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 providership 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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Specialty CME: Included as part of the main conference course credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 risk management, 2.5 pharmacology, 2.5 neurology, 0.5 trauma, 0.5 stroke, 2.5 infectious disease, 0.5 ethics, 0.5 addiction disorders, and 0.5 obstetrics/gynecology CME credits, subject to your state and institutional requirements.
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 online activity is designed for physicians, 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 guidelines, concerns, and updates in trending conditions in the ED, such as trauma and bleeding in patients taking DOACs, and apply them to practice, as well as utilizing virtual care; (3) review the elements affecting risk management and practice improvement, including EMTALA, the opioid crisis, reimbursement, and work-life balance; (4) utilize best practices in the ED with regard to toxicologic emergencies, including street drugs, medication overdoses, and easily missed toxicological emergencies; (5) apply current management techniques in critical care conditions, including airway management, DKA, transplant emergencies, and targeted temperature management; (6) utilize best practices in the ED with regard to neuropsychiatric emergencies, including delirium, spinal cord disasters, posterior circulation issues, and seizures; and (7) assess data in the current literature to more effectively utilize radiology resources to reduce imaging while ensuring full assessment, determine next steps after a negative first study, perform neuroimaging, and assess common fractures of the hand and ankle.
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: This activity did not receive any commercial support.
Earning Credit: To earn credit, attend the virtual sessions, 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.