Angioedema - Moellman JJ, Bernstein JA, Lindsell C., et al.; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI); Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). A consensus parameter for the evaluation and management of angioedema in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med Apr 2014;21(4):469-84.6.
American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Subcommittee (Writing Committee) on Thoracic Aortic Dissection. Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients with suspected acute nontraumatic thoracic aortic dissection. Ann Emerg Med Jan 2015;65(1):32-42.
Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose - St-Onge M, Dubé PA, Gosselin S, Guimont C, Godwin J, Archambault PM, et al. Treatment for calcium channel blocker poisoning: a systematic review. Clin Toxicol (Phila) Nov 2014;52(9):926-44.
Delirium Tremens - Schuckit MA. Recognition and management of withdrawal delirium (delirium tremens). N Engl J Med Nov 2014;371(22):2109-13.
Human Trafficking - Becker HJ, Bechtel K. Recognizing victims of human trafficking in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care Feb 2015;31(2):144-7.
Infection Control - Liang SY, Theodoro DL, Schuur JD, Marschall J. Infection prevention in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med Sep 2014;64(3):299-313.
Lyme Disease - Shapiro ED. Clinical practice. Lyme disease. N Engl J Med May 2014;370(18):1724-31.
Nephrolithiasis -Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA Jr, Corbo J, et al. Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis. N Engl J Med Sep 2014;371(12):1100-10.
Palliative Care - Lamba S, DeSandre PL, Todd KH, Bryant EN, Chan GK, et al.; Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine Board. Integration of palliative care into emergency medicine: the Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine (IPAL-EM) collaboration. J Emerg Med Feb 2014;46(2):264-70.
Toxic Industrial Chemicals - Tomassoni AJ, French RN, Walter FG. Toxic industrial chemicals and chemical weapons: exposure, identification, and management by syndrome. Emerg Med Clin North Am Feb 2015;33(1):13-36.
Trauma Airway Management - Horton CL, Brown CA 3rd, Raja AS. Trauma airway management. J Emerg Med Jun 2014;46(6):814-20.
Venous Thromboembolism - Wells PS, Forgie MA, Rodger MA. Treatment of venous thromboembolism. JAMA Feb 2014;311(7):717-28.
The primary goal of LLSA is to promote continuous learning by diplomates. ABEM facilitates this learning by identifying an annual set of LLSA readings to guide diplomates in self-study of recent EM literature. Readings are intended to address issues of relevance to current clinical practice at the time they are posted. ABEM recognizes that EM is an ever-evolving science and that new knowledge becomes available on a continual basis.
LLSA readings are designed as study tools and should be read critically. They are not intended to be all-inclusive and are not meant to define the standard of care for the clinical practice of EM. ABEM does not endorse a specific research finding or treatment modality--including off-label use of medications--by virtue of its being the subject of a selected LLSA reading. Likewise, ABEM is mindful of the potential for real or perceived conflicts of interest in professional literature and makes a conscious effort to account for this in its LLSA reading selections.
One criterion for choosing articles is that they be easily available from a variety of sources, such as common Emergency Medicine texts, libraries, and Internet websites. In addition, some publishers allow access to the articles directly from the ABEM public website, ABEM MOC Online, or both by clicking on the underlined listings.
- The Massachusetts Medical Society has provided full access to most readings selected for LLSA from the New England Journal of Medicine
- Wiley-Blackwell has provided Adobe Acrobat files to ABEM diplomates logged onto ABEM MOC Online for readings from Academic Emergency Medicine selected for LLSA. Some publishers provide direct access to their website, possibly charging a fee or requiring login information to view the article
- Occasionally, as is the case for many book chapters, the publisher will not provide direct access or does not have Internet access to the article
Accessibility and fees are at the discretion of the publisher, and are not related to ABEM in any way. ABEM sincerely appreciates the contributions of those publishers that have made the articles easily accessible to ABEM diplomates. All questions regarding fees or login information required to access the readings should be directed to the publisher or organization that published the article.