Imaging 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)

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Pediatric Cervical Spine and Hip

Evaluate cervical spine injuries of congenital and sportsrelated etiologies in pediatric patients; Identify conditions that affect the growing cervical spine including torticollis, Klippel-Feil syndrome, and Down syndrome; Recognize risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip; Determine whether a child requires conservative or surgical management for hip dysplasia; Choose the most appropriate imaging modality to assess hip and pelvic conditions and injuries in pediatric patients.

Headache /Neuroimaging

Assess whether headaches in children are primary or secondary in origin; Employ evidence-based treatments for chronic headaches in pediatric patients; Address patients? lifestyle factors that contribute to headache or worsening of headache; List the risks, drawbacks, and benefits of neuroimaging in pediatric patients; Determine the most productive strategies for discussing neuroimaging with patients and families.

Airway/Lung Imaging

Identify anatomic landmarks and correlate their visibility with the Cormack-Lehane classification system during endotracheal intubation; Use video laryngoscopy and bougies to manage the difficult airway; Perform an emergency cricothyrotomy; Recognize the limitations of chest x-ray in the evaluation of pediatric lung pathology; Evaluate pediatric patients using lung ultrasonography.

Sodium Bicarbonate/Ultrasonography

Assess the utility of sodium bicarbonate in treating patients with undifferentiated cardiac arrest, diabetic ketoacidosis, and rhabdomyolysis; Prioritize interventions used in the emergency treatment of hyperkalemia; Recognize circumstances in which sodium bicarbonate is an essential component of treatment; Appropriately implement the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination; Use ultrasonographic imaging to address focused questions in emergency medicine.

Prostate Cancer/Testosterone

Differentiate between conventional imaging and nextgeneration imagining in detecting recurrence of prostate cancer; List the methods and outcomes of the CONDOR trial; Optimize detection and management of prostate cancer; Cite outcomes from bipolar androgen therapy; Explain the importance of results from The Testosterone Trials.

Fiberscope vs Video-stroboscopy/Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer

Choose whether to perform rigid or flexible laryngoscopy on the basis of an initial assessment of patient history and voice quality; Use narrow band imaging or videostroboscopy with laryngoscopy when appropriate to obtain additional diagnostic information; Develop strategies for voice stress testing during flexible laryngoscopy to identify the cause of voice abnormalities; Summarize the oncologic and functional outcomes following open surgery, radiation therapy, chemoradiation therapy, and transoral minimally invasive surgery for oropharyngeal cancer; Select patients with oropharyngeal cancer who are likely to benefit from transoral robotic surgery

Literature Update

Evaluate and treat chronic migraine and first-time seizures; Appropriately order advanced imaging for neurologic emergencies; Resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest and septic shock; Optimize treatment for traumatic brain injury and stroke; Manage patients with respiratory failure.

Prostate Cancer/Upper Urinary Tract Stone Disease

Select patients with prostate cancer who can safely undergo active surveillance instead of aggressive therapies; Improve treatment decision-making for low-risk prostate cancer using appropriate imaging modalities for active surveillance; Choose appropriate preoperative medications for patients undergoing ureteroscopic procedures; Compare the advantages and disadvantages of using stents, balloon dilation, and safety wires during ureteroscopy; Detect postoperative renal stones using appropriate imaging modalities after ureteroscopy.

Incidentalomas/Cervical Spine Clearance/Hernia Mesh

Evaluate patients presenting with an adrenal incidentaloma; Plan treatment strategies in patients with pheochromocytoma; Select trauma patients who should undergo magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine; Identify the synthetic mesh with the lowest risk for infection; Compare synthetic mesh with biologic mesh in the repair of hernias.

Developments in the Treatment of Liver Disease

Evaluate data comparing the combined transplant hepatology program to the standard training pathway; Determine whether a patient encounter can be handled via telemedicine; Outline the iron transport process; Recognize causes of hepcidin suppression; Use laboratory values and findings on magnetic resonance imaging to distinguish among different iron overload disorders


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