Med-Challenger’s American Board of Emergency Medicine Certification review makes it easy to maintain emergency medicine board certification.

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Product News

emergency medicine certification review updates

On October 6th, 2019, Med-Challenger announced the release of fourth quarter updates to it’s best-selling ABEM Emergency Medicine ConCert & Certification reviews.  The new updates (listed below) are available immediately.   “This release contains significant new material across many of the topics covered by the EM model, “ said Robert V. Anderson, CEO of Challenger Corporation.  “It represents the result of … Read More

CPR Length After Thrombolytics for PE: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Nurse Practitioner

rTPA and CPR Length After Thrombolytics in PE

The 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) follows the previous ESC Guidelines focusing on the clinical management of pulmonary embolism (PE), published in 2000, 2008, and 2014, however, new data have extended or modified the knowledge in respect of the optimal diagnosis, assessment, and treatment … Read More

Emergency Medicine Boards Survival Guide: How To Best Prepare for Your ABEM Board Exams

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Personal Education

how to prepare for emergency medicine boards

It’s time to prepare for emergency medicine boards, and you’re wondering where to begin … Let us help you with that! This fast and dirty emergency medicine study guide is full of tips, tricks, and valuable insight into the art of emergency medicine board prep and the inner-workings of the exam itself. After all, this is the only thing standing … Read More

Migraine Headache: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Nurse Practitioner

migraine headache guidelines

Let’s look at the current management of migraine headache guidelines. The 2017/2019 ACEP Guidance on Headaches addresses emergency department management of migraine (2017 expert summary) and severe headaches (2019 guideline). What is recommended regarding imaging patients who present with acute migraines that are different from their “usual” migraines? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. … Read More

Stroke During Pregnancy: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Nurse Practitioner

Stroke During Pregnancy Clinical Guideline Knowledge Check

Let’s look at the current stroke during pregnancy guidelines. The 2018 AHA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines have replaced the familiar list of “relative contraindications to IV alteplase” with “additional recommendations for IV alteplase.”  So, what is recommended for treating ischemic stroke during pregnancy – one of the previous relative contraindications to fibrinolysis? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Pediatric Head Trauma

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Head Trauma guidelines

Since 2018, The Advanced Trauma Life Support Guidelines incorporate the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) criteria for brain imaging after pediatric head trauma. What are the salient PECARN points regarding pediatric head trauma? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Severe Hypertension in the Emergency Department

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

current medical guidelines severer hypertension in the ER

Two current (2017/2018) Hypertension Guidelines conflict in their definition and management of chronic hypertension. Do they also conflict in their recommendations for acute severe hypertension? Stay in step with current national guidelines with 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. A 76 year old, healthy … Read More

Free Board Review Questions, CME Quiz – Acute Renal Failure

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acute renal failure boards questions

This week’s FREE CME Quick Quiz offers free nephrology / urology board review questions.  Topics include: acute renal failure and more.  Here’s a sample… A 44-year-old woman presents to you with increasing confusion and lethargy. Her symptoms began approximately 24 hours prior to her presentation according to the patient’s husband. The patient is unable to appropriately answer questions. Vital signs … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – EM Inflammatory Disorders

Kathryn Butler, MD, FACSEM Questions of the Week, ENP Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, PA Question of the Week, Question of the Week, Urgent Care Question of the Week

emergency-inflammatory-disorders-board-review-questions

This week’s FREE CME Quick Quiz offers free inflammatory disorders board review questions.  Topics include: abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders, acute appendicitis, female pelvic pathology, and more.  Here’s a sample… A 27-year-old woman presents to you complaining of several days of lower abdominal pain with associated dysuria and vaginal discharge. She has experienced minimal nausea but no vomiting or anorexia. Her … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Infant with Brief Apneic Event

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine

ALTE BRUE guidelines knowledge check

The 2016 American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) Guidelines changed both the terminology and management of apparent life-threatening episodes (ALTE) in infants. Do you know the most recent guidelines for the management of infants with ALTE? Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine … Read More