Extreme Measures: Procedures and Therapies for Life-threatening Situations - Emergency Medicine Reports - Sep 08, 2013

Target Audience:

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


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Faculty Listing:

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

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

CME Question Reviewer
Roger Farel, MD
Newport Beach, CA

Executive Editor
Shelley Mark

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Dennis Hanlon, MD, FAAEM,
Vice Chairman, Operations,
Associate Professor of Emergency
Medicine, Allegheny General
Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Michael Yeh, MD, Senior Resident, Combined EM/IM Program,
Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA.

Jennifer Nelson, MD,
Senior Resident, Emergency Medicine Residency,
Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA.

Peer Reviewer:
Jay Menaker, MD, FACEP,
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Associate Professor Emergency
Medicine, University of Maryland
School of Medicine, Baltimore


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Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Dr. Farel (CME question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Schneider (editor) is a retained consultant for Logical Images. Dr. Stapczynski (editor), Dr. Hanlon (author), Dr. Yeh (author), Dr. Nelson (author), Dr. Menaker (peer reviewer), Ms. Mark (executive editor), and Ms. Hamlin (managing editor) report no financial relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

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