2018 AMS Emergency Medicine Series – Package 2

$714.00

AMS - EM - Neurology: Neuromuscular Weakness; Syncope; Headache (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Neurology: Neuromuscular Weakness; Syncope; Headache

Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., Andrew Chang, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Neuromuscular Weakness.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Discriminate between various clinical entities causing neuromuscular weakness, including Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and others.
  2. Demonstrate techniques to be able to discriminate between organic and functional weakness.
  3. Compare and contrast upper and lower motor neuron disease.

TOPIC 2: Syncope and Autonomic Dysfunction.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Discuss the causes and natural history of syncope and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
  2. Apply bedside tilt and tilt table testing.
  3. Define treatment strategies for orthostatic hypotension.

TOPIC 3: The Thunderclap Headache.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM

  1. Determine characteristics suggesting a thunderclap headache.
  2. Construct a differential diagnosis beyond subarachnoid hemorrhage in the patient presenting with a thunderclap headache as per the ACEP clinical policy on acute headache.
  3. Interpret spinal fluid results in the workup of a thunderclap headache.

AMS - EM - Orthopedics: Septic Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Neck Pain (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Orthopedics: Septic Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Neck Pain

Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Lawrence H. Brent, M.D., George G.A. Pujalte, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Septic Arthritis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the risk factors associated with septic arthritis.
  2. Utilize the British Society of Rheumatology Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults to differentiate septic arthritis for other causes of acute monoarticular arthritis.
  3. Utilize epidemiological and clinical clues to determine bacterial etiology in patients with septic arthritis.

TOPIC 2: Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment

in the Older Patient.

Upon completion of this session, the participant

should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Appraise the newer understandings of the pathophysiology of OA.
  2. Distinguish the typical and atypical clinical features of OA.
  3. Utilize the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for the treatment of OA of the hand, hip and knee.
  4. Distinguish OA symptoms from those of other localized or generalized disorders.

TOPIC 3: Evaluation and Treatment of Neck Pain

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Describe the injuries that can occur in the neck region of athletes and athletic individuals.
  2. Develop a logical differential diagnosis for any athletic or active individual presenting with neck pain.
  3. Determine the rationale behind treatment approaches to various neck injuries as per the Cochrane Library Reviews and ACR (Rheumatology).
  4. Assess and order laboratory and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis of neck injuries and pathologies as per the ACR Radiology Criteria and Guidelines

AMS - EM - Pulmonary: Childhood Asthma; Pulmonary Nodules; Radiology of the Pleura (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Pulmonary: Childhood Asthma; Pulmonary Nodules; Radiology of the Pleura

Faculty: Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P., Adam R. Guttentag, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Acute Management of Childhood Asthma

Upon completion of this session, using published practice guidelines and Cochrane EBM sources, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Determine the appropriate use of albuterol by metered-dose inhaler, intermittent nebulizer, and continuous nebulizer for children with moderate and severe asthma exacerbations.
  2. Appropriately apply the evidence regarding levalbuterol as compared with albuterol in the treatment of childhood asthma.
  3. Employ recent data and recommendations for the use of steroids, magnesium sulfate, terbutaline, and ipratropium bromide in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations.
  4. Recognize indications for inpatient hospitalization in children with acute asthma exacerbations.

TOPIC 2: Pulmonary Nodule: Evaluation and Follow-Up

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques.
  2. Assess pulmonary nodules for features that reliably exclude malignancy.
  3. Use evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate intervals for nodule follow up.

TOPIC 3: Radiology of the Pleura: Effusion, Pneumothorax and More

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Detect pleural effusion on a chest radiograph in its various manifestations.
  2. Analyze a CT scan of the chest for findings that differentiate benign from malignant pleural effusion.
  3. Distinguish pneumothorax from other findings that may simulate it on a chest radiograph.

AMS - EM - Radiology: Stroke/Imaging; Ultrasound Basics; Upper Extremity Trauma (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Radiology: Stroke/Imaging; Ultrasound Basics; Upper Extremity Trauma

Faculty: Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Stroke and Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Appraise the different imaging modalities available in the assessment of stroke.
  2. Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of each imaging modality.
  3. Determine the appropriate imaging study to order in various clinical scenarios.

TOPIC 2: Ultrasound Basics.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Discuss commonly used terms in ultrasound.
  2. Determine in which clinical settings ultrasound is the most appropriate study to order.
  3. Recognize US findings for common diseases/diagnoses.

TOPIC 3: Upper Extremity Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Determine the utility of different projections of plain films of the upper extremity.
  2. Evaluate radiographic findings of common fractures and dislocations in the shoulder.
  3. Interpret common fractures of the wrist on plain radiographs.

AMS - EM - Sports Medicine: Musculoskeletal Exam; Stress Fracture; Lower Back Pain (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Sports Medicine: Musculoskeletal Exam; Stress Fracture; Lower Back Pain

Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., Andrew D. Perron, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Practical Points for the Musculoskeletal Exam for the Primary Care Provider.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Perform an evidence based screening exam to detect evidence of an underlying arthritis in an asymptomatic patient.
  2. Apply evidence based maneuvers in the shoulder exam to detect an impingement syndrome and adhesive capsulitis.
  3. Relate the location of pain and the earliest exam changes indicative of arthritis of the hip.
  4. Employ the most sensitive test to detect effusions of the knee joint.

TOPIC 2: Approach to Stress Fractures.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Describe the stress fractures that can occur in various bones of athletes and athletic individuals.
  2. Determine the rationale behind differing treatment approaches to preventing and treating stress fractures, such as the ACSM and AOSSM Guidelines.
  3. Develop rehabilitation points and advice for athletic or active individuals presenting with stress injuries and fractures, with consideration of the specific bone or bones involved.
  4. Assess and order laboratory and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis and prognostication of stress injuries and fractures as per the ACR Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Low Back Pain in the ED: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Don’t Know.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Apply an evidence-based approach to the evaluation of non-traumatic back pain.
  2. Differentiate the “red flags” that should heighten the suspicion for serious pathology in the evaluation of back pain.
  3. Assess and differentiate both effective as well as disproved therapies in the treatment of back pain using the Cochrane Database.
  4. Specify potential pitfalls in the treatment and disposition of low back pain.

AMS - EM - Trauma: Facial Trauma; Brain and Spine Trauma; Trauma Case Studies (Download)

Topics and Objectives

Title: Emergency Medicine - Trauma: Facial Trauma; Brain and Spine Trauma; Trauma Case Studies

Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A., Michael A. Gibbs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Facial Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Perform both a rapid screen and a thorough evaluation of the patient with facial trauma.
  2. Outline the challenges in securing an airway in the patient with facial trauma.
  3. Describe the indication for different imaging procedures for facial trauma.
  4. Manage injuries to the soft tissues of the face (lips, tongue, eyelids…).

TOPIC 2: Brain and Spine Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Identify appropriate indications for ordering an imaging study in the assessment of neurological trauma.
  2. Determine the best study to order when clinically indicated for neurological trauma.
  3. Assess the stability or instability of spine fractures.

TOPIC 3: Trauma Case Studies.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Specify and apply critical issues in the evaluation and management of the injured patient using a case-based format.
  2. Identify the essentials of early ED care for the trauma patient using a case-based approach.
  3. Discuss the “essentials” of the effective inter-facility trauma transfer.
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Six American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Emergency Medicine Modules

Receive six (6) American Medical Seminars, Inc.® Emergency Medicine Modules. Each module is approved for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and includes access to download your Audio MP3 &/or Video MP4, stream them from your account portal, a PDF Digital Syllabus and access to Online Testing.

Includes:

MODULE 1: Emergency Medicine – Neurology
MODULE 2: Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics
MODULE 3: Emergency Medicine – Pulmonary
MODULE 4: Emergency Medicine – Radiology
MODULE 5: Emergency Medicine – Sports Medicine
MODULE 6: Emergency Medicine – Trauma

Downloadable/Streaming: Includes MP3/MP4; PDF Syllabus; Online Testing
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Topics and Objectives:

MODULE 1: Audio & Video – Neurology

  • Neuromuscular Weakness
  • Syncope and Autonomic Dysfunction
  • The Thunderclap Headache

Title: Emergency Medicine – Neurology: Neuromuscular Weakness; Syncope; Thunderclap Headache

Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N. and Andrew Chang, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018  Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Neuromuscular Weakness
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discriminate between various clinical entities causing neuromuscular weakness, including Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and others.
  2. Demonstrate techniques to be able to discriminate between organic and functional weakness.
  3. Compare and contrast upper and lower motor neuron disease.

TOPIC 2: Syncope and Autonomic Dysfunction
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the causes and natural history of syncope and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
  2. Apply bedside tilt and tilt table testing.
  3. Define treatment strategies for orthostatic hypotension.

TOPIC 3: The Thunderclap Headache
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine characteristics suggesting a thunderclap headache.
  2. Construct a differential diagnosis beyond subarachnoid hemorrhage in the patient presenting with a thunderclap headache as per the ACEP clinical policy on acute headache.
  3. Interpret spinal fluid results in the workup of a thunderclap headache.

MODULE 2: Audio & Video – Orthopedics

  • Septic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Older Patient
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Neck Pain

Title: Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics: Septic Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Neck Pain
Faculty: Lawrence H. Brent, M.D., John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., F.A.C.S.M.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Septic Arthritis
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the risk factors associated with septic arthritis.
  2. Utilize the British Society of Rheumatology Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults to differentiate septic arthritis for other causes of acute monoarticular arthritis.
  3. Utilize epidemiological and clinical clues to determine bacterial etiology in patients with septic arthritis.

TOPIC 2: Osteoarthritis
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise the newer understandings of the pathophysiology of OA.
  2. Distinguish the typical and atypical clinical features of OA.
  3. Utilize the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for the treatment of OA of the hand, hip and knee.
  4. Distinguish OA symptoms from those of other localized or generalized disorders.

TOPIC 3: Neck Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the injuries that can occur in the neck region of athletes and athletic individuals.
  2. Develop a logical differential diagnosis for any athletic or active individual presenting with neck pain.
  3. Determine the rationale behind treatment approaches to various neck injuries as per the Cochrane Library Reviews and ACR (Rheumatology).
  4. Assess and order laboratory and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis of neck injuries and pathologies as per the ACR Radiology Criteria and Guidelines.

MODULE 3: Audio & Video – Pulmonary

  • Acute Management of Childhood Asthma
  • Pulmonary Nodule: Evaluation and Follow-Up
  • Radiology of the Pleura: Effusion, Pneumothorax and More

Title: Emergency Medicine – Pulmonary: Childhood Asthma; Pulmonary Nodules; Radiology of the Pleura
Faculty: Jeffrey A. Seiden, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Adam R. Guttentag, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Childhood Asthma
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the appropriate use of albuterol by metered-dose inhaler, intermittent nebulizer, and continuous nebulizer for children with moderate and severe asthma exacerbations.
  2. Appropriately apply the evidence regarding levalbuterol as compared with albuterol in the treatment of childhood asthma.
  3. Employ recent data and recommendations for the use of steroids, magnesium sulfate, terbutaline, and ipratropium bromide in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations.
  4. Recognize indications for inpatient hospitalization in children with acute asthma exacerbations.

TOPIC 2: Pulmonary Nodules
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques.
  2. Assess pulmonary nodules for features that reliably exclude malignancy.
  3. Use evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate intervals for nodule follow up.

TOPIC 3: Radiology of the Pleura
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Detect pleural effusion on a chest radiograph in its various manifestations.
  2. Analyze a CT scan of the chest for findings that differentiate benign from malignant pleural effusion.
  3. Distinguish pneumothorax from other findings that may simulate it on a chest radiograph.

MODULE 4: Audio & Video – Radiology

  • Stroke and Imaging
  • Ultrasound Basics
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

Title: Emergency Medicine – Radiology: Stroke/Imaging; Ultrasound Basics; Upper Extremity Trauma
Faculty: Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Stroke and Imaging
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Appraise the different imaging modalities available in the assessment of stroke.
  2. Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of each imaging modality.
  3. Determine the appropriate imaging study to order in various clinical scenarios.

TOPIC 2: Ultrasound Basics
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss commonly used terms in ultrasound.
  2. Determine in which clinical settings ultrasound is the most appropriate study to order.
  3. Recognize US findings for common diseases/diagnoses.

TOPIC 3: Upper Extremity Trauma
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine the utility of different projections of plain films of the upper extremity.
  2. Evaluate radiographic findings of common fractures and dislocations in the shoulder.
  3. Interpret common fractures of the wrist on plain radiographs.

MODULE 5: Audio & Video – Sports Medicine

  • Practical Points for the Musculoskeletal Exam for the Primary Care Provider
  • Approach to Stress Fractures
  • Low Back Pain in the ED: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Don’t Know

Title: Emergency Medicine – Sports Medicine: Musculoskeletal Exam; Stress Fracture; Lower Back Pain
Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., F.A.C.S.M. and Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Musculoskeletal Exam
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Perform an evidence based screening exam to detect evidence of an underlying arthritis in an asymptomatic patient.
  2. Apply evidence based maneuvers in the shoulder exam to detect an impingement syndrome and adhesive capsulitis.
  3. Relate the location of pain and the earliest exam changes indicative of arthritis of the hip.
  4. Employ the most sensitive test to detect effusions of the knee joint.

TOPIC 2: Stress Fracture
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the stress fractures that can occur in various bones of athletes and athletic individuals.
  2. Determine the rationale behind differing treatment approaches to preventing and treating stress fractures, such as the ACSM and AOSSM Guidelines.
  3. Develop rehabilitation points and advice for athletic or active individuals presenting with stress injuries and fractures, with consideration of the specific bone or bones involved.
  4. Assess and order laboratory and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis and prognostication of stress injuries and fractures as per the ACR Guidelines.

TOPIC 3: Lower Back Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participants should be able to:

  1. Apply an evidence-based approach to the evaluation of non-traumatic back pain.
  2. Differentiate the “red flags” that should heighten the suspicion for serious pathology in the evaluation of back pain.
  3. Assess and differentiate both effective as well as disproved therapies in the treatment of back pain using the Cochrane Database.
  4. Specify potential pitfalls in the treatment and disposition of low back pain.

MODULE 6: Audio & Video – Trauma

  • Facial Trauma
  • Brain and Spine Trauma
  • Trauma Case Studies

Title: Emergency Medicine – Trauma: Facial Trauma; Brain and Spine Trauma; Trauma Case Studies
Faculty: Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C., Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A. and Michael A. Gibbs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2018
Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

TOPIC 1: Facial Trauma
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Perform both a rapid screen and a thorough evaluation of the patient with facial trauma.
  2. Outline the challenges in securing an airway in the patient with facial trauma.
  3. Describe the indication for different imaging procedures for facial trauma.
  4. Manage injuries to the soft tissues of the face (lips, tongue, eyelids…).

TOPIC 2: Brain and Spine Trauma
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate indications for ordering an imaging study in the assessment of neurological trauma.
  2. Determine the best study to order when clinically indicated for neurological trauma.
  3. Assess the stability or instability of spine fractures.

TOPIC 3: Trauma Case Studies
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  1. Specify and apply critical issues in the evaluation and management of the injured patient using a case-based format.
  2. Identify the essentials of early ED care for the trauma patient using a case-based approach.
  3. Discuss the “essentials” of the effective interfaculty trauma transfer.

Additional information

AMS - EM - Neurology: Neuromuscular Weakness; Syncope; Headache (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - EM - Orthopedics: Septic Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Neck Pain (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - EM - Pulmonary: Childhood Asthma; Pulmonary Nodules; Radiology of the Pleura (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - EM - Radiology: Stroke/Imaging; Ultrasound Basics; Upper Extremity Trauma (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - EM - Sports Medicine: Musculoskeletal Exam; Stress Fracture; Lower Back Pain (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

AMS - EM - Trauma: Facial Trauma; Brain and Spine Trauma; Trauma Case Studies (Download)

Format

Hardcopy, Download

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