Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Myocardial Infarction

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Free board review question of the week on Myocardial Infarction

A 56-year-old woman presents to you with new-onset chest pain. For the last year, she tells you that she has a pacemaker for “a heart block”. Her vitals are stable, her past medical history is otherwise benign, and cardiac biomarkers are pending. She is visiting from another state, and you are unable to access her prior electrocardiographic ECG results. ECG … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Antiseizure Medication

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Free board review question of the week on seizures

A 23-year-old woman presents to you after having experienced a seizure 2 hours ago, her second such seizure in 1 year. Her first seizure was followed by a comprehensive evaluation and no underlying etiology could be identified. As is standard practice after a single seizure with no known cause, she was not started on an antiseizure medication. This second seizure … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Constipation

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Free board review question of the week on Constipation

A male neonate presents with vomiting, colic, and failure to pass stool. You order abdominal radiography. Figure 1 (left) is the supine view, and Figure 2 (right) is a contrast enema study. Figures 1 and 2. What is the diagnosis based on these radiographic findings? bowel obstruction Identify bowel obstruction as a possible cause for constipation in a neonate. Bowel … Read More

Internal Medicine Boards Survival Guide: How To Best Prepare for IM Boards

Kelly SeagravesInternal Medicine, Personal Education

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It’s time to prepare for internal medicine boards, and you’re wondering where to begin … Let us help you with that! This internal medicine exam study guide is full of tips, tricks, and valuable insight into the art of internal medicine board prep and the inner-workings of the exam itself. Follow these steps and you’ll likely pass – and with … Read More

12 Tips for Avoiding Opioid-related Prescription Trouble

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Opioid Prescription Best Practices

Your medical license is likely your most valuable – and expensive – investment. Don’t lose it by taking needless risks that could result in the diversion of prescription drugs to illegitimate use. Understand the laws designed to prevent diversion, know how the government investigates and prosecutes it, and apply practical steps you can take right now to stay on the … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Respiratory Failure

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Free board review question of the week on respiratory failure

A 54-year-old man is involved in a moderate-speed motor vehicle collision. Upon evaluation, you find that he has several rib fractures, but he has no evidence of pneumothorax, hemothorax, or flail chest (clinically or via plain x-ray). You prescribe him oxygen as well as medication to relieve his pain; you also decide to admit him for observation. Approximately 8 hours … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Hypothermia

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free board review question of the week Hypothermia

A 23-year-old woman is found with a suicide note on a park bench in the winter with a core body temperature of 82.4°F. During transfer from the ambulance to the hospital gurney, her cardiac monitor suddenly demonstrates the following (see Figure). Figure. What is the most appropriate therapy? A single attempt of regular energy defibrillation followed by active core rewarming; … Read More

ABEM LLSA Articles

Kelly SeagravesEmergency Medicine, Personal Education

ABEM LLSA articles

Emergency medicine maintenance of certification requirements (EM MOC) include successful completion of annual ABEM Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (LLSA) exams on a set of journal articles designated by the ABEM. Tracking down these articles is a pain. Then you have to read them all and prep for an exam over the content. The best EM LLSA prep plan for handling your … Read More

Release Announcement: Updated PA CAQ – EM Course for 2019

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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

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Perinatal Mortality

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Free board review question of the week on perinatal mortality

A 20-year-old, gravida 1 para 0 woman presents to you at 42 weeks of gestation with complaints of contractions. You are able to rule out active labor, but you do recommend that the patient stay so that labor can be induced because she is post-term. She declines and she is adamant to wait until spontaneous labor ensues. You review the … Read More