2021 Head Injury Guidelines for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

2021 Head injury Guidelines for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)

2021 Head Injury Guidelines for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): CaseThe American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) published a clinical practice statement in April 2021 addressing the risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage after a mild traumatic brain injury in patients taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs).  What does these 2021 head injury guidelines recommend with regards to routine repeat Head … Read More

Pediatric Head Trauma Guidelines – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Pediatric head trauma guidelines

Pediatric Head Trauma Guidelines for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: CaseThe Brain Trauma Foundation updated their guidelines for severe pediatric traumatic brain injury in 2019. To what degree do these guidelines replace the 2018 Advanced Life Support (ATLS) guidelines on all (mild and severe) traumatic pediatric brain injuries?Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, … Read More

2021 Opioid Cardiac Arrest Guidelines – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

2021 opioid cardiac arrest resuscitation

2021 Opioid Cardiac Arrest Guidelines Update from the AHA Regarding Use of Naloxone in Opioid-Related Cardiac Arrest ResuscitationThe AHA just updated its 2021 opioid cardiac arrest scientific statement to update/clarify the management of opioid-related cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), what is the role of naloxone when resuscitating a patient from opioid-related cardiac arrest?Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check … Read More

2021 NIH COVID-19 Influenza Co-infection Guidelines – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

2021 Opioid Cardiac Arrest Guidelines - Guideline Knowledge Check

Updated National 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines Address the Risk and Treatment of Co-infection with Influenza in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19This Guideline Knowledge Check reviews three sets of newly updated COVID-19 Guidelines (Coronavirus Treatment Guidelines) from the NIH address the risk and treatment of co-infection with influenza in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), how does … Read More

Three Sets of Newly Updated National COVID-19 Guidelines Mostly Agree in Their Recommendations – Where Do These COVID-19 Guidelines Currently Disagree – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Three Sets of Newly Updated COVID-19 Guidelines Mostly Agree in Their Recommendations... Where Do These COVID-19 Guidelines Currently Disagree?

Three Sets of Newly Updated COVID-19 Guidelines Mostly Agree in Their Recommendations… Where Do These COVID-19 Guidelines Currently Disagree?This Guideline Knowledge Check reviews three sets of newly updated COVID-19 Guidelines (Coronavirus Treatment Guidelines) from the NIH, WHO, and IDSA, as of December 2020, to identify the key differences between the respective COVID-19 treatment guidelines.Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from … Read More

New Advanced Life Support Guidelines Published in October 2020 by the American Heart Association (AHA) Introduce Some Key Changes to the Resuscitation of Children in Respiratory and/or Cardiorespiratory Arrest – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

New Advanced Life Support Guidelines Published in October 2020 by the American Heart Association (AHA) Introduce Some Key Changes to the Resuscitation of Children in Respiratory and/or Cardiorespiratory Arrest - Guideline Knowledge Check

New Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines, October 2020, by the American Heart Association (AHA) Introduce Key Changes to the Resuscitation of Children in Respiratory and/or Cardiorespiratory ArrestThis Guideline Knowledge Check reviews the new Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines (PALS Guidelines) published in October 2020 by the American Heart Association (AHA) that introduce a few key changes to the resuscitation of children in … Read More

Ophthalmic Side Effects of COVID-19 – A Novel Case from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Ophthalmic Side Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Ophthalmic Side Effects of COVID-19 – A Novel Case from the Coronavirus PandemicAs part of Med-Challenger’s Guideline Knowledge Check blog series, we sometimes like to address unusual cases where medical problems may become more prevalent given certain circumstances, like during a viral pandemic.  An increase in certain acute ophthalmic problems during the COVID-19 pandemic is a great example.  Try this … Read More

How COVID-19 Affects Patients with Asthma – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Covid-19 and Asthma - How Covid-19 Affects Patients with Asthma

How COVID-19 Affects Patients with AsthmaThis Guideline Knowledge Check reviews treatment guidelines for COVID-19 in patients with asthma.  A 2020 Pulmonology Advisor discusses a recent study on the effects of COVID-19 on asthma. How do the study’s data alter the care of patients with asthma who require admission for COVID-19?Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger … Read More

Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Imaging, Part 2 – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Kidney Imaging, Part 2 - Guideline Knowledge Check

Iodinated Contrast in  Emergency Imaging, Kidney Radiology – 2020 Guideline Update, Part 2New guidance regarding iodinated contrast in contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history.This is part two of our Guideline Knowledge Check regarding emergency kidney imaging.  A just released 2020 National Radiology / Kidney Consensus statement provides new guidance regarding contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal … Read More

Iodinated Contrast Guidelines 2020 Update for Emergency Imaging – Guideline Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

iodinated contrast guideline update

Iodinated Contrast in  Emergency Imaging, Kidney Radiology – 2020 Guideline UpdateNew guidance regarding iodinated contrast in contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history.Iodinated contrast is in the news. A just released 2020 National Radiology / Kidney Consensus statement provides new guidance regarding contrast-enhanced emergency imaging of patients with an abnormal renal history. What does this consensus statement recommend? Today’s Guideline … Read More