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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credits Awarded by...American College of Emergency Physicians.
Target Audience....EMERGENCY MEDICINE.
Financial support...None Stated.
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has activities and courses described in the sections below:

ACEP Critical Decisions
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 5 ACEP Category I CME credits, and 5 AOA Category 2-B credits per month (total of 60 hours per year).
CME Credits Awarded by....American College of Emergency Physicians.
Cost..........$370 per year (discounts for ACEP members).
Instruction Type...Various formats.
Target Audience....ER.
Educational material last updated...Not Stated.
CME Credit Expires...Not Stated
Each issue of Critical Decisions contains:
Two case-based clinical lessons chosen from the EM Model-to keep you abreast of changing technology, emerging disease trends, new pharmaceuticals, and many other facets of emergency medicine practice.
The LLSA Literature Review brings you synopses of the articles from ABEM's yearly LLSA reading lists. Each summary features bulleted highlights of the articles to help you focus your continuous learning efforts.
The Critical ECG features an ECG illustrating a challenging condition along with a discussion of the subtleties of its interpretation.
In The Critical Image, an image (CT, radiograph, etc.) is provided along with a discussion of the visual clues leading to the correct diagnosis.
The Drug Box is a concise review of indications, dosage, and contraindication for commonly used medications.

APLS (Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource) Case Presentations
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...1.0 hour per case (total of 9 hours).
CME Credits Awarded by....American College of Emergency Physicians.
Cost..........Not Stated.
Instruction Type...Case-Based (but not interactive).
Target Audience....ER, PED.
Educational material last updated...Not Stated.
CME Credit Expires...Not Stated.
There are presently 9 cases: A Pretty Worm; Fever and Not Acting Right; Fussy Baby; Nighty-Night Nightmare; Pain, Paresthesia, Paresis, and PulseFULness; Pesky Palpitations; Pipe-Eye; Sleepy Toddler; and The Perilous Pencil.

eACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...6.0.
Instruction Type...Not Stated.
Target Audience....ER (And all medical professionals who are required to be credentialed in advanced cardiac life support).
Educational material last updated....Not Stated.
eACLS covers the ten advanced cardiac life support topics required for certification:
* Acute coronary syndromes
* AED use
* Asystole
* Bradycardia
* Narrow complex tachycardia
* Pulseless electrical activity
* Respiratory arrest
* Stroke
* Ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia
* Wide complex tachycardia
The online course takes an average of four hours to complete (approximately 20 minutes per topic). After completing all 10 sections of the course, a 50-question final exam follows. A score of 80% or higher on the final exam is required. 

Focus On (American College of Emergency Physicians)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...1.0 per article (36 hours).
Cost.........Not stated.
Instruction Type...Text-Only (some articles are available as podcasts).
Educational material last updated....8/2011.
CME Credit Expires...3 years after posting
ome newer topics are:
The Cyanotic Neonate;
• Transcutaneous and Transvenous Cardiac Pacing;
• Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound;
• Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest;
• Ultrasound Image Quality;
• Acute Mesenteric Ischemia;
• Variceal Hemorrhage.

Cleveland Clinic Emergency Medicine
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD
CME Credit Hours....5 activities offering a total of 5 hours.
CME Credits Awarded by....Cleveland Clinic.
Instruct. Type...Slide-Video and Slide-Audio Lectures, Podcasts, Text-Only.
Target Audiences...ER.
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...Some activities have commercial support.
CME Credit Expires...2 years after posting.
Some recent activities include:
• Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: A menace to our most vulnerable patients
• Cognitive impairment in ICU survivors: Assessment and therapy
• Emergency contraception: Separating fact from fiction
• Septic shock: The initial moments and beyond
• Treatment of Ischemic Stroke: from Emergency Department Evaluation to Discharge
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...About 1400 lectures including about 100 hours of CME credit. (Many other non-credit lectures).
CME Credits Awarded by....American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Cost...........Yearly subscription costs $350.
Instruction Type...Slide-Video Lectures; also video podcast and audio podcast.
Target Audiences....EMERGENCY MEDICINE..
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...None Stated.
Credit expires: 3 years after posting. records lectures delivered at live meetings and presents them in a wide-screen side-by-side format. Lectures focus on emergency medicine, trauma, critical care and pediatrics as well as special courses in EKG reading, ultrasonography, airway management and emergency procedures. In addition, ongoing short video podcasts are also included. 

Increasing Awareness of Hansen's Disease in the United States
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit hours...1.5 (2 lectures, 28 minutes and 34 minutes). 
CME Credits Awarded by....American Academy of Family Practice.
Instruct. Type...Slide-Audio Lecture, Slide-Video Lecture.
Educational material last updated....2010.
Financial Support...None Stated.
Increasing Awareness of Hansen's Disease in the United States is designed to increase health care providers' awareness of this unique and misunderstood disease.
The course consists of two separate lectures: The first lecture covers introductory topics and concepts that are necessary to understand how Hansen's Disease is diagnosed and treated. The second lecture covers more advanced treatment topics and concepts. 
Completing this course will enable you to:
• Access the services provided by the National Hansen's Disease Programs to healthcare providers;
• Recognize the cardinal signs and symptoms of Hansen's disease;
• Understand the microbiology and pathology of Hansen's Disease before and after treatment;
• Identify the varied clinical presentations of Hansen's disease;
• List two basic treatment regimens used in the U.S. for Hansen's disease and how patients are classified into these two groups; and
• Learn the complications of Hansen's disease and how to manage them.
To enroll, call 1-800-642-2477 or send an E-mail to [email protected]. Once enrolled, all modules and post-tests must be completed within 2 weeks.

Medscape Emergency Medicine
Posted by... Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours... Varies from time to time. 
CME Credits Awarded by....Medscape and 50 other sponsoring organizations.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics, Text-Only, Slide-Audio Lecture, Slide-Video Lecture and Case-Based-Interactive.
Target Audiences....ER.
Educational material last updated...New activities posted daily.
Financial Support...Many academic, specialty, and commercial sources as well as self-supported by Medscape.
Expiration of CME Credit...Credit for most activities expires one year after posting.
CME activities of special interest to emergency specialists. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:
CONFERENCE COVERAGE - Reports of  advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.
CLINICAL UPDATE - Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE - Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
CME-LIVE - Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.
CLINICAL BRIEFS - Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each
JOURNAL CME - Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.
SPECIAL REPORT CME - Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape's professional member database by specialty.
INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES - Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format. (See especially eMedicine CME Case Presentations.)
CME CIRCLE - Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or monographs, and then posted on Medscape and archived for one year.

Organization for Advancing Critical Care Monitoring
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD
CME Credit Hours...About 47 activities offering 0.5 to 3.0 hours (total of about 30 hours) (credit for some courses may be expired). 
Instruction Type....Slide-Video Lecture.
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...Not Seen.
These areas are covered: Goal Directed Therapy ,Early Goal Directed Therapy, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Glucose Monitoring / Diabetes and Critical Care Pharmacology. 
Some recent titles are: 
Making the Case for Glycemic Control: Is it a Matter of Tightness or Timing?
• Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring
• Cardiac Output Monitoring vs. TEE/TTEGoal-Directed Therapy in the Operating Room
• Physiologic Optimization Program: Physiology Based Fluid Management
• Extravascular Lung Water: Clinical Implications
• Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Updates
• Severe Sepsis: Early Recognition & Management Saves Lives
• The Use of Dynamic Parameters in Perioperative Fluid Management
• Current Trends in Management of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus