Some of the sickest patients you will see in emergency medicine are those in this module. Understanding diabetes and ketosis is a must for properly managing DKA. Acutely treating the neutropenic patient is a must to curb the risk of sepsis. Hematologic disorders are important as well and are poorly understood by many emergency physicians, PA’s, and NP’s. Further, hospitals may have limited pharmaceuticals to treat certain factor disorders, so understanding the real and potential risks in this patient population is necessary, in order to talk intelligently to the family that is commonly very learned about their, or their child’s, condition. Even experienced EM providers commonly have significant knowledge gaps that can be filled by completing this module.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPs earn 7.5 hours CE, including 0 hours of ENP skills/procedural hours. 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 providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Core Training. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.