Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Emergency Medicine Volume 30, Issue 02: Procedural Sedation/ Ultrasonography

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Susan Lambe, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, presented on Controversies in Procedural Sedation and Michael B. Stone, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA, presented on Ultrasonography of the Critically Ill Patient at Topics in Emergency Medicine sponsored by the University of California, San Franciso, School of Medicine.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Emergency Medicine Volume 30, Issue 02: Procedural Sedation/ Ultrasonography.

The goals of this program are to improve the management of patients requiring procedural sedation in the emergency department (ED) and to accelerate the diagnosis of the patient with unexplained shock. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Determine when it is safe for a patient to forgo a fasting period before procedural sedation.
2. Identify patients who would be at risk from increased intracranial pressure because of ketamine administration.
3. Perform an ultrasonographic examination of the heart in patients in shock.
4. Implement an effective clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of patients in shock.
5. Use ultrasonography to diagnose causes of shock that are unrelated to the heart.

The original programs were presented by Robert A. Wiebe, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Research Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Denver.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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