Live Event

Emergency Medicine: Practicing According to the Evidence

Title:Emergency Medicine: Practicing According to the Evidence
Dates:April 12, 2021 7:30 am - April 14, 2021 12:50 pm
Location:Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
Daily Schedule:7:30 am-12:50 pm
Course #:SEMLA-3520210412

Certifications

15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Venue

1393 S Eads St
Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City, Arlington
Virginia
22202
United States

Located in the vibrant Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, you’re within minutes of many landmarks including the Washington Monument, United States Capitol and White House.

 

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Course Outline

Day 1

Thrombolysis for Stroke.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Analyze and integrate the principles and pathophysiology of stroke and stroke treatment.
  2. Appraise the applicable medical literature that is available to the clinician along with the latest ASA Guidelines.
  3. Debate the performance of thrombolysis for stroke to this point in time.
  4. Appraise the controversy in the medical literature regarding this therapy.
  5. Determine emerging technologies and therapies that may prove useful for the treatment of stroke in the ED.

 PE and DVT in the Emergency Department.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Analyze the scope of the problem of thromboembolic disease in the ED.
  2. Employ the latest diagnostic algorithms and adjuncts available to aid the clinician in the diagnosis of thromboembolic disease.
  3. Appraise the evidence-based treatment of thromboembolic disease based on the latest applicable literature and apply applicable ACEP Guidelines.
  4. Assess the limitations of current diagnostic modalities for these diseases.

Early Goal Directed Therapy in Sepsis: Why All the Fuss?

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Determine the pathophysiology of sepsis and the sepsis syndrome.
  2. Evaluate the scope of the problem regarding effective management of sepsis in the ED.
  3. Appraise the principles of early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of sepsis.
  4. Employ the applicable “surviving sepsis” guidelines.
  5. Assess the potential gains that can be realized, as well as the pitfalls to avoid, in the management of sepsis utilizing early goal directed therapy.

Undifferentiated Shock…Making a Difference.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM

  1. Identify crucial pearls from the history and physical examination that identify patients who may be critically ill.
  2. Discuss important initial management steps for the patient with signs of shock according to evidence-based medicine.
  3. Implement a systematic approach to quickly identifying the cause of shock in critically ill patients.

 Deadly Allergies and Anaphylaxis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM

  1. Determine the clinical criteria for anaphylaxis using The World Allergy Organization guidelines.
  2. Appraise the use of epinephrine in patients with anaphylaxis using evidence-based medicine.
  3. Assess the role of second-line medications commonly used in the treatment of anaphylaxis.
  4. Specify which patients with anaphylaxis require continued observation or admission.

Day 2

Post-Arrest Care.

Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine and clinical practice guidelines, to in the AHA CPR and emergency cardiovascular care, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM

  1. Develop goals for oxygenation and ventilation in the patient with return of spontaneous circulation following cardiac arrest.
  2. Identify the optimal mean arterial blood pressure in post-arrest patients.
  3. Employ appropriate use of targeted temperature management in post-arrest patients.
  4. Determine which post-arrest patients should be sent for emergent cardiac catheterization.

Cardiac Arrest Updates

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. List the components of, and discuss the importance of, high-quality CPR in ED patient in cardiac arrest.
  2. Discuss the current controversies on optimal timing and method of airway management in patients with cardiac arrest.
  3. Discuss the role of vasopressor and antiarrhythmic medications in the management of patients in cardiac arrest.

 Minor Closed Head Injury:  An Evidence-Based Approach.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Assess and relate the pathophysiology of minor closed head injury.
  2. Appraise the literature as it pertains to minor closed head injury and apply ACEP Guidelines as they relate to minor CHI.
  3. Recommend diagnostic algorithms appropriate for the evaluation and management of minor CHI in light of best-evidence available.

Pediatric Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls.

Pediatric orthopedic injuries are frequently seen in the Emergency Department.  This population is at risk for missed or mis-managed orthopedic injuries based on inability to provide a history, presence of growth plates and ossification centers, and the imbalance of stronger ligaments and pliable bone.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the presence of, and apply the evidence-based treatment for Salter-Harris injuries.
  2. Formulate strategies to avoid the missed diagnosis of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures.
  3. Integrate effective methods to avoid the missed diagnosis of slipped-capital-femoral epiphysis and employ the acute treatment algorithm once it is identified.

Adult Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls.

Orthopedic injuries are a frequently seen complaint in the Emergency Department.  The vast majority are straightforward to diagnose and manage.  There are some injuries, however, that are subtler in presentation and more complicated to manage.  This session will focus on the latter group of injuries.  Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Detect the presentation and diagnostic pitfalls associated with posterior shoulder dislocation.
  2. Determine an appropriate work-up of compartment syndrome and distinguish the myriad ways it can present.
  3. Appraise those at risk for knee dislocation and relate the time-imperative for reduction.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the work-up and evidence-based treatment for native hip dislocation, as well as occult hip fracture.

Day 3

Pericarditis and Myocarditis: How Can 2 Diseases Sound So Similar and Act So Differently?

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Illustrate the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of these two entities.
  2. Differentiate the potential pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of these diseases.
  3. Analyze the commonalities and differences of these closely related diseases.
  4. Recommend evidence-based work-up and treatment options for pericarditis and myocarditis.

 Acute Coronary Syndrome in the ED: So Many Drugs and So Little Time.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Analyze the scope of the problem of ACS in the ED.
  2. Integrate the evidence-based treatment of ACS based on the latest applicable literature.
  3. Relate the areas of controversy in the treatment of this disease entity.
  4. Assess emerging therapies that may prove useful for the treatment of ACS in the ED.
  5. Apply and integrate the updated ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina and non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

 

 Recent Critical Care Articles You’ve Got to Know!

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM

  1. Appraise key evidence-based medicine articles from the recent critical care and emergency medicine literature.
  2. Plan the integration of recent evidence into the practice of emergency medicine.

 Crashing Obese Patient

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Describe the anatomic and physiologic changes in the obese patient that affect emergent airway management.
  2. Discuss important changes to mechanical ventilation in the critically ill obese patient.
  3. Discuss critical changes to high-risk medications in the critically ill obese patient.

 Common Cases Walking Through Your Office Door.

Clinical Cases will be solicited throughout the week from the participants.  These cases will be selected and managed by the presenters. Diagnoses, next steps in management and expected clinical outcomes will be discussed.  The format will include panel discussion and audience participation.

Presented By

Presenter

  • Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M. (Learn More)
    Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Vice Chair for Education and Assistant DIO, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center; Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, Portland, ME
  • Michael E. Winters, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.E.P. (Learn More)
    Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department; Co-Director Combined Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Program, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Fee Structure

To receive the Early Registration Rate, fees must be postmarked >60 days prior to program start date (April 12, 2021 7:30 am).

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Details Price Qty
Physician’s Fees – Early Registration $849.00 (USD)  
Physician’s Fees – Regular Registration $899.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 11, 2021
Non Physician/Resident Fees - Early Registration $749.00 (USD)  
Non Physician/Resident Fees - Early Registration $799.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 11, 2021

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