The target audience includes practitioners who provide care in urgent and emergent settings, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.

Health care is changing rapidly. Urgent and emergent conditions require rapid, accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions. This educational activity provides an opportunity for practitioners to learn about current and progressive trends in the practice of emergent, urgent, and critical care. The course provides a setting where attendees will practice their own decision-making and manual skills with concurrent feedback and instruction.

This course is designed to change practitioner competencies with focus on the extremes of age including airway management with state of the art technology, pediatric care, point-of-care ultrasound, pediatric trauma, pediatric pulmonary complaints, EKG interpretation, resuscitation, mental health emergencies, syncope, current dosing practices, and imaging in abdominal emergencies.

• Interactive lectures with expert panels will be utilized to facilitate dissemination of cutting-edge information.
• Case studies and discussions will highlight conditions that are challenging in clinical practice.
• Expert panel discussions will provide an opportunity for experts to present differing viewpoints on audience-driven topics.
• Hands-on skill workshops allow attendees to develop technical skills with real time feedback and instruction.

At the end of the activity, participants should be able to:

• Apply pertinent medical knowledge in adult and pediatric diagnosis and resuscitation.
• Discuss current topics in pediatric care including trauma evaluation, asthma, and pulmonary infections.
• Explain the management of patients with abdominal pain, pediatric respiratory complaints, airway emergencies, mental health crises, syncope, abnormal EKGs, pediatric trauma, and abnormal vital signs.
• Outline the approach to managing the airway with state-of-the-art equipment.
• Perform a variety of vascular access techniques.
• Utilize ultrasound in the diagnosis of trauma patients.
• Choose current dosing regimens for patients who require medications.
• Identify and safely evaluate and restrain patients with mental health crises.
• Identify novel EKG findings.

University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physician Credit: University of California, Davis, Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for other health care providers

Nurse: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report a maximum of 20 hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the
provider number).

Pharmacist: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts coursework which meets the standard of relevance to pharmacy
practice and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.