Guideline Knowledge Check – 2020 National Anaphylaxis Practice Parameters

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

2020 national anaphylaxis practice parameters update

Anaphylaxis – 2020 National Practice Parameter UpdateThe guidelines for systematic review, and grading ofrecommendations, assessment, developmentand evaluation (GRADE) analysis of anaphylaxis have been updated. Stay in step with current national guidelines. Subscribe to 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. As many as 5% of people … Read More

Guideline Knowledge Check – ACCP COVID-19 Guidelines for COVID-19 Imaging

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

Guideline Knowledge Check - ACCP COVID-19 Guidelines for COVID-19 Imaging

ACCP Guidelines for COVID-19 ImagingACCP Consensus Panel Statement on When and How to Acquire COVID-19 Imaging. Imaging COVID-19 is an important part of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, but is there a recommended method of COVID-19 imaging? An international panel of physicians experienced in treating adult patients with COVID-19 has developed recommendations for the use of chest imaging (x-ray or computed … Read More

COVID-19 Guidelines for Coronavirus SARS CoV-2: 2020 CDC SARS-CoV-2 Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

COVID-19 guidelines, 2020 CDC coronavirus guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 management guidelines

2020 CDC COVID-19 Guidelines Knowledge CheckManagement Guidelines for Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 Pandemic What do the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state about disinfecting a hospital room that was occupied by a patient with COVID-19 infection? The 2020 CDC Guidelines contain new information for healthcare professionals about the COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic. This guideline knowledge check provides up-to-date comprehensive … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Ticks and Tickborne Diseases

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

tickborne disease clinical pearl of the month from Med-Challenger

Tickborne Disease in a 53-year-old WomanTicks and Tick-borne Disease Clinical Pearls of Wisdom Q&A Case Tickborne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and many others according to the CDC. It is important for physicians to consider these illnesses when patients present with influenza-like symptoms. Early, accurate diagnosis allows … Read More

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Board Review Questions: CME Quick Quiz

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

endocrine disorders and metabolic disorders CME quiz

Endocrine and Metabolic DisordersFree Board Review Questions CME Quiz The endocrine system is responsible for regulating a range of bodily functions through the release of hormones. Hormones are secreted by the glands of the endocrine system, traveling through the bloodstream to various organs and tissues in the body. The hormones then tell these organs and tissues what to do or … Read More

Ischemic Stroke Guideline Changes: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

ischemic stroke guideline update

This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.Audiences for this ischemic stroke guideline update are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators. This new guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations. Stay in step with current national guidelines. Subscribe to Med-Challenger … Read More

Dysrhythmias Board Review Questions: CME Quick Quiz

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

dysrhythmias board review questions CME quick quiz

Dysrhythmias are found in a vast range of conditions and may be defined in a number of ways, including by site of origin (e.g., supraventricular, ventricular, atrial), mechanism of disturbance (e.g., fibrillation, automaticity, reentry or triggered activity), rate of disturbance (e.g., tachycardia, bradycardia) and electrocardiogram appearance (e.g., long QT syndrome). Dysrhythmias may be acute or chronic, and some (especially ventricular … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Preeclampsia, High Risk Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

preclampsia prevention

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both you and your baby. If you … Read More

Flu Guidelines Update, New CDC Recommendation for Providers in Patients with Flu-Like Symptoms: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

flu guidelines regarding patients with flu-like symptoms CDC recommendations EVALI

A large number of patients will be presenting to healthcare facilities with flu-like respiratory symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, and weight loss, during the winter season who may not meet criteria for hospital admission.  It may not be the flu. What follows is a guide to red flags in … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Tremor and Tremor Differentiation

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

tremor - 55 year old woman with tremor

Tremor consists of alternating contractions of agonist and antagonist muscles in an oscillating, rhythmic manner. Tremor may also be characterized based on distribution, frequency, amplitude, and related neurologic dysfunction.The first step in the evaluation of a patient with tremor is to categorize the tremor based on its activation condition, topographic distribution, and frequency. The diagnosis of tremor is based on … Read More