infant.

Medicolegal Complications in Toxicology

Use clinical judgement to determine if a patient has decision-making capacity; State the requirements for using medical restraints in the emergency department, and describe available drug options for chemical restraint; Recognize the legal, ethical, and moral duties of the emergency physician when treating patients who are intoxicated; List the criteria required to name an emergency physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit; Identify risks and complications related to medications that are commonly used in the emergency department.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Substance Abuse/Priapism

Create and utilize a general approach to treating poisoned patients; Identify symptoms that correlate with use of long-acting or high-potency opioids; List the mainstays of treatment for patients with amphetamine poisoning; Effectively treat complications related to abuse of intravenous drugs; Distinguish ischemic from nonischemic priapism.

Neurology 2018: Stroke/Autism

Use appropriate studies and resources to manage the patient with acute stroke symptoms; Facilitate and initiate treatment for acute stroke within the time frames outlined in current stroke guidelines; Recognize potential presentations of emergent conditions in the nonverbal patient with ASD; Diagnose catatonia in a patient with ASD; Create a clinical environment that is conducive to evaluating a patient with ASD.

Legal Issues/Temperature Management

Determine whether it is necessary to comply with a request for medical evaluation of an individual being detained by law enforcement officers; Differentiate assault from medical battery; Minimize the invasiveness of procedures used in the evaluation of detainees; Correctly complete death certificates; Recognize indications for and initiate use of devices that achieve thermoregulation.

Bleeding and Hemorrhage

Identify patients who require reversal of NOACs; Select optimal reversal agents based on specific NOAC and patient characteristics; Determine which patients require workup for SAH based on suggestive clinical features and history; Set adequate targets for blood pressure control in patients with SAH or ICH; Initiate critical care interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with SAH and ICH.

Trauma 2018

Identify signs of impending hemorrhagic shock; Treat hemorrhagic shock using guided resuscitation; Determine whether immediate laparotomy is indicated; Evaluate penetrating trauma caused by a stab wound through physical examination and imaging studies; Apply recommendations from updated evidence-based medicine to manage trauma.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Environmental Trauma

Differentiate among forms of heat illness; Rapidly implement effective cooling techniques and supportive care for patients with heat stroke; Identify house fire victims at high risk for airway compromise; Select appropriate treatment for cyanide poisonings; Determine whether a patient being treated for smoke inhalation is an appropriate candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

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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