Board Review Questions of the Week – Acute Coronary Syndrome

Adam WandermanEM Questions of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week

Med-Challenger, Free Board Review Questions, Question of the Week, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiovascular Disorders, electrocardiography, ST elevation

A 58-year-old man presents with chest pain consistent with an acute coronary syndrome. Electrocardiography (ECG) is obtained (see Figure). Figure. Reproduced from Life in the Fastlane. Left main occlusion. You think that the patient is a candidate for coronary artery bypass surgery instead of an emergent percutaneous coronary intervention because of the findings you observe on ECG. What finding on … Read More

Release Announcement: Updated PA CAQ – EM Course for 2019

Kelly SeagravesPersonal Education

Med-Challenger, PA CAQ EM

The Certificate of Added Qualifications in Emergency Medicine, or PA CAQ EM, is a specialty credential that physician assistants can earn to demonstrate they have experience, skills and knowledge in emergency medicine. Med-Challenger, the leader in online medical education, has released a new, fully updated version of our Med-Challenger PA CAQ – EM program that closely follows the NCCPA Emergency … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 54-year-old man with fever and lumps on his hands

Kelly SeagravesBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Medical News

Med-Challenger, Bedside Diagnostic Challenger, Bedside Diagnostic Skills, Internal Medicine, Medical Blog, Medical News

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. A 54-year-old man presents to his physician’s office with the complaint of fever of 2 weeks duration. His temperature has varied between 101° F and 103° F. He has had no chills, … Read More

Introducing the Med-Challenger Bedside Diagnostic Challenge Blog Series

Kelly SeagravesBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Medical News

Med-Challenger, Bedside Diagnostic Challenger, Bedside Diagnostic Skills, Medical Blog, Medical News

Med-Challenger, the leader in online medical education, has introduced a new clinical blog series written by practicing physician educators aimed at re-establishing and improving physician bedside diagnostic skills. Subscribe to Med-Challenger’s Medical Education blog for free diagnostic case challenges! Subscribe to Med-Challenger’s Medical Education blog for free diagnostic case challenges! Med-Challenger’s new Bedside Diagnostic Challenge blog series is designed to … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Xanthoma

Adam WandermanIM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week

Med-Challenger, Free Board Review Questions, Question of the Week, Xanthoma, Lipid Profile, Lipid Disorder, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertriglyceridemia

A 35-year-old woman with no known long-term medical conditions presents to you for her annual physical examination. She does not have any symptoms. She denies smoking, alcohol use, or using illicit drugs. She does not have a family history of coronary artery disease at a young age. Her vital signs are: blood pressure 125/80 mm Hg, pulse 75 beats/minute, respiratory … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Drowning with Cardiac Arrest

Kelly SeagravesEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

Emergency Medicine Guidelines, Med-Challenger, Andrea Eberly, Ventricular Fibrillation

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. Has the resuscitation of a person in drowning-related cardiac arrest recently changed? Yes or No? Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. To … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Sexually Transmitted Infections

Adam WandermanFM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, PA Question of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week

Med-Challenger, Free Board Review Questions, Question of the Week, Sexually Transmitted Infections, STI

A 22-year-old woman presents with vaginal discharge that she has had for several weeks. On examination, you note purulent discharge from the os of the cervix and a friable cervix. She is minimally tender on bimanual examination, is not febrile, and she has a normal white blood cell count. You collect swabs of the discharge to test for chlamydia and … Read More

Author Spotlight: Dr. Scott J. Akin, Family Medicine

Kelly SeagravesFamily Medicine, Personal Education

Med-Challenger Medical Education Author Spotlight

Med-Challenger has been producing high-quality medical education products for over 25 years. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that accurate, up-to-date content is king. Given the fact that medicine is constantly changing, so too must our content. To achieve that ongoing quality objective, it takes specialized knowledge, experience, talent, and commitment from the best medical educators available today. Today … Read More

Top Medical Education Conferences – October 2018

Kelly SeagravesCompany News

Here you’ll find a list of the top October 2018 medical conferences Med-Challenger will be attending including event dates, locations, event website links, and the booth number where our representatives will be, respectively. If you’re attending any of the conferences below, be sure to stop by and say hi. We’d love to answer any questions or provide a custom demonstration … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Cervical Ripening Agents

Adam WandermanOBGYN Question of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week

Med-Challenger, Question of the Week, Free Board Review Questions, Medical Education

A 30-year-old gravida 1 para 0 woman presents at 41 weeks of gestation for induction of labor. She has no significant medical or surgical history, and her pregnancy has been uncomplicated. On vaginal examination, her cervix is unfavorable. Fetal status is reassuring. Before starting this patient’s induction, how should you counsel her regarding different agents for cervical ripening? Misoprostol, dinoprostone, … Read More