Emergency Medicine Reports (Vol. 35, No. 22) - End-of-Life and Futile Medical Care in the Emergency Department – October 19, 2014

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.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.5 AOA Category 2-B 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 01/01/14. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 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 01/01/13. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal.

Faculty Listing:

Editors
Sandra M. Schneider, MD
Senior Director of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, 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
Shelley Mark

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin



Authors:

Christopher R. Carpenter, MD,
MSc, FACEP, AGSF, Associate
Professor, Division of Emergency
Medicine, Washington University,
St. Louis, MO.

Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA,
FACEP, Assistant Professor,
Emergency Medicine, New York
Medical College, Chairman,
Emergency Medicine, Chief
Geriatric Emergency Medicine,
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System,
Paterson, NJ.

Maria Christensen, PhD, APN,
NEA-BC, Administrative Director,
Emergency and Trauma Services,
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System,
Paterson, NJ.

 

Peer Reviewer:

Michelle Blanda, MD, FACEP,
FAAEM, Professor of Emergency
Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical
University, Attending Physician
and Chair Emeritus, Akron City
Hospital, Summa Health System.

Subjects:

  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines for Staffing, Training, Protocols, Infrastructure, and Quality Improvement

Objectives:

  • Recognize specific conditions in patients presenting to the emergency department
  • Apply state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to patients with the particular medical problems discussed in the publication
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of the particular medical problems discussed in the publication
  • Explain both the likely and rare complications that may be associated with the particular medical problems discussed in the publication.

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) owns stock in Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Axogen, Walgreen Company, and Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Gatewood (author), Dr. Kim (author), Dr. Glauser (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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