Don’t miss visiting ACEP’s award-winning innovation center—innovatED. Get a sneak peek of not-yet-released emergency department products from start-up companies.
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Monday–Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Booth 1543, Exhibit Hall, San Diego Conference Center
Hear rapid-fire presentations from game-changing experts. Their innovative developments could impact your practice in emergency medicine.
No Mask, No Problem. High Velocity Nasal Insufflation (HVNI): A Viable Alternative to NIPPV
Presented by Michael McQueen, MD, MBA, FAAP, vice president, medical education, Vapotherm
Looking for a mask-free alternative to NIPPV? HVNI is a non-invasive respiratory support modality that treats undifferentiated respiratory distress through a simple nasal cannula interface. This talk will briefly review HVNI mechanisms of action, clinical evidence. and applications of the technology in the emergency department.
Novel Care Pathway for Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Atrial Fibrillation
Presented by Phil Mendys, Pharm D, FAHA, CPP, adjunct professor of medicine and pharmacy practice, co-director of the University of North Carolina Lipid and Prevention Clinic, Advanced Cholesterol Management Program, and Atrial Fibrillation Transition Clinic
Introduce a structured process for atrial fibrillation care, linking the expertise of emergency department and cardiology practices with the introduction of clinical pharmacists to bridge the gap and coordinate treatment, helping to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions while improving access to comprehensive atrial fibrillation care.
Presented by Bernard Lopez, MD, FACEP
This presentation will focus on defining implicit bias and how it is a part of our make up as human beings. We will discuss its effects on our interactions with our coworkers and, more importantly, with our patients. Participants will be able to understand methods to mitigate our biases to create the best environment for patient care in the emergency department.
Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente
Using Technology to Reduce Readmissions through the ED
Presented by Andrew Reeve, senior vice president of network development at Collective Medical
Learn about how EDie, Collective Medical’s real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform, can be used to reduce avoidable readmissions. Because the emergency departmentis very often the point of entry for hospital readmissions, EDie can be used to help providers realize the forces behind ED traffic, identify at-risk patients, and coordinate with the broader care team.
Sponsor: Collective Medical
ACEP 50th Anniversary Panels
Monday, 12:15–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–2:45 p.m.
Grab an anniversary cupcake and join us as we look back on a few milestones in emergency medicine history. Hear highlights through the decades, from the years before we were a specialty through the innovation of today. Our top 50th anniversary sponsors are among the panelists, including physician leaders from Schumacher Clinical Partners, TeamHealth, Vituity, and the United States Army Medicine. You won’t want to miss this discussion on medical advances over the last 50 years.