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  1. SEMPA members have free access to the EM Academy course. 71 30-minute video lectures on the core content of emergency medicine. SEMPA 360 has multiple hands on workshops, which are super helpful for new EMPAs.
  2. Join SEMPA and network at SEMPA 360. If you're really interested in a residency, you'll have the chance to meet multiple program directors at SEMPA 360. sempa.org
  3. Thrombolytic Reversal We recommend discontinuing thrombolytic agents when intracranial hemorrhage is present or suspected (Good Practice statement). We suggest using cryoprecipitate (10 units initial dose) in patients with thrombolytic agent-related symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage who have received a thrombolytic agent in the previous 24 hours (Conditional recommendation, low quality evidence). In cases where cryoprecipitate is contraindicated or not available in a timely manner, we suggest using an antifibrinolytic agent (tranexamic acid 10–15mg/kg IV over 20min or ε-aminocaproic acid 4–5 g IV) as an alternative to cryoprecipitate (Conditional recommendation, very low quality evidence). We suggest checking fibrinogen levels after administration of reversal agents. If the fibrinogen is less than 150mg/dL, we suggest administration of additional cryoprecipitate (Conditional recommendation, very low quality evidence). It is unclear if platelet transfusion is useful and we cannot offer a recommendation at this time. Guideline for Reversal of Antithrombotics in Intracranial Hemorrhage- Executive Summary. A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Neurocritical Care Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. .pdf
  4. SEMPA membership SEMPA 360 conference Virtual SEMPA 360 EM:RAP EMSono ECGWeekly
  5. Besides all of the usual "alphabet" courses, join SEMPA (sempa.org). Lots of discounts on CME resources plus a new member benefit giving you free access to 71 video lectures from the ACEP/SEMPA EM Academy covering core topics in emergency medicine.
  6. https://www.sempa.org/globalassets/sempa/media/pdf/about-sempa/ns---sempas-training-and-empa-practice-guidelines.pdf
  7. SEMPA 360. Didactic lectures by the best educators in emergency medicine. Also excellent hands-on workshops on ultrasound, procedures, critical care and more. https://www.sempa.org/conference/
  8. https://www.emra.org/uploadedFiles/EMRA/publications/reference-cards/EMRA_SportsMedicine_Splint_Guide.pdf https://www.aliem.com/2017/11/splinter-series-splint-application-principles-102/ https://www.aliem.com/2017/09/splinter-series-splint-principles-101/
  9. Consider joining SEMPA, the national organization representing emergency medicine PAs. Lots of resources and benefits plus a brand new student toolkit. Student membership is only $25/year. https://www.sempa.org/
  10. SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual emergency medicine conference, has 3 ultrasound workshops. Conference is April 6-10 in Phoenix. https://www.sempa.org/conference/ SEMPA will hopefully be hosting another ultrasound course later this year or early 2018.
  11. SEMPA 360 Emergency Medicine Conference https://www.sempa.org/conference/ New video about the conference at https://www.sempa.org/2017-testimonials/
  12. Agree with EMEDPA. The SEMPA 360 exhibit hall usually has the big corporate groups (EmCare, USACS, CEP, etc) along with smaller hospital/regional groups. You'll also meet PAs from all over the country so it's a great opportunity to network and make connections.
  13. Only 3 spots left so sign up now! https://www.sempa.org/ultrasound-course/
  14. The 2017 SEMPA Ultrasound Course will be held January 19-20 at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. The course will provide point-of-care ultrasound training to physician assistants working in emergency medicine. Focused, goal-directed ultrasound will be performed to answer a specific clinical question, which could change the next step in patient care. The course will also include didactic lectures, case presentations and hands-on skills labs to allow participants to use ultrasound machines on both live human and simulation models. The 2017 SEMPA Ultrasound will be directed by Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, RDMS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine. The course objectives and topics covered are: Objectives To introduce the participant to the use of focused point-of-care ultrasound through didactic lectures, case presentations and hands on ultrasound scan sessions. The focus will be on emergency medicine applications, specifically the 10 core EM modalities as recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2008 guidelines, and will include new emerging scan protocols that have been shown to improve patient care and throughput. Topics to include: Ultrasound Physics and Knobology The Extended FAST Exam Renal Ultrasound Biliary Ultrasound Aorta Ultrasound Cardiac and Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound Thoracic Ultrasound Pelvic Ultrasound Lower Extremity Deep Vein Ultrasound Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Ultrasound Ocular Ultrasound Ultrasound Guided ProceduresCentral venous catheters Peripheral IVs Lumbar puncture Thoracentesis Paracentesis Arthrocentesis Abscess drainage and foreign body removal Nerve blocks Lectures will be recorded to allow participants to review material covered during lecture and will be available online for a period of time after the course. Educational materials including handouts, image case review files, and quick reference scan cards and lecture videos will also be made available to all participants online. The University of Florida Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research is located within a large facility spanning approximately 24,000 square feet and is divided into three areas in the Pavilion building on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. The Main Simulation and Conference/Instruction Area is a 7,000 square-foot area that was once a working hospital emergency department. The area is supported by an additional 800 square-foot conference and instructional area. SEMPA Ultrasound Course 2017 Flier.pdf
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