Title: Emergency Medicine – Must Know: High-Risk Abdomen; Post-Arrest Care; Urogenital Emergencies
Course ID: EMmk
Kenneth H. Butler, D.O.
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Associate Residency Director and Educational Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Bryant Allen, M.D.
Assistant Professor; Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charlotte, NC
Stephen Winters, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR EACH TOPIC:
TOPIC 1: The High-Risk Abdomen You Cannot Afford To Miss.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Identify clinical presentations and findings that should alert you to not being fooled by a negative test.
- Develop clinical strategies that will enable you to think outside the abdominal “black box.”
- Determine how one simple bedside test can save a life.
TOPIC 2: Post-Arrest Care
Upon completion of this session, using evidencebased medicine and clinical practice guidelines, to in the AHA CPR and emergency cardiovascular care, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM
- Develop goals for oxygenation and ventilation in the patient with return of spontaneous circulation following cardiac arrest.
- Identify the optimal mean arterial blood pressure in post-arrest patients.
- Employ appropriate use of targeted temperature management in post-arrest patients.
- Determine which post-arrest patients should be sent for emergent cardiac catheterization.
TOPIC 3: Urogenital Emergencies: Torsion & Priapism.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Describe the anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of priapism and torsion.
- Discuss the evaluation and potential causes of both high and low flow priapism.
- Discuss ED management considerations and guidelines for the treatment of priapism.
- Describe the evaluation and bedside reduction technique for testicular torsion, including recent clinical decision tools and transfer recommendations.