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 experience anaphylaxis … Read More

White Blood Cell Counts, WBC Count Fine Points – Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

White blood cell counts - what you might not know about WBC counts

White Blood Cell Counts – Clinical Knowledge GapsWhen You Might Not Know About WBC CountsWhite blood cell counts serve three purposes… The most important purpose of WBC counts is to determine at the time of presentation, whether the counts are elevated or reduced when evaluating a patient with an acute illness. Secondly, the white blood cell counts serve to monitor … Read More

Imaging for Concussion, When to Image the Brain – Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

imaging for concussion - using the glasgow coma score to know when to image the brain

Imaging for Concussion – Clinical Knowledge GapsWhen to Image the Brain in Cases of Head Injury or Suspected ConcussionClinical guidelines should never be followed so rigidly that unique, medically important information of an individual patient is ignored in order to retrofit the patient to the guidelines. However, it is helpful to be aware of the more common and less substantiated … Read More

Best CME Budget Deals – How to Get the Most From Your CME Budget, CME Allowance and Spend Your CME Dollars Wisely

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Urgent Care

best use of your cme budget - summer cme sale and cme deals

How to Get the Most Out of Your CME Budget or CME Allowance: Best CME DealsSo, you have CME dollars to spend before they go ‘poof?’  Let’s take a look at the best CME budget deals available so you can spend your CME allowance most wisely.Many physicians, even some nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are lucky enough to have a … Read More

Fit For Duty? The Importance of Sound Mindedness in Clinical Practice

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

sound mindedness in clinical practice

Fit For Duty? The Importance of Sound Mindedness in Clinical PracticeIn a previous post we discussed cognitive bias and how our mind’s own natural way of thinking can lead us into mental traps. In that post we also noted another kind of vulnerability—cognitive deficits that also can impact our ability to make appropriate medical decisions. In this post I’d like … 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 ImagingThe American College of Chest Physicians 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 … Read More

Getting Back to Medical Education Amidst COVID-19

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Getting back to normalcy and continuing medical education amidst covid-19

Getting Back to Continuing Medical Education Amidst the COVID-19 PandemicI’ve been swamped by the pandemic, but I’m reclaiming a bit of normalcy by resuming my continuing medical education.For the past month and a half, it seems like my hospital campus, including both the acute care hospital and outpatient clinic, have been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. It has been an … Read More

Med-Challenger Spring 2020 Content Updates: New Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19, SARS-COV-2) and More Recently Added

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSCompany News, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Coronavirus updates and more in Med-Challenger's spring CME content update, coronavisur cme amd over 100 more updates

Coronavirus Updates, Recent Guidelines, and New CME Updates Added to Med-ChallengerMed-Challenger continues to update its best board review and CME courses faster than anyone.Med-Challenger is one of the few board review and continuing education providers that maintains it’s own peer-reviewed medical education content library.  Thanks to practicing clinical experts across all major medical specialties and levels, Med-Challenger is able to … Read More

Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, Med-Challenger Medical Education Introduces New Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course

Med-ChallengerCompany News, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Med-Challenger Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course for Healthcare Workers for Hand Washing Training

Med-Challenger Introduces New Hand Hygiene Compliance CME Course Amidst the COVID-19 PandemicHand Hygiene Course Promotes Critical Compliance with W.H.O. “My 5 Moments” Hand Hygiene GuidelinesChallenger Corporation, commonly known as Med-Challenger – one of the country’s most prominent online medical education companies, has announced the launch of a new hand hygiene continuing medical education (CME) course – “Maximizing Hand Hygiene Effectiveness.”  … 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 PandemicWhat 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 recommendations … Read More