Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
Title: Emergency Medicine – Cardiology and Vascular Medicine: ECGs; Vascular Imaging; Coagulopathy
Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D.; Joel Kravitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.R.C.P.S.C.; and Gregary D. Marhefka, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2016 Review Date: July 1, 2017 Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
TOPIC 1: ECGs that Primary Care Practitioners Cannot Miss.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize subtle tachyarrhythmias.
- Recognize subtle bradyarrhythmias.
- Recognize potentially life threatening ECG morphologies.
- Recognize subtle STEMI patterns.
TOPIC 2: Vascular Imaging: Carotids, Aorta and More.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Design an evidence based algorithm for integrating CT angiography into evaluation of patients with suspected carotid stenosis.
- Select appropriate tests to order for patients with suspected acute aortic syndromes.
- Integrate modern CT angiographic techniques into evaluation of suspected visceral and peripheral artery disease.
TOPIC 3: Coagulopathy in the ER: All Bleeding Stops Eventually.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Differentiate different patterns of coagulopathy that present to the ED.
- Develop an evaluation and treatment plan for non-traumatic bleeding disorders in the ED, including hemophilia, TTP, ITP and others.
- Outline the rationale and indications for the use of blood products used in the treatment of the bleeding patient.
- Discuss some of the newer anticoagulation agents used today, such as Prasugrel (Effient) and Dabigatran (Pradaxa).