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

Pediatric Hematology Diseases Board Review Questions | CME Quick Quiz

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

pediatric hematology diseases quiz

A 7-year-old boy presents to you for evaluation of abdominal pain and rash that have been present for the past 2 days (see Figure 1). Figure 1. His past medical history is significant only for an upper respiratory infection the previous week. On physical examination, his vital signs are stable, but his abdomen is moderately tender, and his stool is … Read More

Geriatric Syndromes Board Review Questions | CME Quick Quiz

Scott Akin, MD, FAAFPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

Geriatric syndromes CME quiz

A 75-year-old man with well-controlled diabetes mellitus developed a laceration on his right lower extremity (see Figure). It happened 3 weeks ago. He tells you that he first noticed it after he got out of his car. Since then, he has been using soap and water to clean the wound. He has been applying topical antibiotic ointment and covering the … Read More

Burn Treatment Critical Care Board Review Questions | CME Quick Quiz

Kathryn Butler, MD, FACSEmergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

burn treatment CME quiz

A 46-year-old man weighing 85 kg with no past medical history is brought in by paramedics after sustaining extensive burn injuries in a brush fire. He was clearing brush in his yard when the blaze spread out of control and his clothing caught fire. By the time his family heard his cries and helped him extinguish the flames, he had … Read More

Against Medical Advice (AMA): Clinical Pearls Blog

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Medicine, Urgent Care

against medical advice AMA discharge

When a patient leaves against medical advice – or AMA, the patient is leaving before their treating physician recommends discharge or despite medical advice to the contrary. This definition implies the patient received and understood the medical advice given. In practice, the term “AMA” is often used regardless of whether medical advice was given or not.  Patients may lack the … Read More

Critical Care Pharmacology: Board Review Questions | CME Quick Quiz

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

critical care pharmacology board review questions quick quiz

Critical Care Pharmacology Case: A 62-year-old man with a history of hypertension has been complaining of abdominal pain for several weeks. He tells you that the pain is moderate in intensity and does not seem to be related to eating. He also had chills, but no fevers have been documented. You order computed tomography of the abdomen, which showed the … Read More

Trauma Resuscitation (ATLS): Board Review Questions

Kathryn Butler, MD, FACSEmergency Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

Trauma Resuscitation ATLS Review Questions

Trauma Resuscitation Case: A 56-year-old man is brought in by emergency medical services following extrication from his vehicle after a motor vehicle collision in which he was the unbelted driver. He was placed on a backboard with a cervical collar at the scene. In the ambulance, he was breathing spontaneously and had oxygen saturations in the low 90’s with the … Read More

Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disorders: Board Review Questions

Jennifer Williams, MDEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

hypertension, cardiovascular disorders quiz

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, but many are not aware of this fact. Test your knowledge of hypertension diagnosis and treatment with these board review questions, courtesy of Med-Challenger online medical education. Hypertension Case: A 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents to you complaining of intermittently occurring chest palpitations associated with some lightheadedness … Read More

Orthopedic Injuries: Free Board Review Questions

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

orthopedic injuries board review

Orthopedic injuries affecting bones and joints can be caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or sudden trauma from a fall or collision.  Dislocations, sprains, strains, fractures, ligament damage etc, all carry their own set of treatment challenges and potential complications. From the musculoskeletal point of view, the major complications of traumatic orthopedic injuries in are acute respiratory distress syndrome … Read More

Clinical Pearl Blog: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Urgent Care

Pearls in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy CIN AKI

Test your clinical knowledge with this clinical pearl of the month review question. A 78-year-old man with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease presents with substernal chest discomfort that radiates to the left arm and neck, present intermittently over a period of a day, with symptoms made worse by exertion. His EKG shows lateral S-T depression and T-wave inversion. … Read More