8–8:50 a.m. (WE-204)
Neuro-Critical Care: What Every Physician Needs to Know
Faculty: Evie G. Marcolini, MD, FACEP
Whether you are in a big city trauma center or what seems like a rural medical outpost, there are time-critical actions that every emergency physician must know when
caring for the neurologically injured patient. Who gets a hole in their head? Who gets intubated? Who gets osmotic therapies? The speaker will focus on fundamental care of the critically ill patient with neurological injury complexes. From monitoring these patients to controversies surrounding some of the most common neurological illnesses, this course is not to be missed!
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9–9:50 a.m. (WE-216)
Drug Interactions: Combinations That Kill Your Patients
Faculty: Steven B. Bird, MD, FACEP
New medications, polypharmacy, alternative drugs, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter medications—how can we keep track of them all? Certain combinations can have dire consequences. The speaker will review the drug interactions that can harm patients, both in the ED and later on. The speaker will also discuss what to look for, what to ask, and how to avoid unfavorable drug combinations.
2–2:25 p.m. (WE-263)
Are You Ready to Give tPA in Ischemic Stroke? Practical Considerations for Real-Life Use
Faculty: Andrew W. Asimos, MD, FACEP
It may work in theory, but what about in the real-life practice in the ED? Emergency physicians are often called upon to make the decision to use tPA in acute ischemic stroke patients. No neurologist? What can the EP do to deal with this common situation? Even with expanding time windows, the focus remains on giving tPA as early as possible. Therefore, multiple actions must occur extremely quickly. Using a rapid-fire checklist approach, the speaker will review the important, practical steps that physicians must use to safely and thoughtfully make the decision to lyse or not.
4:30–5:30 p.m. (WE-290)
Ten Fatal Imaging Myths That Should Change Your Practice
Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP
Diagnostic imaging is critical to many emergency department patients, but myths and misconceptions can result in potentially fatal misdiagnosis or delay. Does a chest X-ray really rule out free air, obstruction, or aortic dissection? Can a normal ovarian ultrasound rule out ovarian torsion? Using a case-based approach with audience participation, the speaker debunks these urban legends, teaching axioms, and myths. By the end of the lecture, you will be armed with the tools to change your practice and be better able
to avoid these radiology pitfalls!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
8–8:50 a.m. (TH-300)
From Paper to Patient: Recent Advances in Emergency Electrocardiography That Will Save a Life
Faculty: Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP
Tremendous advances have been made in the field of electrocardiography in the past several years. We are now able to detect subtleties that may literally mean either detection of disease and/or changing management that can save lives. Join this expert in finding and utilizing electrocardiographic pearls buried in years of bench studies. Once you have finished this review, you will not only have skills in new and improved methods of ECG analysis, but you will have the literature to back you up.