Vascular Emergencies

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Recent research has suggested that many individuals with venous thromboembolism (VTE) or abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), two potentially fatal vascular conditions, do not meet criteria that would lead to screening and early treatment. This session will focus on screening recommendations and differential diagnosis of AAA, and evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management of VTE, with the goal of preventing and proactively treating these potentially fatal vascular emergencies.

The Vascular Emergencies session is a standalone session that can also be taken as part of the Emergency and Urgent Care self-study package.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Implement current screening recommendations for abdominal aortic aneurysms
2. Perform a differential diagnosis of an emergency presentation of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
3. Explain evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism.

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Course summary
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  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
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Vukiet Tran, MD, FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This Enduring Material activity, Vascular Emergencies, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 06/21/2018. Term of approval is for 2 years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

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