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 57 (ER57) Topics Include:  Airway Management, Trauma, Cardiac Care, 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

Cardiac Care: Part 2

Identify patients who require urgent reperfusion therapy; Determine which patients should undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention vs fibrinolysis; Decrease time between identification of STEMI and definitive treatment; Use prediction rules, eg, Wells score, in suspected pulmonary embolism; Recognize the importance of pretest probability with use of age-adjusted D-dimer testing.

Pulmonary Problems

Select appropriate patients for antibiotic treatment of respiratory infection; Minimize drug interactions associated with the use of macrolide antibiotics; Choose appropriate treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of pneumococcal disease; Consider thrombolysis using a half dose of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of pulmonary embolism in patients with hemodynamic stability.

Airway: Part 1

Explain the role of nasal delivery of oxygen during oxygenation; Improve emergent intubation and ventilation of patients; Compare the available extraglottic airways (EGAs); Choose among techniques for intubation through EGAs; Summarize the techniques for creating a surgical airway.

Trauma: Spine Immobilization/Penetrating Chest

Discuss the disadvantages of using a long spine board for immobilization; Provide immobilization of spine to patients after trauma when appropriate; Choose appropriate surgical exposure for the patient with penetrating chest injury; Describe adjuncts available to decrease bleeding in the thoracic cavity; Manage patients with pneumothorax.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Update on Vaccination

Describe the indications for pneumococcal vaccines in adults; Identify appropriate individuals to receive meningococcal vaccines; Apply the current recommendations for pertussis vaccine in children, adults, and pregnancy; Recognize the applications for the different influenza vaccines; Recommend the appropriate human papilloma virus vaccine.

Airway: Part 2

Assess airways prior to rapid sequence intubation; Properly position patients for successful intubation; Preoxygenate patients to maximize O2 saturation; Explain apneic oxygenation; Consider the use of rocuronium vs succinylcholine for intubation.

Trauma: Vascular Injuries

Manage an abdominal hematoma following a gunshot wound; Prevent graft complications in patients with aortic injury; List the "hard signs" of arterial injury; Evaluate a patient with "soft signs" of arterial injury; Select patients who may be candidates for nonoperative management of arterial injuries.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Pneumonia and Travel Infections

List the possible causes of CAP; Plan the diagnostic workup of a patient with suspected CAP; Select the appropriate patients to undergo the Legionella urinary antigen test; Choose the appropriate antibiotic treatment for a patient with CAP; Determine the most likely cause of febrile illness in a returning traveler.

Bites

List the most common vectors of rabies; Explain the process of postexposure prophylaxis of rabies; Manage venomous snakebites; Recommend against unacceptable and unhelpful treatments for snakebite; Recognize recurrent coagulopathy after initial treatment of snakebite.

Pain Management 2016

Explain the continuum of levels of sedation; Monitor patients undergoing procedural sedation (PS); Choose an appropriate drug for PS; Determine whether a patient might benefit from regional anesthesia; Improve the accuracy of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) through the use of ultrasound guidance.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Cardiac Care: Part 2

Identify patients who require urgent reperfusion therapy; Determine which patients should undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention vs fibrinolysis; Decrease time between identification of STEMI and definitive treatment; Use prediction rules, eg, Wells score, in suspected pulmonary embolism; Recognize the importance of pretest probability with use of age-adjusted D-dimer testing.

Pulmonary Problems

Select appropriate patients for antibiotic treatment of respiratory infection; Minimize drug interactions associated with the use of macrolide antibiotics; Choose appropriate treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of pneumococcal disease; Consider thrombolysis using a half dose of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of pulmonary embolism in patients with hemodynamic stability.

Airway: Part 1

Explain the role of nasal delivery of oxygen during oxygenation; Improve emergent intubation and ventilation of patients; Compare the available extraglottic airways (EGAs); Choose among techniques for intubation through EGAs; Summarize the techniques for creating a surgical airway.

Update on Vaccination

Describe the indications for pneumococcal vaccines in adults; Identify appropriate individuals to receive meningococcal vaccines; Apply the current recommendations for pertussis vaccine in children, adults, and pregnancy; Recognize the applications for the different influenza vaccines; Recommend the appropriate human papilloma virus vaccine.

Airway: Part 2

Assess airways prior to rapid sequence intubation; Properly position patients for successful intubation; Preoxygenate patients to maximize O2 saturation; Explain apneic oxygenation; Consider the use of rocuronium vs succinylcholine for intubation.

Trauma: Spine Immobilization/Penetrating Chest

Discuss the disadvantages of using a long spine board for immobilization; Provide immobilization of spine to patients after trauma when appropriate; Choose appropriate surgical exposure for the patient with penetrating chest injury; Describe adjuncts available to decrease bleeding in the thoracic cavity; Manage patients with pneumothorax.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma: Vascular Injuries

Manage an abdominal hematoma following a gunshot wound; Prevent graft complications in patients with aortic injury; List the "hard signs" of arterial injury; Evaluate a patient with "soft signs" of arterial injury; Select patients who may be candidates for nonoperative management of arterial injuries.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Pneumonia and Travel Infections

List the possible causes of CAP; Plan the diagnostic workup of a patient with suspected CAP; Select the appropriate patients to undergo the Legionella urinary antigen test; Choose the appropriate antibiotic treatment for a patient with CAP; Determine the most likely cause of febrile illness in a returning traveler.

Bites

List the most common vectors of rabies; Explain the process of postexposure prophylaxis of rabies; Manage venomous snakebites; Recommend against unacceptable and unhelpful treatments for snakebite; Recognize recurrent coagulopathy after initial treatment of snakebite.

Pain Management 2016

Explain the continuum of levels of sedation; Monitor patients undergoing procedural sedation (PS); Choose an appropriate drug for PS; Determine whether a patient might benefit from regional anesthesia; Improve the accuracy of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) through the use of ultrasound guidance.

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.

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