CME - Emergency Medicine: Practicing According to the Evidence

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 29, 2007
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - CUTTING EDGE ED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT – Essentials of airway pharmacology. Approach to airway assessment. Rapid sequence intubation. ADVANCED AIRWAY TECHNIQUES: STATE-OF-THE-ART – General approach to the patient with a difficult airway. Contemporary airway rescue techniques. Management of the failed airway. ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION: MI OR NOT MI – Clinical conditions that can result in ST elevation on the ECG. ECG findings that can aid the clinician in determining the significance of ST-elevation on an ECG. Possible adjuncts a clinician can use to further define the significance of ST-elevation on an ECG. ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN THE ED: SO MANY DRUGS AND SO LITTLE TIME – The scope of the problem of ACS in the ED. Evidence-based treatment of ACS based on the latest applicable literature. Areas of controversy in the treatment of this disease entity. Emerging therapies that may prove useful for the treatment of ACS in the ED. DAY 2 - WIDE-COMPLEX TACHYCARDIAS: WHEN IS V-TACH NOT V-TACH – Possible etiologies and ECG appearance of wide complex tachycardias. Identify ECG features of these rhythms that will help differentiate between ventricular tachycardia and other more benign etiologies. Evidence-based treatment of these dysrhythmias. Clinical significance of the underlying medical conditions that result in these dysrhythmias. PERICARDITIS AND MYOCARDITIS: HOW CAN TWO DISEASES SEEM SO SIMILAR? – Pathophysiology and clinical presentation of these two entities. Potential pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of these diseases. Commonalities and differences of these closely related diseases. Evidence-based work-up and treatment options for pericarditis and myocarditis. PITFALLS IN ORTHOPEDICS – High-risk scenarios in emergency orthopedics. Severe true orthopedic emergencies. Commonly missed/mis-managed orthopedic conditions, using a case-based approach. Causes, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of compartment syndrome. Approach to the patient with penetrating extremity trauma. Indications for vascular assessment in knee dislocations. MASTERING LOCAL AND REGIONAL ANESTHESIA – Pharmacology of local anesthetics. Controversies in local anesthetic techniques. Regional anesthetic techniques appropriate for the ED. DAY 3 - SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE: WHAT IS NEW IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT? – Principles and pathophysiology of SAH. New advances in the diagnosis and management of this disease. Evidence-based treatment of SAH based on the latest applicable literature. Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of SAH in the ED. LOW BACK PAIN IN THE ED: WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW, AND WHAT WE DON’T KNOW – Evidence-based approach to the evaluation of non-traumatic back pain. “Red flags” that should heighten the suspicion for serious pathology in the evaluation of back pain. Effective as well as disproved therapies in the treatment of back pain. Potential pitfalls in the treatment and disposition of low back pain. AORTIC DISASTERS – Pathophysiology and clinical presentation of aortic dissection and AAA. Diagnostic options for emergency detection of these life-threatening vascular emergencies. Essentials of emergency management of aortic dissection and AAA. CASE STUDIES IN ABDOMINAL PAIN – Evidence-based approach to evaluation of the ED patient with abdominal pain. Common pitfalls in the assessment of patients with abdominal pain. High-risk scenarios related to patients with abdominal pain. DAY 4 - MEDICAL ERRORS – TURNING ERRORS INTO OPPORTUNITY – Elements of the emergency care environment that predisposes the clinician to decision-making errors. Cognitive strategies that reduce the likelihood of error. Methods for reviewing, discussing and addressing medical errors. IMAGING IN THE TRAUMATIZED PATIENT – Which patients need imaging following trauma. Which imaging studies are most effective in diagnosing injury. How the clinician should approach image interpretation. EARLY GOAL DIRECTED THERAPY IN SEPSIS: WHY ALL THE FUSS? – Pathophysiology of sepsis and the sepsis syndrome. Scope of the problem regarding effective management of sepsis in the ED. Principles of early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of sepsis. Potential gains that can be realized, as well as the pitfalls to avoid, in the management of sepsis utilizing early goal directed therapy. FROM HEMATEMESIS TO MELENA: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO GI – Common ED pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of GI bleeding. Evidence-based recommendations for treating this disease. High-risk features of certain GI bleeds that predict a worse outcome. DAY 5 - PE AND DVT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – Scope of the problem of thromboembolic disease in the ED. Latest diagnostic algorithms and adjuncts available to aid the clinician in the diagnosis of thromboembolic disease. Evidence-based treatment of thromboembolic disease based on the latest applicable literature. Limitations of current diagnostic modalities for these diseases. THROMBOLYSIS FOR STROKE – Principles and pathophysiology of stroke and stroke treatment. Applicable medical literature that is available to the clinician. Performance of thrombolysis for stroke to this point in time. Controversy regarding this therapy. Emerging technologies and therapies useful for the treatment of stroke in the ED. CASE STUDIES IN TRAUMA, PARTS I & II – Critical issues in the evaluation and management of the injured patient using a case-based format. Management imperatives of: Severe and minor brain injury; Spinal trauma; Blunt chest trauma; Blunt abdominal trauma; Pelvic trauma; Genitourinary trauma. Common pitfalls in the evaluation of the injured patient.


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Physician Fees $725.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $775.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $625.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $675.00 Late Registration