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.”
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.
4:30–5:30 p.m. (MO-81)
Cruising the Infectious Disease Literature
Faculty: David Talan, MD
So many journals, so little time. Let an expert in the field help you stay updated with the latest in the infectious disease realm. The speaker will review recent literature on infectious diseases, old diseases with new treatments, and new diseases with old treatments. Make sure you have the information to use the right drugs for the bad bugs.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
8–8:50 a.m. (TU-92)
Heroic Procedures You Should Know
Faculty: Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD, FACEP
Emergency thoracotomy is a lifesaving procedure that is not without significant risk to the patient and health care workers. Other heroic procedures are done infrequently, but will they save lives? The speaker will discuss the indications and describe the proper technique for specific heroic procedures such as thoracotomy, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, cardiac wound repair, cricothyroidotomy,
pericardiocentesis, venous cut down, and chest tube thoracostomy.
9–9:50 a.m. (TU-111)
Just the Pearls: Bedside Tips and Tricks for the Critically Ill Patient
Faculty: Scott D. Weingart, MD, FACEP
A critically ill patient in the ED can utilize a substantial amount of resources and time. The speaker will cover a variety of topics, distilling them all down to just the pearls. This is the ultimate lecture for the ADHD emergency physician. The speaker will also present strategies and skills to enable rapid assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient.
2–2:25 p.m. (TU-161)
The High-Risk Abdomen: Common Complaints and Crashing Patients
Faculty: Diane M. Birnbaumer, MD, FACEP
Abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint in the ED, but frequently no definitive diagnosis is made. Which patients are safe to discharge, and who could be your next lawsuit? Join the speaker in a case-based presentation that will highlight common errors made in the evaluation of abdominal pain, and how to prevent them through proper evaluation and documentation.
3:30–4:20 p.m. (TU-168)
Fixing Faces Painlessly: Facial Anesthesia, Regional Blocks
Faculty: Kip R. Benko, MD, FACEP
Facial wounds can be a frightening and painful experience for the patient. Using illustrative cases, the presenter will describe the anatomic approach to facial nerve blocks. These blocks may be used for local anesthesia to repair such regional facial trauma as eyelid lacerations or oral trauma and dental pain. (This course is a prerequisite to the “Emergency Dental Skills Lab.”)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
8–8:50 a.m. (WE-196)
Dermatology Update 2014: New Treatments, Classic Conditions
Faculty: Heather M. Murphy-Lavoie, MD
Plant based dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, fungal skin infections—and more. Is that expensive new cream or pill really better? Some common rashes are easy to identify but the treatment options can be daunting. During this session, the speaker will guide you through the options for treating these classic rashes, with a focus on novel therapies and the evidence for their use.
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!
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.
11–11:50 a.m. (TH-334)
Clinical Query: The Awake Airway
Faculty: Diane M. Birnbaumer, MD, FACEP; Peter M. DeBlieux, MD, FACEP; Robert J. Vissers, MD, FACEP, FRCPC
Maintaining spontaneous respirations during airway management (for both patient and provider) is desirable in many clinical scenarios. The awake airway can be an effective strategy to avert the dreaded “cannot intubate, cannot ventilate” scenario. This presentation will incorporate multiple vantage points addressing the optimal approach to a difficult airway by using an awake approach by a panel of airway experts.
Noon–12:50 p.m. (TH-350)
“There’s An App for That:” Hand-Held Devices and Applications That You Should Know About
Faculty: Jason C. Wagner, MD, FACEP
Can you increase your efficiency by using a hand-held digital assistant? In today’s ED, rapidly sending and receiving information in a “trackable” manner has become imperative for safe and efficient practice. Access to information on handheld devices has exploded in the past decade, and some applications are more useful than others. The presenter will review various ways in which the use of a hand-held mobile devices and accessing the most useful application can assist the busy practitioner in day-to-day practice.
The speaker will review specific apps and hand-held devices that will increase the
efficiency of the EP.