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April 6-10, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ

Workshop & Educational Session Descriptions

Thursday, April 6, 2017

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Workshop: Critical Care Symposium: Resuscitating the Crashing ED Patient (Six-Hour Course) 
Haney Mallemat, MD; Michael Winters, MD, FACEP; Evie Marcolini, MD, FACEP
In recent years, the annual hours of critical care delivered by emergency providers has grown over 200%! It is during these early hours of illness, when the patient is in the emergency department, that many pathologic processes begin to take hold. It is during these early hours of illness when lives can be saved…or lost! It is crucial that emergency providers be expert at resuscitating the crashing patient. This Critical Care Symposium is an outstanding resuscitation course for the emergency medicine physician assistant that encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including undifferentiated shock, fluid resuscitation, the crashing obese patient, anaphylaxis, and mechanical ventilation pearls and pitfalls.

Objectives:    
At the conclusion of the symposium the participant should be able to:

  • Describe a standardized approach to the evaluation and management of emergency department patients with undifferentiated shock.
  • Discuss the use of balanced fluid solutions in the resuscitation of select critically ill emergency department patients.
  • Describe a step-wise approach to the ventilated ED patient who develops hypotension.
  • Discuss the incorporation of new evidence into the care of critically ill emergency department patients. 
 
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Workshop: Fundamentals of EMS Medical Oversight
Kevin Burns,EMT-P, PA-C
The Fundamentals of EMS Medical Oversight Course was developed in cooperation between SEMPA and NAEMSP. The Fundamentals course is intended to:

  • Offer an introduction to the structure of EMS systems at the state, local and national level 
  • Teach key concepts for clinicians with an interest in EMS leadership and/or administration 
  • Review the legal aspects of EMS medical oversight 
  • Discuss EMS education and research 
  • Review the key principles of EMS CQI 
  • Provide an introduction to a variety of EMS-relevant topics, including disaster preparedness, tactical medicine, critical care transport, and Mobile Integrated Healthcare 
  • Help to develop a network of colleagues with an interest in EMS leadership
 
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Basic Ultrasound Workshop
Teresa Wu, MD, FACEP
The basic and advanced ultrasound workshops are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about point of care ultrasound applications that they can use to help their patients in clinical practice. Participants will engage in didactic lectures followed by small-group hands on scanning practice.  

Objectives:  
At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to: 

  • Apply the most up-to-date point of care ultrasound applications being used in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to incorporate point of care ultrasound into the assessment and management of patients at the bedside. 
  • Demonstrate the skills and integrate the knowledge they have obtained through faculty directed small-group, hands-on scanning with live models and simulated task trainers during the course.
 
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Essentials of Traumatic Wound Care - Basic Suturing Workshop
Amy Keim, PA-C MS, Drew Maurano PA-C,  Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPAS, MPH, James Marinucci
Proper evaluation and management of wounds is critical to ensuring good patient outcomes. This case-based course is designed to increase the participant's scope-of-practice in managing acute traumatic wounds as they present in the ER setting. By exploring common, but potentially problematic, cases from presentation to follow up, participants will learn how to properly assess and manage common wounds including simple lacerations, abrasions, avulsions, bites and puncture wounds.


Objectives:  
At the conclusion of this hands-on workshop, participants should be able to:  

  • Properly assess wounds in order to determine proper management, referrals and follow-up.
  • Apply understanding of wound preparation, aseptic technique and post- procedure care.
  • Choose appropriate wound management materials and equipment.
  • Apply understanding of anesthetic agent indications and actions in choosing appropriate procedural analgesia.
  • Determine appropriate suture techniques according to wound and patient characteristics.
  • Demonstrate a variety of essential percutaneous suture technique
 
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Advanced Ultrasound Workshop
Teresa Wu, MD, FACEP
Emergency, point-of-care ultrasound has been shown to improve patient care and enhance patient safety.  Bedside ultrasound can be used in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients in the acute care setting.  The advanced emergency ultrasound course will cover innovative ways in which practitioners can utilize point-of-care ultrasound to refine patient assessment and management options. 

Objectives: 

  • Apply the most up-to-date point of care ultrasound applications being used in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to incorporate point of care ultrasound into the assessment and management of patients at the bedside. 
  • Demonstrate the skills and integrate the knowledge they have obtained through faculty directed small-group, hands-on scanning with live models and simulated task trainers during the course.
 
 
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Advanced Traumatic Wound Care - Advanced Suturing Workshop
James Marinucci, Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPAS, MPH, Drew Maurano PA-C, Amy Keim, PA-C MS
Many “complex” traumatic wounds are referred to specialists either unnecessarily or prematurely - or simply repaired improperly. This case-based course is designed to increase the participant’s scope-of-practice in managing complicated acute traumatic wounds. By exploring common, but frequently problematic, cases from injury and management to post-repair follow-up, participants will learn specialized repair techniques that will improve patient outcomes. This advanced wound management course is designed for participants who are already competent in basic wound repair techniques and seek to elevate their skill set to the next level. 

Objectives:
At the completion of this hands-on workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate multi-layer cosmetic wound closure techniques
  • Apply important pearls and ‘tricks-of-the–trade’ to improve wound closure outcomes
  • Apply methods of proper anatomic boarder alignment
  • Demonstrate appropriate wound excision and debridement techniques
  • Explain concepts and applications of delayed primary repair
  • Demonstrate management and repair of single and multiple flap lacerations
  • Demonstrate management and repair complex parallel lacerations
  • Identify and prevent complications associate with complex nasal lacerations
  • Identify and prevent complications associate with complex ear
 
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Slit Lamp Workshop
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
The workshop will focus on how to perform a comprehensive eye examination from start to finish. We will teach you how to use a slit lamp, how to use a tonopen, how to use a panoptic, how to use an ophthalmoscope, how to test visual fields, how to test extra-ocular muscles, and how to call excellent ophthalmology consults. This will be a hands on workshop. You will learn how to use an ophthalmic burr and how to remove ocular foreign bodies using a real tissue eye model. This will be an interactive case based discussion with visual diagnosis slides and multiple case studies.


Objectives:  

  • Learn how to perform a comprehensive eye examination from start to finish. 
  • Learn how to use a slit lamp and identify a number of pathological eye conditions. 
  • Learn how to use a tonopen to measure intra-ocular pressure. 
  • Improve your ability to use a Panoptic and Ophthalmoscope. 
  • Learn how to call and excellent ophthalmology consult. 
  • Learn the best way to remove ocular foreign bodies. 
 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Opening General Session
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm What Zone Are You In? Penetrating Neck Trauma
Kenji Inaba, MD
This lecture will provide an overview of the approach to patients who present with penetrating neck injuries.

Objectives:
  • Describe a practical approach to the evaluation of penetrating neck injuries. 
  • Outline a diagnostic algorithm for injuries penetrating the platysma. 
  • Understand the indications for transfer of patients with penetrating neck injuries requiring a higher level of care.
 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm      High Risk Cases in Emergency Medicine
Kevin Klauer, DO, FACEP
Dr. Klauer will discuss the risk management climate in Emergency Medicine and focus on clinical entities, which frequently create to illustrate how to avoid medical malpractice claims and the unfortunate outcomes that may occur as a result of such claims.

Objectives:  

  • Incorporate into practice strategies to identify high risk features of clinical entities in Emergency Medicine.
  • Develop strategies to improve patient safety.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce professional liability in the practice of Emergency Medicine.
 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Trauma Resuscitation Update 2017
Kenji Inaba, MD
This lecture will provide a summary of contemporary evidence base supporting resuscitation and massive transfusion protocols for injured patients.

Objectives:  
  • Implement a resuscitation algorith for critical ill patients after trauma. 
  • Institue a massive transfusion protocol for hypotensive trauma patients. 
  • Describe the pitfalls of current diganostic laboratory measurements utilized in the resuscitation of critically ill trauma patients
 

Friday, April 7, 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am Myths in Emergency Medicine
Kevin Klauer, DO, FACEP
Dr. Klauer will address common myths in medicine resulting in operational inefficiency, unnecessary expense or patient safety issues. The historical perspective will be explored with respect to various topics, highlighting that lack of evidence in support of many accepted practices in Emergency Medicine and medicine in general.


Objectives:  

  • Incorporate into practice the current practice standards based on the current literature. 
  • Develop ways to improve efficiency based on the current literature.
  • Develop ways to improve patient safety based on the current literature 
 
9:00 am - 9:30 am Initial Approach to the Wheezing Patient 
Corey Slovis, MD, FACEP
The differential diagnosis of the five causes of wheezing will be presented along with a state of the art discussion on the acute care of patients with anaphylaxis, asthma, COPD, Heart Failure and wheezing of unknown cause. 


Objectives:  

  • Understand the primary role of epinephrine in anaphylaxis
  • Learn how to safely give IV epinephrine
  • Review magnesium's role in wheezing
  • Understand when furosemide is not the first line agent in heart failure
 
10:00 am - 11:00 am Evidence-Based Laceration Repair
Brian Lin, MD, FACEP
This course will critically examine commonly taught dogma & practice in decision to close, would preparation, suture selection, and closure techniques.

Objectives:
  • Be able to "set the stage" for an optimal, stress free closure in pediatric patients. 
  • Select wound appropriate for closure, and would that may best be left to heal by secondary intention: recognize high-risk wounds that should not be closed; and understand the strategy of delayed primary closure and its relationship to management of the traumatic laceration.
  • Understand the optimal would irrigation fluid, pressure, and volume; recognize common myths in would preparation.
  • Select the best sutures for a given would closure, as well as understand the evidence behinduse of absorable sutures for epidermal closure.
  • Be able to describe perfect techniques for placement of a simple interrupted suture.
 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Recent Cardiovascular Articles You NEED to Know
Corey Slovis, MD, FACEP
A review of the most important cardiology articles from the recent literature including how to perform the modified Valsalva, epinephrine's role in VF, the best antiarrhythmics for wide complex tachycardia and the newest ACLS recommendations.


Objectives:  

  • Discuss recent cardiology articles that are significant to emergency medicine.
  • Describe how these articles should be integrated into today's emergency medicine practice.
  • Be able to perform a modified Valsalva
  • Know when epinephrine should be given for VF
  • Understand the newest ACLS recommendations
 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tricks of the Trade: Soft Tissue Injuries
Brian Lin, MD, FACEP
This course will describe tips and tricks from the recent literature in the management of various acute traumatic soft tissue injuries.


Objectives:  

  • Employ a simple trick using tissue adhesive glue for closure of non-hemostatic dermal avulsion injuries.
  • Learn suture selection, approach, and aftercare for wound involving special anatomic regions such as the ear, the lips, and eye adnexa.
  • Use some simple techniques for closure of wounds in patients with fragile, thin skin
  • Use special suturing techniques for unusual and difficult situations including V- and Y-shaped lacerations, parallel lacerations, and deep skin avulsions. 
  • Use advanced suturing techniques for complex hand wounds including upper extremity extensor tendons and nailbeds.

 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Update on Antibiotics
Frederick Abrahamian, DO, FACEP
This lecture will address commonly encountered infectious diseases and their antimicrobial treatment in the acute care setting. Discussion will involve the growing concern of antimicrobial resistance, limitations of commonly used antibiotics, drug interactions, and newer antibiotics.

Objectives:  
  • Develop a basic understanding of the treatment of commonly encountered infestious diseases in the acute care setting.
  • Develop an understanding of the limitations of commonly used antibiotics.
  • Understand the role of newer antibiotics in the treatment of infections commonly encountered in the acute care setting
 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Secrets of the Chest X-Ray Masters 
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
Interpretation of chest x-ray is a fundamental skill for emergency physicians, who are often the first to review images before a Radiologist. Critical decisions about immediate life-saving therapy can depend on expert chest x-ray skills, and subtle hints for crucial diagnoses can lie in the chest x-ray image. The speaker will review secrets of master radiologists, sharing diagnostic pearls and pitfalls for medical, surgical, and traumatic conditions.

Objectives:  

  • Review a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretation.
  • Identify “can’t miss” diagnoses and radiographic findings
  • Describe high-yield areas of the chest x-ray image

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Disaster Response: Life Saving Interventions in the Out-of-Hospital Setting
Amy Keim,MS, PA-C
It can happen anytime, anywhere, from road traffic accidents to building collapses, natural disasters or terrorist actions. When lives depend on you in the pre-hospital setting, do you have the skills, knowledge and familiarity with makeshift resources and pre-hospital interventions to provide the best emergency care? This workshop provides providers with critical assessment and management skills to provide the most important and effective live saving interventions when hospital resources aren’t immediately available.

Objectives:  

  • Practice scene assessment and scene safety
  • Understand the basic of disaster incident command and how to work and communicate within a rescue team
  • Understand key medical concepts in pre-hospital and disaster care
  • Apply field triage methods for mass casualty events including START triage.
  • Conduct surveys of the injured
  • Identify critical injuries and indications for immediate interventions
  • Perform immediate procedural interventions including:
    • Chest trauma management, needle decompression, and chest seals
    • Hemorrhage control, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents
    • Immobilization and C-spine control
    • Pelvic fracture management and pelvic slings
     
 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hands On Experience 
Steven Godwin, MD, FACEP
This course is designated to help practitioners meet a significant number of their procedural requirements listed for EM Certificate of Added Qualifications. We will provide expert instructionon procedural skills including Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access. Lumbar Puncture with and without Ultrasound Guidance. Tube Thorascostomy/Needle Decompression, Intra-Osseus. Thoracentisis and Arrhythmia recognition and Defibralation and transcutaneous pacing.

Objectives:  

  • Learners will be able to demonstrate fluid resuscitation in the present of sepsis shock. 
  • Learners will demonstrate ultrasound guided techniques in vascular access.
  • Learners will be able to demonstrate proper lumbarpuncture technique with and without ultrasound guidance
  • Learners will be able to identify potentially lethal arrhytmias and provide appropriate cardioversion and defibrillation
 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Ultrasound Guided regional Anesthesia Workshop
Teresa Wu, MD, FACEP
Description Coming Soon


Objectives:  
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Slit Lamp Workshop
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
This workshop will focus on how to perform a comprehensive eye examination from start to finish. We will teach you how to use a slit lamp, how to use a tonopen, how to use a panoptic, how to use an opthalmoscope, how to test visual fields, how to test extra-ocular muscles, and how to call excellent ophthalmology consults. This will be a hands on workshop. You will learn how to use an ophthamic burr and how to remove ocular foreign bodies using a real tissue eye model. This will be an interactive case based discussion with visual diagnosis slides and multiple case studies.


Objectives:  
The following conditions, among others, will be reviewed:

  • Learn how to perform a comprehensive eye examination from start to finish. 
  • Learn how to use a slit lamp and identify a number of pathological eye conditions. 
  • Learn how to use a tonopen to measure intra-ocular pressure. 
  • Improve your ability to use a Panoptic and Ophthalmoscope. 
  • Learn how to call and excellent ophthalmology consult. 
  • Learn the best way to remove ocular foreign bodies. 
 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Roundtable: NCCPA Certification / Re-Certification Update
Greg Thomas, PA
Need to know what to do to maintain your NCCPA certification? Then this session is a MUST for you! We will review the enhancements to the certification maintenance process and discuss examples for both self-assessment and performance improvement CME. You’ll also have a chance to learn the latest on our CAQ program, now available for certified PAs in seven specialty areas of practice, and more. 


Objectives:
Attendees of this session will:

  • Achieve a better understanding of the new certification maintenance requirements,
  • Review examples of Self-assessment and Performance Improvement CME and recognize the benefits of each activity, and
  • Have a better understanding of the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) program, available in seven specialties.  
 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am To CT or Not to CT: Strategies to Decrease CT Utilization
Robert Dachs, MD
Over the past 2 decades, there has been a 3 fold increase in soft tissue infections presenting to the Emergency Department in the US. This program is designed to assist primary clinicians with the current knowledge regarding the changing epidemiology and management of acute soft tissue infections.


Objectives:  

  • Identify the various forms of impetigo
  • Understand the microbiological difference between hospital and community aquired MRA.
  • Recognize life-threatening staph and strep infections such as necrotizing fascitis
 
9:00 am - 10:00 am Minimizing Medical Legal Risks
Frederick Abrahamian, DO, FACEP
This lecture will address commonly encountered medical legal pitfalls in clinical practice. The speaker will use cases to highlight situations that place the healthcare provider at higher risk of litigation and will provide strategies for documentation and practice pointers that can help minimize such situations.


Objectives:

  • Become familiar with common clinical situations that increase the risk of litigation.
  • Understand common medical legal pitfalls encountered in clinical practice.
  • Develop practice habits to reduce the risk of litigation.
 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Soft Tissue Infection: Staph and Strep Gone Wild!
Robert Dachs, MD
Emergency department (ED) visits for skin and soft tissue infections in children have increased dramatically in the last 2 decades. From 1997 to 2009, hospital admission for pediatric patients with skin and soft tissue infections increased from 1.9 to 3.4 million annually. This growing volume of patients is thought to be largely due to the emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Lost in the CA-MRSA insurgence is the role of Strep pyogenes in soft tissue infections. This course is designed to assist the attendee to appreciate and discern the difference between these 2 common organisms.


Objectives:  

  • Explain the difference in presentation and management of purulent and non-purulent cellulitis.
  • Review the latest IDSA guidelines for the treatment of soft tissue infections. 
  • Discuss the options for dealing with recurrent CA-MRSA infections.
 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Abdominal Pain in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Autumn Graham, MD
Approximately 200,000 bariatric surgeries are performed annually. Of which, 15-30% of bariatric patients will visit the emergency department or require admission within 3 years of their surgery. Bariatric patients develop unique complications. Emergency medicine providers need to be knowledgeable about these complications to effectively treat this unique patient population.

Objectives:  
  • Review the various types of bariatric surgical procedures.
  • Discuss the complications of various types of bariatric surgical procedures.
  • Suggest an approach to appropriate imaging and consultation
 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Deadly Infections You Can't Miss!
Frederick Abrahamian, DO, FACEP
This lecture will address select infectious diseases with deadly consequences. Specifically, the speaker will discuss necrotizing skin and soft-tissue infections, meningitis, and various forms of emphysematous infections.. 


Objectives:  

  • Develop an understanding of select number of rapidly progressive infections.
  • Understand the appropriate diagnostic testing for these conditions.
  • Describe treatment strategies for patients that present with these infections.
 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Endovascular Treatment Updates in Stroke Care
Autumn Graham, MD
The treatment of the patient with acute stroke continues to evolve. Endovascular treatment of these patients is showing promise for some patient cohorts in many recent trials. This talk will review the latest guidelines and discuss controversies in utilizing this advancing treatment.


Objectives:   

  • Review 2015 AHA/ASA Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Regarding Endovascular Treatment.
  • Identify the patients most likely to benefit from endovascular treatment.
  • Describe controversies around endovascular vs medical management of the patient with acute stroke 
 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Toxicology Lab: "Scratch and Sniff"
Christian Tomaszewski, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP, FACMT, FIFEM
This interactive session will display 10 intriguing stations where attendees will need to solve cases based on clues. These clues will include either odors, plants or drug paraphenalia that will help cement the cases to memory. Be prepared to be challenging in guessingthe toxins responsible and treatment for each case.
 
Objectives: 
  • List smells characteristic of selected poisonings.
  • Recognize plants that could lead to clinical toxicity.
  • Learn basic toxiromes and their treatment.
 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Can't Miss Orthopedic X-Rays
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
Interpretation of orthopedic radiographs is a fundamental skill for emergency physicians, who are often the first to review images before a Radiologist. Imaging findings can reveal common but potentially debilitating injuries, as well as suggesting rarer life- and limb-threatening disorders, such as necrotizing fasciitis and popliteal artery injury accompanying knee dislocation. Through a case-based presentation, the speaker will share pearls and pitfalls of the radiography masters.
 
Objectives: 
  • Review a systematic approach to orthopedic radiograph interpretation.
  • Identify “can’t miss” diagnoses and radiographic findings.
  • Describe high-yield pearls such as second injuries and non-orthopedic complications suggested on orthopedic radiographs.
 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: ECG Workshop
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP 
Diagnostic electocardiography is an essential skill required of clinicians in many specialties. Patients with chest pain, palpitations, syncope, shortness of breath and mental status change regularly present unexpected for evaluation. An ECG is routinely ordered in these situations and major treatment decisions often are driven off the interpretation of this test. This presentation will familiarize Acute Care Clinicians with a number of ECG abnormalities that they are likely to encounter during their careers.


Objectives:
The following conditions which provide ECG clues to the diagnosis will be reviewed:

  • Acute right ventricular infarction
  • Acute myocardial infarction in the present of LBBB
  • Recognizing SVT with aberrancy and differentiating it from VT
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White and Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndromes
  • ECG changes changes associated with tricyclic toxicity
  • Wellen's Syndrome
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Rigt Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hands On Experience
Steven Godwin, MD, FACEP
including Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access. Lumbar Puncture with and without Ultrasound Guidance. Tube Thorascostomy/Needle Decompression, Intra-Osseus. Thoracentisis and Arrhythmia recognition and Defibralation and transcutaneous pacing.


Objectives:  

  • Learners will be able to demonstrate fluid resuscitation in the present of sepsis shock. 
  • Learners will demonstate ultrasound guided techniques in vascular access.
  • Learners will be able to demonstrate proper lumbarpuncture technique with and without ultrasound guidance
  • Learners will be able to identify potentially lethal arrhytmias and provide appropriate cardioversion and defibrillation
 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am Psychiatric Disorders That Can Kill
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP
Psychiatric patients commonly present to the emergency department with various conditions and complaints. A few of these presentations present the possibility of a lethal condition. It is essential that providers conditions that can kill when patients who present with psychiatric complaints. These conditions include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotonin syndrome, thyroid storm, antocollnergic poisoning, malignant catatonia and excited delirium. This presentation will go through the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of these complaints in the emergency department.


Objectives:  

  • Review psychiatric syndromes that can be lethal: neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotoninsyndrome, thyroid storm antichollnergic poisoning, malignant cataonia and excited delirium.
  • Undestand the diagnosis of these conditions.
  • Appropriately treat these patients in the emergency department
 
8:30 am - 9:00 am DFO Disasters: ECG in Syncope
Semhar Tewelde, MD


Objectives:  

  • Highlight the differing deadly causes of syncope in the ED.
  • Discuss an algorithmic approach to ECG analysis in syncope.
  • Identify the ECG subtleties in cardiogenic syncope 
 
9:00 am - 9:30 am Newborn Complaints: From the Emergent to the Common
Maureen McCollough, MD, FACEP


Objectives:  

  • Understand physiological/anatomical changes that occur in newborn period.
  • Review common complaints.
  • Understand emergent issues that may arise such as endocrine or cardiac abnormalities
 
9:30 am - 10:00 am Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP
Pediatric patients may present to the emergency department with psychiatric complaint. Although this is not a common presentation, it's important that emergency providers understand how to properly evaluate and treat these conditions. This presentation will go over the common diagnosis seen in the emergency department in the pediatric age population including substance use disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder and psychosis. The nuances of evaluating these patients in the emergency department such as the involvement of parents and guardians will be discussed.


Objectives:  

  • Understand the care provided to pediatric patients in the ED.
  • Evaluation of children and adolescents with psychiatric issues in ED.
  • Discussion challenges concerning care for pediatric patients with psychiatric emergencies.
 
10:30 am - 11:00 am Achy Breaky Heart: Troubleshooting VADs
Semhar Tewelde, MD


Objectives:  

  • Highlight the history and progression of VADs.
  • Identify the essential components of a VAD.
  • Discuss most common complications & troubleshooting
 
11:00 am - 11:30 am Pediatric Neuro Complaints: Not Just for the Elderly
Maureen McCollough, MD, FACEP


Objectives:  

  • Review basic childhood development.
  • Understand childhood headaches and their management.
  • Review less common presentations such as ataxia and its causes.
 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Beyond 5150: Pitfalls in the Care of the Psychiatric Patient
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP
The care of a psychiatric patient in the emergency department can be a high risk situation. The presentations have been properly evaluated with a risk assessment, patients who want to leave against medical advice have a competency assessment and the elderly patients are evaluated for cognitive impairment. There is also a significant risk for patients that may want to injure themselves in the emergency department and elope from the care sitting. This presentation will discuss the means to reduce risk for caring for the psychiatric patient in the emergency setting.


Objectives:  

  • Identify high risk psychiatric patients: Suicide, AMA, elderly
  • Review the proper means for medical clearance to reduce risk from unrecognized medical illness.
  • Understand the circumstances that increase risk for injury, suicide attempts and elopement and the employ techniques to reduce these risks
 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Prescription Drug Abuse and Its Effect on the Emergency Department
Maureen McCollough, MD, FACEP


Objectives:  

  • Understand how the U.S. became the leader in prescription overdoses.
  • Learn how the U.S. healthcare system is combating this epidemic
  • Review alternatives to opiate for acute pain in the ED
 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Emergency Medicine Tricks of the Trade: What the textbooks don't teach you….
Teresa Wu, MD, FACEP
Course Description Coming Soon


Objectives:  

 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Procedures They Never Taught You That Will Change Your Practice (Didactic)
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP 
Easily mastered bedside procedures can benefit patients and add professional satisfaction to the life of Acute Care Clinicians. Many of these are learned "on the job". This presentation will review a "head to toe" collection of common injuries, and discuss in detail procedures and maneuvers that can be immediately performed to correct them. 


Discuss in detail procedures and maneuvers that can be immediately performed to correct them. A partial list of these include: 

  • Scalp lacerations
  • vertigo (Epley Maneuver)
  • tooth avulsion
  • Posterior sterno-clavicular dislocation
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Transthecal digital blocks
  • nail avulsion
  • hip dislocation
  • knee dislocation
  • ankle/brachial index calculation
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • peritonsillar abscess
  • temporomandibular joint sublaxation
  • tension pneumothorax
  • nursemaids elbow
  • subungal hematoma
  • nasal foreign body
  • patella dislocation
  • SI joint sublaxation
 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Advanced Airway Management
David Caro, MD, FACEP
Participants will discuss and review current concepts in emergency airway management, including algorithms the emergency provider will be expected to know and employ in the setting of an airway emergency. A combination of didactic presentation, small group discussion, skills lab and simulation will be utilized to iterate, demonstrate, and reinforce the required concepts that are necessary for participation in airway management in common emergency practice.


Objectives:  

  • Review advanced airway management algorithms
  • Utilize the concepts learned to discuss and virtually manage "tabletop" cases
  • Employ specific airway skills on manikins and simulated airways 
  • Combine the knowledge gained in simulated cases on a high-fidelity simulator.
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am EM Literature Update
Sanjay Arora, MD
Emergency Medicine is a constantly evolving field, and staying abreast of the medical literature is critical to providing patients with the best care possible. However, with the vast amount of research published every month, this is a daunting task. In this two part session, the speaker will present some of the best and most clinically relevant papers from the last several years. The pros and cons of each publication will be presented, and listeners can expect to take home some key points that will change their day to day practice.


Objectives:  

  • Review a variety of practice-changing papers that were recently published relevant to cutting edge emergency medicine.
  • Discuss how the results of these papers can be practically applied in routine clinical practice and in the development of best practices.
  • Critically analyze studies to provide evidence based recommendations.
  • Help practitioners stay current in our rapidly expanding specialty.
 
8:30 am - 9:00 am Beyond Constipation: GI Emergencies in Children
Ghazala Sharieff, MD
This course will review the major causes and abdominal pain in children that lead them to present to the emergency department. 


Objectives:  

  • To know the signs, symptoms and management of acute appendicitis.
  • Know the signs, symptoms and management of intussusception.
  • Know the signs, symptoms and management of pyloric stenosis, hirschsprung's disease and meckel's diverticulum
 
9:00 am - 9:30 am Half-Baked: Second Trimester Emergencies Part I
Charlotte Page Wills, MD
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9:30 am - 10:00 am EM Literature Update Part II
Sanjay Arora, MD
Emergency Medicine is a constantly evolving field, and staying abreast of the medical literature is critical to providing patients with the best care possible. However, with the vast amount of research published every month, this is a daunting task. In this two part session, the speaker will present some of the best and most clinically relevant papers from the last several years. The pros and cons of each publication will be presented, and listeners can expect to take home some key points that will change their day to day practice.


Objectives:  

  • Review a variety of practice-changing papers that were recently published relevant to cutting edge emergency medicine.
  • Discuss how the results of these papers can be practically applied in routine clinical practice and in the development of best practices.
  • Critically analyze studies to provide evidence based recommendations.
  • Help practitioners stay current in our rapidly expanding specialty.
 
10:15 am - 10:45 am Respiratory Emergencies in Children
 Ghazala Sharieff, MD
Course will review the diagnosis and management of acute upper and lower respiratory tract illness in children


Objectives:  

  • Know the management of acute asthma and bronochiolitis
  • Know the management of croup, epiglottitis and acute airway foreign bodies
 
10:45 am - 11:15 am  Half-Baked: Second Trimester Emergencies Part II
Charlotte Page Wills, MD
Course Description Coming Soon


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11:15 am - 11:45 am FFP, PCC, FEIBA, Huh?: Anticoagulation Reversal
Sanjay Arora, MD
The anticoagulated patient presents a unique set of challenges for the emergency practitioner. Guidelines for the reversal of warfarin have changed, and heparin reversal agents are used so infrequently they might be forgotten in a time sensitive situation. The arrival of newer oral anticoagulants such as dabigitran and the xabans has made the situation even more complicated. This lecture will provide concrete strategies for treating the acutely bleeding patient, review drug specific antidotes that currently exist, and introduce some reversal agents that are right around the corner.


Objectives:  

  • Explain the mechanism of action of newer and older anticoagulants.
  • Discuss the latest guidelines and recommendations for reversal of warfarin.
  • Go over potential reversal agents and drug specific antidotes that are currently available and those that are in development.
  • Provide best practices for stopping bleeding in patients on novel oral anticoagulants.
 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Pediatric Rashes: From Deadly to Benign
Ghazala Sharieff, MD
Course will review the signs and symptoms associated with benign versus life-threatening rashes in children.


Objectives:  

  • Differentiate between the key signs and symptoms of life threatening rashes versus benign rashes.
  • Know the presentation of Kawasaki Disease, Staph Scalled skin syndrome and necrotizing fascitis.
 
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