2018 Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine

EB Medicine
EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals.  If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.

Accreditation

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and The Physicians Consortium. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the main conference course, plus 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (trauma) and 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (stroke) available online. EB Medicine designates thepre-conference ultrasound workshopfor a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the neonatal resuscitation and obstetrics workshopfor a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a survey of medical faculty, review of evaluations from previous conferences, and a practice gap analysis.  

Target Audience:This live activity is designed for emergency physicians, physicians in primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in ambulatory and emergent care settings.  

Goals:The purpose of this activity is to provide attendees with the evidence-based practice information, specifically in the areas of emergency critical care, ultrasound, pediatric care, and airway management, as well as study information the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment examination.

Objectives:Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) prepare for the annual LLSA examination; (2) review trends, concerns, and updates in prehospital care, paramedicine, dermatological conditions, and pediatric sedation and analgesia; (3) identify data in the current literature regarding stroke concepts, controversies, and advances; (4) discuss management of geriatric and obese trauma patients, manage acute pain in trauma as well as ballistic injuries, assess and manage traumatic sports injuries, and identify steps to mitigate risk in trauma malpractice; (5) analyze best practices in the ED with regard to cardiopulmonary emergencies and sports medicine; (6) discuss management of critical care conditions, including sepsis, acute pulmonary embolism, airway, and fluid resuscitation with ultrasound guidance; and (7) review the elements affecting practice improvement and risk management.

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. This information will be included as part of the course materials.

Commercial Support: 
SonoSite has donated the ultrasound equipment. 

Earning Credit:To earn credit, sign the sign-in sheet each day, complete the online evaluation form, and your CME certificate will be emailed to you. 

Accessibility: EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.

New at the conference this year 8 stroke credits and 18 trauma credits are included with the program. After attending the 1.5-hour session on stroke, attendees will be given online access to volume II of EB Medicine's Emergency Stroke Care book, and can earn 8 stroke credits after completing the online CME test. Additionally, after attending the 1.5-hour session on trauma, attendees will be given online access to volume II of EB Medicine’s Emergency Trauma Carebook, and can earn 18 trauma credits after completing the online CME test. There is no extra cost to the attendee and this is included in the program. Instructions on how to access the additional content will be provided at the conference.

The conference courses will summarize the information in EB Medicine’s book courses to provide you with the tools to pass the online CME test and earn the other credits.

Information about the additional courses are available here:

Emergency Trauma Care: Current Topics & Controversies, Volume II
www.ebmedicine.net/traumacare2

Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies, Volume II
www.ebmedicine.net/strokeCME2

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