Clinical Pearl of the Month – Identify and Treat Tinea Capitis

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant

Tinea Capitis Case

A 10-Year-Old Boy with an Itchy Scalp and Patches of Hair LossIdentify and Treat Tinea Capitis Pearls of Wisdom Q&A Case Tinea capitis is a dermatological condition most common in children. It is caused by a fungal infection of the hair and scalp caused by dermatophyte fungi.  Let’s take a look at this tinea capitis case and see if you … 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 Practice In 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 … 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

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 … 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 … 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 Guidelines Challenger 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 … 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

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

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