Practical Reviews in Emergency Medicine

Stay current on the latest advances in Emergency Medicine with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that — practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Emergency Medicine.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Medical Journals

Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don’t have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Emergency Medicine and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Emergency Medicine journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ or contact hours

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.


Coordinating Editor

Steven B. Abrams, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Bronx, NY

Editorial Advisory Board

Brenna Derksen, MD

  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Fellowship: Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine
  • University of California San Diego
  • San Diego, CA

Paul P. Rega, MD, FACEP

  • Assistant Professor, Public Health
  • School of Population Health
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • & Department of Emergency Medicine
  • University of Toledo
  • College of Medicine
  • Toledo, OH


Daniel R. Wehner, MD, MBA, FACEP

  • Emergency Physician
  • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Leonardtown, MD
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Academic Emergency Medicine
  • The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • BMC Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Emergency Radiology
  • European Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
  • The Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Open Access Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine
  • Journal of Trauma
  • Resuscitation
  • American Family Physician
  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • American Journal of Diseases of Children
  • American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • American Journal of Surgery
  • American Review of Respiratory Diseases
  • American Surgeon
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Archives of Emergency Medicine
  • Archives of Environmental Health
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Heart Journal
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • British Journal of Urology
  • British Medical Journal
  • Cancer
  • Circulation
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Geriatrics
  • Gut
  • Headache
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Occupational Medicine
  • Journal of Otolaryngology
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • Journal of Urology
  • Journal of Wilderness Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Law, Medicine and Healthcare Medicine
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Medicine, Society, and the Law
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • New York State Journal of Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Postgraduate Medical Journal
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Urology
  • Western Journal of Medicine
  • This journal list is not exhaustive, search is done on the entire spectrum of online and print medical publications.

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Emergency physicians and others interested in emergency medicine and related problems.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Explain evidence of the safety and efficacy of certain procedures
  • Evaluate where controversy exists and, with our distinguished editorial board of physicians, appraise the evidence and assess advantages and disadvantages of the methods in question
  • Discuss controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of diagnostic and treatment plans
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones, while select¬ing and using the best of all available courses of treatment
  • Discuss the latest basic science findings and their impact on clinical problems


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

Additional Accreditation

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 4.0 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

Nursing Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 4 hours per issue

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.