LAS VEGAS—With the ACEP annual meeting in full swing, #ACEP16 has become the third highest trending medical conference hashtag in the world this week! Not that we’re being competitive, but we’re narrowly trailing tweets from the Japan Council for Quality Health Care conference and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. As an EM community, we must step up!
Dr. Brett Rosen (@EMDocBrett) tweeted “Some hypotensive trauma patients with positive FAST exam may benefit from CT scanning” from Dr. Swaminatha Mahadevan’s lecture on the latest in trauma literature. The dogma, of course, is that these patients need to be in the operating room, but apparently that’s not universally true.
Dr. William Brady and Dr. Corey Slovis gave a heavily attended lecture covering aspects of advanced cardiac life support that aren’t taught in certification courses. For example, what do you do for your patient with ventricular fibrillation or paroxsymal ventricular tachycardia? “If it’s not working, do something else! Consider Esmolol for refractory VF/pVT.” Definitely an interesting idea. Thanks to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s official twitter account (@MCWEmerMed) for that one. Always good to see the residency programs getting in on the game.