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The Center for Medical Education's new course title EMCert Module Mastery has been designed to guarantee participants a passing grade on the new MyEMCert exams from ABEM. This episode comes from the Neurology Module and discusses Pediatric AMS. Differential Diagnosis: Epilepsy (active seizures or post‐ictal state), CNS infection: meningitis, enceph…
 
This week's lecture comes from our semi-annual Pharmacology Workshop. Listen to Michael Gooch discuss topics on how to improve your understanding and to identify five classes of medications utilized to manage hypertensive emergencies and to identify the indications for vasoactive support. Find out more at https://courses.ccme.org/course/embootcamp/…
 
The goal was to treat uncontrolled pain from tumors but the patient was left with unexpected hearing loss. The patient sued when she claimed the surgeon changed the side of the operation without consulting her. For ideas that might help prevent these negative outcomes, we talk with Douglas Smink, MD, MPH, an associate medical director for CRICO and…
 
This episode centers around acute, lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Diverticular disease is the most common cause of LGI bleeding. Most cases of LGI bleeding stop spontaneously. Risk factors for poor outcome include: hemodynamic instability on presentation, advanced age, coexisting conditions, the use of dual antiplatelet agents, and fresh blood on…
 
From our Emergency Medicine and Acute Care course, listen to a faculty discussion pertaining to recent emergency medicine literature. The topics include: acute pain treatment treatment, opioid prescribing, Syncope topics, Venous Thromboembolism, Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, Anaphylaxis, Cervicitis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, STDs, Button…
 
Dr. Bitterman wrote a piece in the October 2017 issue of ACEP Now about the circumstances surrounding the largest monetary penalty ($1.295 million) levied in the history of EMTALA, against AnMed Health in Anderson, SC (the issue was also addressed in the December 2017 issue of RMM). The claim by CMS and the OIG against AnMed cited failure to approp…
 
Dr. James Roberts gives us a look into challenging cases in the ER and what you need to know. Our Advanced EM Boot Camp Course focuses on the in-depth topics that will help you become a master practitioner. Fully CME accredited and guaranteed to help you provide the best care for your patients. Learn more at https://courses.ccme.org/course/advanced…
 
Emergency care providers regularly encounter urologic disease in the ED, often without the availability or assistance of a board-certified urologist. Common urologic clinical dilemmas in the emergency department include the management of acute urinary retention, nephrolithiasis, testicular (and ovarian) torsion. In this episode, we will review clin…
 
Who's to Blame for Unfair Litigation? This article points out that no legal suit can move forward without a physician's say so, and, as such, we need to turn the lens inward and decide who is responsible for unjust litigation. Dr. Pensa discusses the ethics of expert testimony and the standard of care. Mr. Calvert, Dr. Bukata, and Dr. Henry weigh i…
 
Migraines are no longer considered a vascular headache and now considered a neurologic disorder of dysfunctional nociceptive processing. Diagnosis is completed clinically with no lab or imaging usually needed. Treatment includes - Antidopaminergics (Metoclopramide & Prochlorperazine) - Triptans (Sumatriptan) - Nonsteroidals (Ketorolac). Consider st…
 
Dr. Ghazala Q Sharieff helps to improve patient interaction and satisfaction. Watch Dr. Sharieff's presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcak_9ke-k The focus of the Innovations in Emergency Department Management Course is on leadership, management, operations, logistics, strategic planning and healthcare reform. Hear from “been there, do…
 
I discuss recent literature focused on ED operations. Does it pay to advertise? Do freestanding EDs increase Medicare spending? We also look at converting Urgent Care centers to freestanding EDs, "surprise" medical bills, the high cost of sending an emergency department bill, and ED utilization of APCs. The focus of the Innovations in Emergency Dep…
 
Annually, almost half of American adults over age 65 have an ED visit. Although adults over age 65 represented only 15% of ED visits in 2014, they accounted for 48% of hospital admissions from the ED. For almost 30 years, emergency medicine research has demonstrated that increasingly busy physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses miss pre…
 
Join Us Live in 2021 for a Focused, Evidence-Based Course That’s Designed to Update You on Over 30 Leading-Edge EM Topics. 20 CME Credits | No PowerPoint | 8 Top Destinations | San Francisco, CA - June 3-6, 2021 San Diego, CA - June 8-11, 2021 New York, NY - June 16-19, 2021 Kauai, HI - June 22-26, 2021 Vancouver, BC, Canada - July 20-23, 2021 Las …
 
Dr. Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP lends his expertise to discuss anything and everything surrounding medical litigation that one may encounter in their medical careers. Topics include: Error disclosure and apologies, the anatomy of a lawsuit, bad faith letters, recorded conversations, how to protect your ASS ets, discovery & innocent conversation…
 
Dr. Diane Birnbaumer breaks down ED cases in which patients present common complaints, initially appearing benign, which mask serious illnesses. This episode comes from our Advanced EM Boot Camp Course which focuses on in-depth topics that will help you become a master practitioner. Take the Advanced EM Boot Camp course online or live in Las Vegas …
 
Opioid misuse is a major public health crisis and emergency departments (EDs) often find themselves at the forefront of this pandemic. Join Doctors Diane Birnbaumer and Billy Mallon as they discuss the identification, management, and transition of care for patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department. To discover more, go to our we…
 
It's easy to see how patients become confused and dissatisfied in a busy healthcare environment. Multiple risks to patient safety may lie in this scenario; trust, adherence, follow-through, and patient engagement are all on the line. One researcher at Harvard thinks a lot of this can be cleaned up and made safer with a simple card that a physician …
 
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