Emergency Medicine Reports (Vol. 36, No. 20) - Stroke Mimics: A Clinical Dilemma for the Emergency Physician – September 20, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 2018

Target Audience

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


  • 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.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits
  • 2.5 ACEP Credits
  • 1.5 AAFP Credits per monograph


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AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits.

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 January 1, 2015. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal.

Faculty Listing


John W. Martel, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Micah Ownbey, MD, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Calvin Simmons, MD, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Peer Reviewer

Todd L. Slesinger, MD, FACEP, FCCM, FCCP, Program Director, Emergency Medicine, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, FL.


Sandra M. Schneider, MD, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Hofstra North Shore LIJ, School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Scholarly Projects Advisor, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Emergency Department, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Executive Editor: Shelly Morrow Mark

Financial Disclosure

Author Dr. John Martel, Author Dr. Micah Ownbey, Author Dr. Calvin Simmons, Peer reviewer Dr. Todd Slesigner, Editor Dr. Sandra Schneider, and Continuing Education and Editorial Director Lee Landenberger report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Dr. Roger Farel (CME question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. Dr. J. Stephan Stapczynski (editor) owns stock in Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AxoGen, Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc., and Bristol Myers Squibb. Shelly Morrow Mark (executive editor) reports that her husband works for a company that creates advertising for Uroplasty.

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