Busy emergency physicians are often looking for clinical pearls they can use right away in the emergency department.
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That’s just what you can expect from “Just the Pearls: Bedside Tips and Tricks for the Critically Ill Patient,” said Scott D. Weingart, MD, FACEP, attending and chief of the division of emergency critical care at Stony Brook University Medical Center and associate professor of emergency medicine at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York.
Just the Pearls:
Bedside Tips and Trick for
the Critically Ill Patient
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Skyline Ballroom, Room W375B
“The reason to attend any of these tips-and-tricks sessions is that it’s the educational session that gives the maximum number of take-home messages in the time you sit there,” Dr. Weingart said. “The point is to eliminate fluff and give clinical pearls you can use tomorrow.”
Dr. Weingart will cover strategies and skills to enable rapid assessment and treatment of the critically ill trauma patient. This will include optimum ways to manage the crashing trauma patient before placing chest tubes, he said. “There also will be new strategies to take care of the crashing trauma patient who’s hemorrhaging in front of you.”
Even for those who attended Dr. Weingart’s session last year, there will be a substantial amount of new information, he said. Last year’s attendees noted in their feedback that they would like new information related to this topic, which is why Dr. Weingart revamped his presentation to cover the most-relevant pearls from last year as well as new information that audience members will find helpful.
“Ninety percent of the information is brand-new tips and tricks you’ve not heard in the past,” he said.
Vanessa Caceres is a freelance medical writer based in Florida.