Master Clinicians Spring 2020 Workshops CME Information Statement
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and Master Clinicians, LLC. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the EKG workshop, and 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the Orthopedic workshop. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participating in the activity.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a collaborative review of the current literature on these topics, identification of practice gaps, as well as surveys and feedback from clinicians in the urgent care setting who have indicated that additional knowledge is needed in these areas.
Target Audience: This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in settings such as emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, urgent care medicine, and hospitals.
Goal: The purpose of this activity is to provide learners with education to improve skills in ECG and x-ray interpretation, and diagnosing and managing orthopedic injuries.
- After completing the EKG and X-Ray workshop, the learner will be able to identify: (1) EKG basics such as physiology, axis, voltage, and anatomy; (2) common and life-threatening arrhythmias and heart blocks, such as A-fib/flutter, SVT, bundle branch blocks, and 2nd- and 3rd-degree heart blocks; (3) EKG presentations of myocardial infarction and the affected location in the heart; (4) EKG findings of various disease processes such as electrolyte abnormalities, hypothermia, and more; (5) subtle life-threatening EKG findings including pulmonary embolus, ST-segment elevated MI, Brugada syndrome, De Winter T waves, and more; (6) common and life-threatening chest x-ray findings including pneumonia, pneumothorax, congestive heart failure, aortic abnormalities, pulmonary embolism, and more; (7) common and life-threatening abdominal x-ray findings including volvulus, small-bowel obstruction, free air under the diaphragm, foreign body ingestion, and more; (8) soft-tissue neck x-ray findings such as retropharyngeal abscess, epiglottitis, foreign body ingestion, and more; (9) findings that can be treated in the clinician’s office and findings that require immediate ED/specialty care; and (10) findings that require a high level of suspicion and may require a second x-ray read or re-shoot.
- After completing the orthopedic skills workshop, the learner will be able to: (1) properly perform physical examinations for common injuries of the wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot; (2) identify x-ray findings of common extremity injuries; (3) apply proper orthopedic management of these common extremity injuries; (4) utilize proper orthopedic splinting techniques and perform 5+ fiberglass splints including posterior mold, thumb spica, ulnar gutter, etc; (5) discuss the indications for common orthopedic products such as slings, crutches, immobilizers, metatarsal pads, night splints, cam walkers, surgical shoes, and wraps; and (6) identify orthopedic injuries that can be managed in the clinician’s office and injuries that require immediate orthopedic intervention.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity are asked to complete a full disclosure statement. Dr. Farina, Dr. Leber, Ms. O’Mara, Dr. Shih, Mr. Yeung, and their related parties report no significant financial interests or other relationship with the manufacture(s) of any commercial products discussed in this educational presentation.
Commercial Support: This activity has received no commercial support.
Earning Credit: Clinicians must attend the entire conference program and complete the skills assessment, post-test, and conference evaluation to earn credit.