Emergency Medicine: How much do you know?

You know how important it is to pursue continuing medical education in emergency medicine— to hone your own expertise, to improve patient outcomes, to keep your practice competitive, and to contribute to the advancement of the EM field.

Here’s your chance to test your knowledge. Take this quiz to see what you know, review what you don’t, and compare your results with your EM colleagues.



test your knowledge

A 90-yr-old woman with severe dementia presents to the emergency department with septic shock and respiratory distress. Her hospital records indicate that she completed a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) document 5 yr ago, at which time she was documented to have normal mental capacity. The POLST outlines that she wishes full treatment in the setting of critical illness. Her son, who is her power of attorney, would like her to have do-not-resuscitate status with limited intervention only. Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding treatment of this patient?





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