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

New Acute Care Content Updates, Spring 2019

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Med-Challenger acute care content updates spring 2019

One of the biggest benefits of owning Med-Challenger is that your education investments continue to provide you with the most current information for your medical practice and board certification maintenance needs. After all, practice continues – board exams or not. Here’s a listing of select Spring 2019 content updates and course enhancements now live in select Acute Care Med-Challenger online … Read More

New Primary Care Content Updates, Spring 2019

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Med-Challenger primary care content updates spring 2019

One of the biggest benefits of owning Med-Challenger is that your education investments continue to provide you with the most current information for your medical practice and board certification maintenance needs. After all, practice continues – board exams or not. Here’s a listing of select Spring 2019 content updates and course enhancements now live in select Primary Care Med-Challenger online … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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

Check your knowledge of acute ischemic stroke guidelines

The 2018 AHA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines contain more recommendations than ever regarding brain imaging and initial medical/invasive treatment choices. Try the review question below and find out how these guidelines affect ischemic stroke care.  Learn what’s recently changed and what has not changed regarding early treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Pediculosis

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearl of the Month, Medical News

Clinical pearls of the month

Test your clinical knowledge with this clinical pearl of the month review question. A 5-year-old girl has been frequently scratching her scalp and has been complaining of severe pruritus. She is otherwise healthy, has had no major medical problems, and has no allergies. She was noted to have lice by her kindergarten teacher during the school day. Examination of the … Read More

Important Issues Facing Urgent Care Centers Today

Med-ChallengerMedical News, Urgent Care

There is no medical practice area in the United States changing quite as fast as Urgent Care. Faced with competitive pressures, saturation, consolidation, payor contracts, consumer benefits management and hospitals entering (and leaving) the market, staff training is just another issue they face. It’s not all negative. Urgent Care centers are seeing positive benefits from the growth of high deductible … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism

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

Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

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. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. A 32-year old man presents from a rehabilitation facility with acute dyspnea and mild hypoxia. He … Read More

AANP vs ANCC – Understanding the Two Types of FNP Board Certification

Med-ChallengerMedical News, Nurse Practitioner, Personal Education

AANP vs ANCC Certification

Here are the differences between the two FNP Certification exams: The sports adage “practice like you play because you will play like you practice” is just as true when it comes to getting ready for the boards. Make sure the review course you choose to prepare for the boards uses practice questions like you’ll see on the actual exam and … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 44-year-old woman with leg and ankle pain

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Internal Medicine, Medical News

Bedside Diagnostic Skills Challenge on chest pain

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 44-year-old woman presents with the complaint of pain in her lower legs and ankles for the past two months. Her past medical history and review of systems is benign and she … Read More