Title: Emergency Medicine – Critical Care: Allergies/Anaphylaxis; Shock; Aortic Emergencies
Course ID: EMc1
Bryant Allen, M.D
Assistant Professor; Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charlotte, NC
Michael E. Winters, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.E.P.
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine; Vice Chair for Clinical and Administrative Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Deadly Allergies and Anaphylaxis. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM
1. Determine the clinical criteria for anaphylaxis using The World Allergy Organization guidelines.
2. Appraise the use of epinephrine in patients with anaphylaxis using evidence-based medicine.
3. Assess the role of second-line medications commonly used in the treatment of anaphylaxis.
4. Specify which patients with anaphylaxis require continued observation or admission.
TOPIC 2: Undifferentiated Shock…Making a Difference. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
1. Identify crucial pearls from the history and physical examination that identify patients who may be critically ill.
2. Discuss important initial management steps for the patient with signs of shock according to evidence-based medicine.
3. Implement a systematic approach to quickly identifying the cause of shock in critically ill patients.
TOPIC 3: Aortic Emergencies. Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM
1. Specify the pathophysiology and clinical presentations, and formulate ED management using evidence-based medicine of the following:
a. Abdominal aortic aneurysm,
b. Traumatic aortic disruption,
c. Essentials of aortic dissection.