Interventions to Abandon in the ED and UC

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the evidence for avoiding the use of the tests or procedures identified by the AAFP list of Fifteen Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.
2. Identify additional medical strategies and practices that may have no added value for patients. 
3. Educate patients and staff on the value and benefit of appropriate evidence-based diagnostic tests and procedures. 

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Course summary
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  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
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Mark A. Graber, MD, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon;

Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware;

Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Western Colorado Physicians Group, Grand Junction;

Vukiet Tran, MD, FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

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