New Acute Care Medical Education Content Updates - Spring 2019
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Here's a listing of select Spring 2019 content updates and course enhancements now live in select Acute Care Med-Challenger online medical education products.
Traumatic Disorders: Geriatric Trauma
17 new questions with key learning points based on the latest edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice (9th ed., 2018) and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Student Course Manual (2018)
- Discuss pitfalls of vital signs to indicate shock in geriatric trauma.
- Identify clinical signs and symptoms concerning for elder abuse.
- Diagnose spinal cord injury in the absence of vertebral fractures.
- Describe the risk factors for traumatic brain injury in the elderly.
- Identify the morbidity and mortality associated with rib fractures among elderly patients.
- Outline the management of therapeutic anticoagulation in the elderly trauma patient.
- Examine the risks associated with falls among the geriatric population.
- Discuss the factors complicating intubation among elderly trauma patients.
- Summarize the considerations for trauma resuscitation in elderly patients.
- Recognize signs of occult hip fracture in the geriatric population.
Author: Andrea C. Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM
Law, Ethics, Professionalism: EMTALA
8 new questions with key learning points based on the latest edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed., 2018
- Identify health care professionals qualified to perform the medical screening examination and determine the existence of an emergency medical condition.
- Discuss valid reasons for refusal of hospital transfers under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
- Describe appropriate guidelines for medical screening examination in the emergency department setting.
- Define and summarize the guidelines of stabilization under the EMTALA.
- Discuss the obligations for a medical screening examination under the EMTALA.
- Outline the appropriate timing of collecting financial information from patients in the emergency department.
- Identify the patient populations covered by EMTALA.
- Summarize the guidelines for patient transfer under the EMTALA.
Author: Kimberly Collins, MD
Signs, Symptoms, and Presentations: Acute Vaginal Bleeding
9 new questions with key learning points based on the latest edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed., 2018
- Identify the causes of postpartum vaginal bleeding.
- List the antepartum causes of vaginal bleeding after the 20th week of pregnancy.
- Recognize the significance of an Rh negative mother during pregnancy.
- Describe the management of vaginal bleeding after the 20th week of pregnancy.
- Discuss the utility of the Kleihauer-Betke test when treating Rh-negative pregnant patients with possible uterine bleeding.
- List the necessary steps when treating hemodynamically unstable less than 20 weeks pregnant patients.
- Describe the management of threatened miscarriage before the 20th week of gestation.
- Describe the management of non-pregnant patients of child-bearing age who present with abnormal uterine bleeding.
- Discuss the quantifiable assessment of vaginal bleeding.
Author: Mary Drake, MD
Acute Care Physician
Montana State University Health Services
Nervous System Disorders: Central Nervous System Infections
11 new questions with key learning points based on the latest edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed., 2018
- Examine the signs and symptoms of neurosyphilis.
- Differentiate the treatment of brain abscess from that used in meningitis.
- Identify the cause of Mollaret syndrome.
- Appropriately treat encephalitis caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus.
- Describe the findings of cryptococcal meningitis.
- Diagnose amebic meningoencephalitis.
- Review common findings of leptomeningeal metastasis.
- Recognize the clinical findings of West Nile Virus meningitis.
- Interpret red blood cell findings in cerebrospinal fluid analysis.
- Describe the findings of Creutzfeldt–Jacob disease.
- Summarize the timing controversy surrounding imaging, lumbar puncture, and antibiotics in suspected cases of meningitis.
Author: Joseph Savage, DO, FAAEM, FACHE, FSCP, FAIHQ
Yale-New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT
Nervous System Disorders: Cranial Nerve Disorders
17 new questions with key learning points based on the latest edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed., 2018
- Discuss the importance of double-simultaneous stimulation test.
- Identify the standard screening test for the sensory function of cranial nerve V.
- Recognize the clinical signs of trigeminal neuralgia.
- Define the treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
- Describe disorders associated with peripheral cranial nerve lesions.
- Outline the treatment for Bell palsy.
- Identify signs and symptoms of vestibular schwannoma.
- Discuss the diagnostic test for vestibular schwannoma.
- Analyze the differential diagnosis of diabetic mononeuropathy.
- Outline the prognosis for diabetic cranial mononeuropathy.
- Recognize the symptoms and diagnostics associated with cerebral venous thrombosis.
- Describe the management for cerebral venous thrombosis.
- Identify disorders characterized by optic neuritis.
- Discuss treatment options for optic neuritis in patents with multiple sclerosis.
- Summarize the signs and symptoms of cranial nerve III lesion.
- List the signs and symptoms of a trochlear nerve lesion.
- Discuss the signs and symptoms of abducens nerve palsy.
Author: Andrea C. Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM
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