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lifelong EM education plan, and earn up to
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Let us become the cornerstone of your lifelong EM education plan, and earn up to 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ every year!

Build your clinical arsenal with CDEM’s case-based lessons and monthly features on diagnostic imaging, ECG interpretation, critical procedures, toxicology, and more. It’s the kind of hard-hitting, no-frills information you need. See for yourself why Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine continues to be EM’s favorite CME publication.

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Build your clinical arsenal with CDEM’s case-based lessons and monthly features on diagnostic imaging, ECG interpretation, critical procedures, toxicology, and more. It’s the kind of hard-hitting, no-frills information you need. See for yourself why Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine continues to be EM’s favorite CME publication.

In Every Issue:

  • Dr. Amal Mattu’s popular Critical ECG feature makes sense of even the most challenging cardiovascular emergencies.
  • Prepare to ace your ABEM exam with CDEM’s LLSA Literature Review.
  • Get the latest indications, dosing protocols, and precautions in our Tox and Drug Boxes.
  • Critical procedures are a no-brainer with CDEM’s step-by-step instructions focused on the latest techniques for managing common complaints in the ED.
  • Real-world clinical lessons on “EM Model” topics prepare you to manage even the toughest cases.
  • Dr. Josh Broder’s award-winning feature, The Critical Image, leaves no CT question unanswered.
  • Subscribers can earn up to *60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™, 5 ACEP Categor• CME credits, and 5 AOA Category 2-B credits.)

*60 credits per 1-year subscription.

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Residency Education Program

Supercharge clinical education with key points compiled from monthly core lessons. Our sample scripts enable instructors to shift teaching points based on the level of each learner. From basic instructional methods to modified just-in-time teaching (JITT), CDEM's practical, bedside content can be tailored to fill the needs of novice, mid-level, and advanced learners.

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Meet Our Editorial Board

Critical Decisions is led and guided by a group of outstanding physician educators who offer their time, talents, energy, and resources to make a difference in the clinical practice of emergency medicine. Their diverse backgrounds and experience infuse CDEM’s content with notable expertise.

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Visit the LLSA Reading Room

The ACEP LLSA Reading Room is your gateway to resources that will help you pass your LLSA tests and fulfill your CME requirements. Critical Decisions subscribers can download annual ABEM reading lists and LLSA article summaries for FREE!

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Write for CDEM!

We accept unsolicited (completed) manuscripts, and welcome your proposals. Final article assignments are made by the Critical Decisions Editorial Board to ensure that we provide practical, up-to-date information on all aspects of emergency medicine practice.

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Critical News

EM’s Contagious Disease: Bias and Burnout

How do EM physicians stack up to other medical specialties when it comes to bias and burnout? According to the new 2017 Medscape Lifestyle Report, we’re leading the pack. For the first time ever, the survey also asked respondents to describe their race and gender to assess how (and if) those factors play into lifestyle and job satisfaction. The results are revealing.

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Dinosaur Killers and Other Diseases

What killed the duck-billed dinosaur? New evidence suggests it was septic arthritis – the subject of CDEM’s August issue!

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Meet CDEM’s New Editor-in-Chief

We’re proud to introduce Critical Decisions’ new editor-in-chief, Michael Beeson, MD, FACEP. Dr. Beeson, who has served on the publication’s Editorial Board for more than a decade, is the immediate past president of the Council of Residency Directors (CORD), and the director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He will assume his new role in October, taking over from longtime editor-in-chief, Louis Graff, MD, FACEP.

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