Emergency Medicine: Facial Trauma, Drug-Drug Interactions, Neuromuscular Weakness, Vertigo, Electrolytes

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5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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    Title: W-20220418-Emergency Medicine: Facial Trauma, Drug-Drug Interactions, Neuromuscular Weakness, Vertigo, Electrolytes

    Course ID: W-20220418-Emergency Medicine-1

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

    Original Release Date: July 1, 2022  Expiration Date: July 1, 2025

    TOPIC 1: Facial Trauma (Kravitz)

    Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, 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: Drug-Drug Interactions (DDIs) (Kravitz).

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

    1. Assess the scope of the problem of drug-drug interactions as it pertains to both the outpatient and emergency settings.
    2. Explore interactions between prescription and non-prescription medications and review their treatments in the context of the Beers Criteria.
    3. Review common drug-drug interactions and their complications commonly seen in the emergency room.

    TOPIC 3: Neuromuscular Weakness (Kravitz).

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

    1. Discriminate between various clinical entities causing neuromuscular weakness, including Guillain-Barre 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 4: As the World Turns: Peripheral Vertigo in the ED (Chang) .

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

    1. Illustrate the pathophysiology of benign positional vertigo.
    2. Differentiate the various diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients with peripheral vertigo.
    3. Discover how to perform various therapeutic maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, in the treatment of patients with benign positional vertigo.
    4. Identify treatment recommendations for vestibular neuritis using evidence-based medicine from NEJM.

    TOPIC 5: Electrolytes at Panic Levels (Chang) .

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

    1. Specify common ED causes of potassium and sodium abnormalities.
    2. Discriminate the various therapies used to treat hyperkalernia.
    3. Specify the indications to adminster hypertonic saline.