Emergency Medicine CME

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    Medscape Emergency Medicine

    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.

    Target Audience: Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    Tailored Volume Resuscitation in the Critically Ill is Achievable

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity: Goal-directed therapy (GDT) has been taken as the gospel in critical care since the publication of Rivers et al.’s seminal paper on the topic demonstrating a mortality benefit in patients with severe sepsis and related shock in late 2001. Its protocols were soon embraced and became ensconced in practice as standards of care, overlapping with other, high-acuity areas of medical specialty like surgery and emergency medicine. One challenge has been the conventional approach’s embrace a ‘recipe-book’ or one-size-fits all approach with directed by static parameters. The literature clearly demonstrates that indiscriminate administration of fluids is associated with a number of complications, increased length of stay, and mortality in a diverse array of patient populations, findings all the more important because only half of hemodynamically unstable patients respond to fluids. The benefits of dynamic monitoring strategies in a range of patient populations have been borne out not only by meta-analyses but also recent clinical trial evidence. 

    Target Audience:

    Physicians and nurses in the following areas of specialty: Anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, and surgery.

    By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the CMS goal of resuscitation in severe sepsis and septic shock.
    • Recognize potential adverse outcomes of under and over resuscitation of the critically ill.
    • Understand variability indices and changes in stroke volume to predict volume responsiveness.
    • Recognize applications and limitations of non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring.
    • Recognize potential benefits of guided volume resuscitation strategies.
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    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 4/7/2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: 4/7/2023
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    Organization for Advancing Critical Care Monitoring

    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

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Anesthesiology, Critical Care, ER, Hospital Medicine, and Pediatrics (ICU).

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • Format: On-Demand Online