Session Title: Atrial Fibrillation Management for the ER Physician

Series Expected Outcome:

The goal of this series is for all emergency medicine physicians to receive the most current updates and literature to standardize and improve diagnosis, management, and medicate various emergent conditions to improve patient care. In addition, we hope to benefit staff safety, patient outcomes, and Emergency Department workflow to avoid action that delay patient care and increase patient morbidity and/or mortality.

Session Gap and Outcome:

Discussion for expedited electrical cardioversion for appropriate afib patients, with goal of reducing time in ER.

Target Audience: Emergency Medicine Physicians

Series Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Use evidence based guidelines in Emergency Medicine practices.
  2. Evaluate new medication recommendations.
  3. Improve diagnostic and management practices in emergency medicine.

Session Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Review rate vs rhythm control in the ER setting.
  2. Make the appropriate drug selection to decrease risk of stroke related to afib.
  3. Review different antiarrhythmic medications.

Series References:

  • National or KP guidelines -
  • ACEP guidelines -

Session References:

  • 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Vol. 64,
    No. 21, 2014

Douglas Zuckermann, MD, FACC
Chief, Department of Cardiology
Assistant Chief of Medicine, Sub-Specialties

Rachel Berkowitz, MD
Jessica Casey, MD
Kerlen Chee, MD
Uli Chettipally, MD
Eric Chin, MD
Eric Dilda, MD
Jason Eiband, MD
Christopher Evans, MD
Raymond Han, MD
William Johnston, MD
Steven M. Lee, MD
Connor Lundy, MD
Peter Lunny, MD
Trisha Ma, MD
Dustin Paz, MD
William Plautz, MD
Eunice Robertson, MD

Planning Committee:
Tom Chien, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Edward Baddour, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Eleanor Becker, MD
Chief of Medical Education
Rebecca Bayrer, MLIS, AHIP
Library Services Manager
Heather Miller
CME Staff

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has determined that the speakers and the planning committee for this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships. Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Session date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Kaiser Permanente
1200 El Camino Real
2nd Floor, Middle Cafeteria Conference Room
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance

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