This enduring material is designed to provide an update of the techniques, indications, diagnostic strategies, and pitfalls of diagnosis encountered in the ER/Trauma setting. Attention will be paid to the diagnosis of Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Abdominal, Thoracic, and Cardiac emergencies and trauma. A special session will detail what the clinician is looking for in an ER/Trauma Radiology report.
Upon the completion of this enduring material, the viewer should be better able to:
- Discuss fundamentals of interpretation of Neurological imaging in the Emergency Department.
- Discuss fundamentals of interpretation of Musculoskeletal imaging in the Emergency Department.
- Discuss fundamentals of interpretation of Abdominal imaging in the Emergency Department
- Discuss fundamentals of interpretation of Cardiothoracic imaging in the Emergency Department
- Be able to guide technologists and clinicians in the use of bedside ultrasound for basic thoracic diagnosis and when this technique is indicated.
- Understand clinical utility of CT in Acute Coronary Syndrome.
- Demonstrate awareness of commonly missed fractures of the upper and lower extremity.
- Diagnose and understand how proper diagnosis of acute tendon and ligament tears leads to adequate management.
- Implement nuclear medicine techniques into the practice of ER radiology.
- Understand modern concepts of stroke imaging and how the practice has evolved.
- Discuss the handling of complex patients who present to the ER such as those with MSK tumors and congenital heart disease.
- Know the recommendations for incidentally detected pulmonary nodules in the ER.
The course is targeted to Radiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, and Surgeons.
It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.