Need-to-Know Emergency Medicine: A Review for Physicians in a Hurry

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Full Course:  18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 08/01/2022)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  This educational activity was designed for emergency medicine practitioners interested in evidence based updates and other clinicians working in emergency medicine settings.

Stay Ahead in Your Field
Averaging just 15 minutes each, the concise lectures in Need-to-Know Emergency Medicine: A Review for Physicians in a Hurry equip busy physicians with the tools to perform rapid patient assessment and initial workup while managing a broad spectrum of patient complaints and conditions. Led by Benjamin A. White, MD, this unique online CME course provides highly focused information on topics such as acute coronary syndromes, CHF, shock, hypertension, burns, and more, and will help you to better:
  • Explain different presentations and management of bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia
  • Understand acute management of stroke
  • Differentiate between nonaccidental and accidental trauma in children
  • List common antidotes for poisons found in ED patients
  • Describe signs and symptoms of GI bleeding
  • Ascertain procedures for evaluation and management of sexual assault victims
  • Summarize the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders
  • Distinguish among bites and stings and their relevant treatments


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

Series 1 (EMHURRY1)

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

Cardiac Disorders

Acute Coronary Syndromes; Congestive Heart Failure; Pericarditis and Myocarditis; Peripheral Vascular Disease; Bradyarrhythmias; Tachyarrhythmias; Hypertension; and Circulatory Shock.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Gallbladder and Liver Disorders; Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, and Diverticulitis; and Esophageal Disorders.

Pulmonary Disorders

Pneumothorax; Pulmonary Embolism; Pulmonary Hypertension; Asthma and Acute Bronchitis; and Obstructive Lung Disease.

Orthopedic Disorders

Common Fractures; Common Dislocations; and Orthopedics: Inflammatory and Infectious Conditions.

Infectious Disease Disorders

Sepsis; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Respiratory Infections; Meningitis and Encephalitis; Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

Obstetric and Gynecologic Disorders

Ectopic Pregnancy; Complicated Labor and Delivery; and Sexual Assault.

Pediatric Disorders

Foreign Bodies; Pediatric Sports Injuries; Nonaccidental Trauma; Pediatric Fever; Pediatric Abdominal Pain; and Pediatric Respiratory Disease.


Initial Evaluation of the Traumatically Injured Patient; Burns; and Life-Threatening Common Traumatic Injuries.

Neurologic Disorders

Stroke; Seizures in Adults; Spontaneous Intracranial Hemorrhage; Dizziness and Vertigo; and Headache.

Psychiatric Disorders

Addiction; Delirium; Psychosis; and Suicidal Ideation.

Cutaneous Disorders

Lesions and Rashes

Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders

Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Electrolyte Abnormalities; Thyroid Disease; Vitamin Deficiencies; and Eating Disorders.

Hematologic Disorders

Bleeding Disorders; Transfusion Reactions; Anemia; and Neutropenia and Immunocompromised.

Renal Disorders

Acid-Base Disorder and Acute Kidney injury.

Ophthalmologic Disorders

Ocular Injuries; The Red Eye; and Atraumatic Visual Loss.

ENT Disorders

Ear Disorders and Head and Neck Disorders,

Urologic Disorders

Urinary Tract Infections and Genitourinary Tract Disorders.


Drugs of Abuse; Toxidromes; Common Antidotes; and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

Environmental Disorders

Bites and Stings; Drowning; Altitude Illness; and Electrical Injuries.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the different presentations and management of bradyarrhythmia and tachyarrhythmia
  • List the initial steps to be taken when a patient presents with suspected stroke
  • Recognize the differences between nonaccidental and accidental trauma in children
  • List common antidotes for poisons found in emergency department patients
  • Explain the signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Compare the initial evaluation and management of patients with suspected meningitis and encephalitis
  • Identify procedures required for evaluation and management of sexual assault victims
  • Discuss the evaluation, management, and disposition of patients with electrolyte abnormalities
  • Summarize the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders
  • Distinguish among bites and stings and their relevant treatments



Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Date of Original Release: May 15, 2020
Date Credits Expire: May 15, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 18.50 hours

Additional Information


Study with the Best

Available online or via USB, Need-to-Know Emergency Medicine provides a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.


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