MONDAY, OCTOBER 27
10–10:50 a.m. (MO-07)
Pediatric Orthopedics: Avoid the Pitfalls
Faculty: Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
The identification and treatment of pediatric orthopedic injuries is an extremely difficult aspect of working in an ED due to the frequent paucity of radiological findings and relatively rarity of the conditions encountered. Yet we can’t miss these injuries. The speaker reviews the latest in pediatric orthopedics so that making that diagnosis will be a “snap.”
Explore This IssueACEP14 Preview: Vol 33 – No 09S – September 2014
11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. (MO-10)
Cruising the Literature: Cardiology 2014
Faculty: Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP
Medical journals abound with cardiology articles, and numerous multi-center trials have recently been published. New drugs are being introduced, existing medications have changing indications, and diagnostic and management strategies are being evaluated. Which of these articles should you integrate into your practice? The speaker will review the most important cardiology articles from the past year’s literature that will directly impact your patients.
1:30–1:55 p.m. (MO-41)
Beyond FAST: Trauma Ultrasound Today
Faculty: Matthew S. Dawson, MD
Nearly two decades since the FAST exam was first proposed, the use of bedside ultrasound in the initial evaluation of trauma patients continues to both expand and raise controversy. During this case-based interactive discussion, the speaker will discuss the history of the FAST exam from the 1970s to today, both inside and beyond our borders. Key evidence on training and outcomes will be reviewed. New applications for ultrasound in the evaluation of trauma patients will be explained to help you become a better sonographer for your trauma patients.
4–4:25 p.m. (MO-78)
Rapid Fire: Top Five Habits of Highly Successful Emergency Physicians
Faculty: Michael A. Silverman, MD, FACEP
Why do some emergency physicians seem to have tremendous success in their careers while maintaining a vibrant work-life balance, while others struggle to make it through their next shift? Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? The speaker will present the top five habits of highly successful emergency physicians and show how you can achieve this type of success in your own life. Stop feeling like a hamster running on wheel and going nowhere fast. This talk will give you ideas to help you take control of your life!
4:30–5:30 p.m. (MO-80)
The Combative, Uncooperative, Arrested, and Threatening Trauma Patient: A Legal, Ethical, and Medical Minefield!
Faculty: Christopher B. Colwell, MD, FACEP
It is common for the emergency physician, in addition to being a medical professional, to deal with psychological, ethical, and legal issues in trauma. When should alcohol levels or urine toxicology screens be sent? What information should be provided to the police? When can patients sign out and when are they too impaired? Should the police be called? What’s the best method to restrain a trauma patient, and when is sedation appropriate? The speaker will discuss how to manage these medical and ethical dilemmas.