New Acute Care Content Updates, Spring 2019

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Med-Challenger acute care content updates spring 2019

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)

Educational Objectives:

  • 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

Found in the following courses: (try any product free today!)
Med-Challenger EM
Med-Challenger ENP
Med-Challenger PA CAQ EM
Med-Challenger Urgent Care

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

Educational Objectives:

  • 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
Physician
MedExpress
Tampa, FL

Found in the following courses: (try any product free today!)
Med-Challenger EM
Med-Challenger ENP
Med-Challenger PA CAQ EM
Med-Challenger Urgent Care

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

Educational Objectives:

  • 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
Bozeman, MT

Found in the following courses: (try any product free today!)
Med-Challenger EM
Med-Challenger ENP
Med-Challenger PA CAQ EM
Med-Challenger Urgent Care

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

Educational Objectives:

  • 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
Emergency Physician
Yale-New Haven Health System
Bridgeport Hospital
New Haven, CT

Found in the following courses: (try any product free today!)
Med-Challenger EM
Med-Challenger ENP
Med-Challenger PA CAQ EM
Med-Challenger Urgent Care

Nervous System Disorders: Cranial Nerve 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

Educational Objectives:

  • 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

Found in the following courses: (try any product free today!)
Med-Challenger EM
Med-Challenger ENP
Med-Challenger PA CAQ EM
Med-Challenger Urgent Care

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