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Evaluation of Syncope:Rule Out Life-Threatening Illness

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Urgent Evaluation of Syncope:  How to Rule Out Life-Threatening Illness

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 28, 2015

Course Objectives:                    

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:    

  • List important historical elements necessary to exclude life-threatening causes of syncope
  • Discuss physical exam findings which may indicate serious illness
  • Describe which tests are helpful and which are not
  • Describe the different findings of syncope v seizure
  • Identify 5 'can't miss' ECG findings in the syncopal patient

Faculty Bio:

Michael B. Weinstock, MD

Michael Weinstock is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Adjunct, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Chairman of the Emergency Department at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED returns, Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal, and to be released in the spring of 2015, Bouncebacks: Pediatrics. He has lectured nationally and written extensively on medical topics as well as risk management issues. He is the Risk Management Section Editor for EM RAP (Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives). In March 2014 he received an award for Emergency Medicine educator of the year from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency program. He is an avid traveler, skier, and blues guitar and harmonica player. He is the editor of Urgent Care Reviews and Perspectives (UC RAP), a brand new monthly audio CME program to be released March 1st, 2015. 

Disclosures:  The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase. 

 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email education@ucaoa.org with questions.  

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