TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Explore This IssueACEP14 Daily News Tuesday: Vol 33 - No10B - October 2014
Heroic Procedures You Should Know
Skyline Ballroom, Room W375 A
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.
Cruising the Literature: Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2014
Skyline Ballroom, Room W375 B
Faculty: Richard M. Cantor, MD, FACEP
Keeping up with the expanding pediatric emergency medicine literature is a challenge for busy emergency physicians. The speaker will review the recent literature from the past twelve months and discuss those articles that could affect the way you treat pediatric patients.
The High-Risk Abdomen: Common Complaints and Crashing Patients
Skyline Ballroom, Room W375 C
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.
Therapy for Non-ST Elevation ACS: Update 2014
McCormick Place West, Room W196 ABC
Faculty: Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
A number of established and new therapies exist in the management of patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and unstable angina. Every year, however, these therapies are updated or changed completely. The speaker will review the most recent literature on risk stratification and treatment of NSTEMI. Therapies, such as heparin, nitrates, antiplatelet agents, antithrombins, and percutaneous coronary interventions will be reviewed, using the latest literature and guidelines.