Emergency Medicine: Practicing According to the Evidence

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Sponsor: 
American Medical Seminars
Meeting Description: 

EXCELLENT Primary Care Conferences/Live Streaming Webinars approved for AMA PRA Cat 1 CME. Half-day sessions, evidence-based, clinically relevant CME in 3 formats: LIVE, WEBINAR, AUDIO/VIDEO. Live seminars offer plenty of COVID safe activities in Sarasota, FL! Outdoor dining, gardens, zoos, and BEAUTIFUL WHITE SAND BEACHES! Ahhhhh... RELAXATION

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION

Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the epidemiology, demographics and common clinical presentations for the diseases and disorders discussed; construct an appropriate history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation to develop cost-effective and accurate diagnosis; manage as well as employ appropriate follow-up and/or specialty referral for the diseases and disorders presented.  This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

 

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives.  Emergency Medicine is a specialty that has a high rate of utilization and change in standards of care.  It is often the point of entry for medical care; therefore, this course was designed to be of value to all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician in an effort to keep them abreast of current clinical practices in Emergency Medicine.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

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.
    1. Assess the limitations of current diagnostic modalities for these diseases.

 

Aortic Emergencies.

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

  1. Specify the pathophysiology and clinical presentations, and formulate ED management using evidence-based medicine of the following:

a. Abdominal aortic aneurysm,

b. Traumatic aortic disruption,

c. Essentials of aortic dissection.

 

Trauma in Pregnancy.

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

  1. Illustrate the anatomic & physiologic changes of pregnancy that are relevant to traumatic injury.
  2. Describe the common injuries associated with trauma in pregnancy, as well as their initial

assessment and management.

  1. Discuss practice management variation that may be necessary in the evaluation and management of the pregnant traumatized patient.

 

Nephrolithiasis & Pyelonephritis.

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

  1. Illustrate the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of these two entities.
  2. Specify the best-evidence strategy in both imaging for diagnosis of nephrolithiasis and management of this pathology in the Emergency Department.
  3. Discuss the classifications of upper urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis, as current IDSA guidelines for treatment of these classifications.

 

Day 2    

GI Bleeds: Upper & Lower.

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

  1. Describe the gastrointestinal tract anatomy and pathophysiologic changes that result in presentation with bleeding.
  2. Determine the emergency department "essentials" for the assessment of the patient with GI bleeding.
  3. Develop a rational framework for the ED treatment of acute gastrointestinal bleeding, both upper and lower using evidence-based medicine.

 

 

Trauma Airways.

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

  1. Specify and apply critical issues in the evaluation and management of the airway in the critically injured patient using evidence-based medicine.
  2. Identify the potential pitfalls in traditional methods of airway management in the critically injured patient.
  3. Discuss the potential utility of various pharmacologic agents in obtaining airway access in trauma.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of surgical airway management, both open and percutaneous approaches.

 

Urogenital Emergencies: Torsion & Priapism.

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

  1. Describe the anatomy, physiology and epidemiology of priapism and torsion.
  2. Discuss the evaluation and potential causes of both high and low flow priapism.
  3. Discuss ED management considerations and guidelines for the treatment of priapism.
  4. Describe the evaluation and bedside reduction technique for testicular torsion, including recent clinical decision tools and transfer recommendations.

 

Suboxone Treatment Out of the ED.

Addiction to opiates is a world-wide health care crisis.  The emergency department is on the front line in this fight and emergency providers are more and more adding medically assisted treatment (MAT) to their list of things they have to offer this patient population.

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

  1. Describe the extent of the opiate health care crisis
  2. Define what is involved in initiating a MAT  program in your hospital
  3. Outline the steps that need to be followed when initiating a patient on MAT in the ED.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 4

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.

 

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.

 

Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): An Update.

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

  1. Assess risk factors for CA-MRSA infection.
    1. Specify the best-evidence management of skin and soft-tissue infections in the era of drug resistance.
    2. Assess both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for this disease entity.
    3. Demonstrate familiarity with the latest treatment recommendations for CA-MRSA as directed by the CDC.


Low Back Pain in the ED: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Don’t Know.

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

  1. Apply an evidence-based approach to the evaluation of non-traumatic back pain.
  2. Differentiate the “red flags” that should heighten the suspicion for serious pathology in the evaluation of back pain.
  3. Assess and differentiate both effective as well as disproved therapies in the treatment of back pain using the Cochrane Database.
  4. Specify potential pitfalls in the treatment and disposition of low back pain.
Specialty: 
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Family Practice
General Practice
Internal Medicine
Audience: 
Physician MD
Physician DO
Nurse Practitioner
Physicians Assistant
Event Venue: 
The Westin Sarasota
Venue Street: 
100 Marina View Drive
Country: 
United States
State: 
Florida (FL)
City: 
Sarasota
Attendance: 
75
Map: 
5778 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233, USA (Show on map)
Faculty: 
Bryant Allen, M.D.; Andrew D. Perron, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.S.M.; and Michael E. Winters, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.E.P.
Number of Credits: 
20
AMA/CME Credits: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Visitor Registration Fee: 
$849.00 - $949.00
Credit Cards Accepted: 
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Contact Name: 
Tara Esteves
Email Address: 
Phone: 
9413881766
Event Website: 
https://www.americanmedicalseminars.com/events/emergency-medicine-practicing-according-to-the-evidence-2/
Start Date: 
05/31/2021
Time:
7:30 AM
Finish Date: 
06/03/2021
Time:
1:00 PM
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