Emergency Medicine Reports - February 13, 2011

Target Audience:

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

Accreditation:

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 2.25 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.
 
Emergency Medicine Reports has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins 01/01/11. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Credit may be claimed for 1 year from the date of each issue.

Faculty

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

J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD

Chair
Emergency Medicine Department
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

CME Question Reviewer
Roger Farel, MD
Retired
Newport Beach, CA

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood

Specialty Editor
Shelley Mark

Authors
Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP
Director, EM Ultrasound Program
Co-director, Simulation Based Training Program
Associate Program Director, EM Residency Program
Maricopa Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Phoenix.

Peter Stefanski, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
Maricopa Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Phoenix, AZ.

Peer Reviewer
Michael Blaivas, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Vice President, Society of Ultrasound Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Cumming, GA.

Subjects:

  • Basic Emergency Ultrasound-guided Procedures

Objectives:

  • 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 andra M. Schneider, MD (editor) serves on the editorial board for Logical Images. Roger Farel, MD (CME question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD (editor), Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP (author), Peter Stefanski, MD (author), Michael Blaivas, MD (peer reviewer), Russ Underwood (executive editor), and Shelley Mark (specialty editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

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