Trauma Resuscitation (ATLS): Board Review Questions

Kathryn Butler, MD, FACSEmergency Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

Trauma Resuscitation ATLS Review Questions

Trauma Resuscitation Case: A 56-year-old man is brought in by emergency medical services following extrication from his vehicle after a motor vehicle collision in which he was the unbelted driver. He was placed on a backboard with a cervical collar at the scene. In the ambulance, he was breathing spontaneously and had oxygen saturations in the low 90’s with the … Read More

CME Harvest Fall Sale – Save 15% on the best board review and CME courses thru 11/30

Med-ChallengerCompany News, Personal Education, Product News

Med-Challenger's CME Harvest Sale - The best Board Review on sale now.

Attention:  Special Coupon Code below. Enter code at checkout at challengercme.com/store.  Save 15% on any board review or CME course through 11/30.  All specialties. Save 20% or more on Med-Challenger PRO – everything in your specialty. With the leaves starting to fall and temperatures starting to go down (hopefully), many physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may look at their … Read More

Med-Challenger Releases Online Course and Question Editing Platform

Bob Sweeney, MS, DACompany News, Group Education, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Product News, Residency Programs

online course and question editing for schools and organizations

On September 19, 2019, Med-Challenger announced the release of new authoring tools allowing schools and training organizations to create courses and tests for its medical education platform.   Med-Challenger has introduced new custom authoring tools that allow customers to create their own stand-alone courses, as well as mix and merge the customer’s content with Challenger’s own courses.  The new authoring tools … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 54-year-old woman with attacks of pain, burning, and redness on hands and feet

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

diagnostic case - woman with pain, burning and redness on hands and feet

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 54-year-old woman presents with attacks of pain, burning, and redness of her hands and feet. Attacks appear suddenly, last for a half-hour to an hour and are quite disabling. They occur every 2-3 days, are not related to activity, and have been occurring for about two weeks. Interestingly, … Read More

Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disorders: Board Review Questions

Jennifer Williams, MDEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

hypertension, cardiovascular disorders quiz

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, but many are not aware of this fact. Test your knowledge of hypertension diagnosis and treatment with these board review questions, courtesy of Med-Challenger online medical education. Hypertension Case: A 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents to you complaining of intermittently occurring chest palpitations associated with some lightheadedness … Read More

Migraine Headache: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Nurse Practitioner

migraine headache guidelines

Let’s look at the current management of migraine headache guidelines. The 2017/2019 ACEP Guidance on Headaches addresses emergency department management of migraine (2017 expert summary) and severe headaches (2019 guideline). What is recommended regarding imaging patients who present with acute migraines that are different from their “usual” migraines? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. … Read More

Nurse Practitioner Practice: New Trends of the NP Practice and NP Programs

Robert V Anderson, Med-Challenger CEOCompany News, Group Education, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs

The nurse practitioner then and now - recent growth and future trends in NP practice and NP education

Nurse practitioner practice is one of the fastest growing segments in healthcare practice and healthcare education.  From BSN to NP to DNP, the number of graduated nurse practitioners is still outpaced by demand and NP programs are adopting new solutions to meeting demand – or they must turn away qualified candidates every year.  In this article, we’ll look at the … Read More

Orthopedic Injuries: Free Board Review Questions

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

orthopedic injuries board review

Orthopedic injuries affecting bones and joints can be caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or sudden trauma from a fall or collision.  Dislocations, sprains, strains, fractures, ligament damage etc, all carry their own set of treatment challenges and potential complications. From the musculoskeletal point of view, the major complications of traumatic orthopedic injuries in are acute respiratory distress syndrome … Read More

Stroke During Pregnancy: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Nurse Practitioner

Stroke During Pregnancy Clinical Guideline Knowledge Check

Let’s look at the current stroke during pregnancy guidelines. The 2018 AHA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines have replaced the familiar list of “relative contraindications to IV alteplase” with “additional recommendations for IV alteplase.”  So, what is recommended for treating ischemic stroke during pregnancy – one of the previous relative contraindications to fibrinolysis? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger … Read More