Acute Sinusitis: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Medicine, Urgent Care

acute sinusitis guidelines check

Sinusitis and rhinosinusitis refer to inflammation in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) lasts less than four weeks. The most common etiology of ARS is a viral infection associated with the common cold. Distinguishing acute viral rhinosinusitis related to colds and influenza-like illnesses from bacterial infection is a frequent challenge to the primary care clinician. Acute rhinosinusitis … Read More

CPR Length After Thrombolytics for PE: Guidelines Knowledge Check

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

rTPA and CPR Length After Thrombolytics in PE

The 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) follows the previous ESC Guidelines focusing on the clinical management of pulmonary embolism (PE), published in 2000, 2008, and 2014, however, new data have extended or modified the knowledge in respect of the optimal diagnosis, assessment, and treatment … 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

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

Know Your Guidelines – Pediatric Head Trauma

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Head Trauma guidelines

Since 2018, The Advanced Trauma Life Support Guidelines incorporate the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) criteria for brain imaging after pediatric head trauma. What are the salient PECARN points regarding pediatric head trauma? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Severe Hypertension in the Emergency Department

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

current medical guidelines severer hypertension in the ER

Two current (2017/2018) Hypertension Guidelines conflict in their definition and management of chronic hypertension. Do they also conflict in their recommendations for acute severe hypertension? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. A 76 year old, healthy … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Infant with Brief Apneic Event

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine

ALTE BRUE guidelines knowledge check

The 2016 American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) Guidelines changed both the terminology and management of apparent life-threatening episodes (ALTE) in infants. Do you know the most recent guidelines for the management of infants with ALTE? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

Check your knowledge of acute ischemic stroke guidelines

The 2018 AHA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines contain more recommendations than ever regarding brain imaging and initial medical/invasive treatment choices. Try the review question below and find out how these guidelines affect ischemic stroke care.  Learn what’s recently changed and what has not changed regarding early treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. A 32-year old man presents from a rehabilitation facility with acute dyspnea and mild hypoxia. He … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Sepsis Resuscitation Fluids?

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. An 88-year-old man presents with a significant change in mental status. Urinalysis is positive for leukocyte … Read More