Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy

David BeardEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still Remain

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still RemainKnowledge Gap Medical News BriefA study was published this month on knowledge gaps in pain management for primary care providers, covering over 5,500 clinicians – including physicians, APRN’s, RN’s, pharmacists, and physician assistants. It is a long study, conducted by a major Continuing Medical Education firm (Rockpointe), but well worth the … Read More

Point of Care Ultrasound Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

David BeardEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Point-of-Care Ultrasound News - Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Growth, Promise, and Pitfalls of POCUSPoint of Care Ultrasound News BriefClinical procedural use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is expanding rapidly. Currently, expectations are for point of care ultrasound equipment sales to double every 7 to 8 years. The broader equipment base, and rapid adoption, have often outstripped insurance and Medicare reimbursement, as well as certification and appropriate use. … Read More

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID Hit

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

Healthcare Employment Down Since COVID Hit

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID HitSince COVID-19 hit, healthcare employment is down.We circulate a lot of articles around Challenger, mostly dealing with medical education, technology in education, certification changes, and – did I mention medical education?  Today’s medical news brief looks at healthcare employment figures and trends since the pandemic. One article that gave us pause started with a … Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic imaging

AI in Medical Diagnostic ImagingArtificial intelligence continues to make strides in medical imaging and diagnostics of certain conditions, such as breast cancer.A number of years back, Challenger attended an IBM Watson conference.  The AI demonstration they were giving at the time was a Watson machine trained to identify basal cell carcinoma from high resolution imaging. They were interested in whether … Read More

Is It COVID Misinformation? Clinicians Under Scrutiny for Spreading COVID Misinformation

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

COVID Misinformation

Is It COVID Misinformation?Clinicians who spread COVID misinformation are coming under increased scrutiny by medical boardsThe news this week is filled with articles about the FSMB, specialty society, AMA, and ABMS organizational statements about certification and licensure for physicians “spreading misinformation.” We’ve put together the latest news on the subject… There’s the ground-up personalization article from NPR, which starts with … Read More

Summer CME Sale, New Content Updates from Med-Challenger, July 2021

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Summer Board Review Sale and New Content Updates - July 2021

Summer CME Sale and New Content Updates: July 2021Save 25% on 2021-2022 Board Review Bundles, New CME Courses, and More During Our Summer CME Sale.Med-Challenger has introduced a swath of new July 2021 content updates to its best-selling board review courses and CME requirement courses for physicians, nurses, PA’s and more.  These latest 2021 CME content updates include fast-changing medical … Read More

Spring CME Sale, New Content Updates from Med-Challenger, April 2021

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

2021 Board Review and Spring CME Sale - New Content Updates from Med-Challenger April 2021

Content Updates: April 2021Plus, Save 20% on 2021 Board Review, New CME Courses, and More During Our Spring CME Sale.Med-Challenger has introduced a swath of new April 2021 content updates to its best-selling board review courses and CME requirement courses for physicians, nurses, PA’s and more.  These latest 2021 CME content updates include fast-changing medical topics, new maintenance of certification … Read More

New Content Updates from Med-Challenger, January 2021

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Content Updates from Med-Challenger Medical Education: January 2021

Content Updates: January 2021Med-Challenger Content Updates include 2021 Board Review, New CME Courses, and Free Board Review Question BanksMed-Challenger has introduced all new 2021 board review courses and several new CME courses for physicians, nurses, PA’s and more.  These new 2021 CME content updates include fast-changing medical topics, new maintenance of certification processes, and other hard-to-find CME course topics.    … Read More

Stroke Presentation, Workup, and Treatment Content and Platform Updates from Med-Challenger, Summer 2020

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Stroke Presentation, Work Up and Treatment content updates, Med-Challenger 2020 Summer Content and Platform Updates

New Stroke Presentation, Workup, and Treatment Guidelines, New Content and Platform UpdatesMed-Challenger Content and Platform Updates, Summer 2020New Stroke Presentation, Workup, and Treatment GuidelinesMed-Challenger is excited to announce updates of our Stroke Presentation, Workup, and Treatment materials to incorporate the most recent recommendations from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recommendations. Shortly after the 2018 publication of … Read More