Emergency Medicine Reports - December 7, 2008

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for emergency physicians and family physicians.


AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.3 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.


J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD
Emergency Medicine Department
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Sandra M. Schneider, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York

Peer Reviewer
Thomas D. Kirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

David W. Wright, MD
Co-Director for Research, Emergency Medicine Research Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

CME Question Reviewer
Roger Farel, MD
Newport Beach, CA


  • Concussion Management for the Emergency Clinician


  • Recognize or increase index of suspicion for specific conditions
  • State the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of the entity discussed
  • Apply state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques (including the implications of pharmaceutical therapy discussed) to patients with the particular medical problems discussed.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of the entity discussed.
  • Explain both likely and rare complications that may occur.

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD (editor) serves on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer. Roger Farel, MD (CME question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. David W. Wright, MD (author) serves on the advisory board and owns stock in Zenda Technologies. He is a consultant for BHR. He has received grants from National Institutes of Health and the Coulter Foundation. Sandra M. Schneider, MD (editor) and Thomas D. Kirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP (peer reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

Copyright 2008 AHC Media. All rights reserved.