Don’t Forget ABEM’s LLSA 2017 Expiration Date (April 1, 2020) while Submerged in the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMCompany News, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Personal Education, Product News, Urgent Care

LLSA 2017 is expiring soon!

Don’t forget ABEM’s LLSA 2017 expiration date (April 1, 2020) while submerged in the Coronavirus Pandemic!The 2017 lifelong learning and self-assessment (LLSA) exam will be retired on April 1st, 2020. Amidst the extra demand placed on emergency physicians during the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to overlook the looming American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) deadline for the 2017 lifelong … Read More

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified Clinicians

Paul Griner, MD, MACPClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs, Urgent Care

tips for a successful early clinical career and starting clinical practice

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified CliniciansHow to get off to a good start in your clinical practice. Completion of residency or fellowship training is an important step in one’s early clinical career.  Equally important is getting off to a good start in your chosen branch of medicine once you have completed training. … Read More

Online Board Review and CME Has Never Been More Appropriate Than Now

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online board review

Online Board Review has never been more appropriate than now.With the cancellation of live conferences and everyone practicing social distancing to help prevent coronavirus transmission, online education is the best option. You’ve probably already received emails from the CEO of every product vendor you’ve ever bought from or come in contact regarding the steps that company is taking internally to … 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

Learning Is Not Just Retention – Complex Questions vs Learning Questions: How We Remember and Why Question Types Matter

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Learning and retention

Learning, the acquisition and retention of the information that helps us navigate the world, is simple as a concept. The actual psychological process of it, however, is intricate and complex. Before talking about how we retain and learn materials, it is important to recognize that retention is just one part of learning, and that other components such as meaning, perception of … Read More

The Big Miss: Cognitive Bias and the Problem of Misdiagnosis

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

cognitive bias and misdiagnosis

The problem of cognitive bias and its important role in misdiagnosis is well documented. The phenomenon of cognitive bias can take several forms and affects the capacity of both new clinicians and seasoned professionals. A consensus is emerging that clinicians need to be aware of cognitive biases and practice educational and clinical strategies to reduce the effects of cognitive bias … 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

What’s the Easiest FNP Exam to Pass? The AANP Exam or the ANCC Exam?

Mary Alice O'Brien, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Personal Education

what's the easiest FNP exam to pass? AANP or ANCC, which his easier?

There are two exams that an aspiring Family Nurse Practitioner seeking certification can take – the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s FNP exam (the AANP exam) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (the ANCC exam).  Given the amount of time, money, and energy that goes into taking one of these exams, it’s only natural that FNP students would look to … Read More

POCUS, Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A New Paradigm in Clinical Medicine

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

POCUS Point of care ultrasound, why to know it, and how to learn it

If you haven’t heard about POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) by now you must have been stranded on a deserted island, but if you’re just now back home and starting to get your wits about you, it’s time to get your knowledge base up to speed on this important technology. POCUS is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. The first thing you need … Read More

Spring 2020 Platform Update – New Features: Notes, Bookmarks and Favorites, Improved UI, and New Reports

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Spring 2020 Update and New Features

Med-Challenger has released it’s Spring 2020 Update introducing new features and improvements to our leading medical education and e-learning platform.  This release introduces Notes, Bookmarks, Favorites, new report exports, and a host of user interface improvements for users and program administrators. Med-Challenger has the distinct advantage of over 25 years in online education in the medical community.  We house and … Read More