OVERVIEW

Emergency Medicine: Common Challenges for Adults and Children is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS), Inc. and will be held from Feb 06 - 09, 2023 at Zota Beach Resort, Longboat Key, Florida, United States of America.

Agenda & Learning Objectives:
1 Day
Respiratory Distress in Young Children (Joffe) 
After this lecture, the participant will be able to: COMP
• List the differential diagnosis of common and not-so-common causes of respiratory distress in young children.
• Choose appropriate diagnostic tests and explain why some tests are not indicated for young children with respiratory distress
• Discuss the relative effectiveness of bronchodilators, steroids, high-flow nasal cannula, and non-invasive ventilation in the treatment of young children with various respiratory diseases.

The dilemma of the Foreign Body - Aspirated or Ingested (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
• Distinguish the epidemiology and clinical presentation of aspirated versus ingested foreign bodies.
• Analyze the rationale for radiographic evaluation of children with a history of foreign body ingestion.
• Review the diagnostic approach and radiographic interpretation of children with aspirated foreign bodies.

Nasty Nosebleeds: The Epistaxis Playbook (Dubbs)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Describe multiple methods of management for patients presenting with epistaxis from first-line treatment to more complex interventions.
• Develop a plan and approach to persistent, severe epistaxis.
• Provide improved education and anticipatory guidance to patients being discharged after treatment for epistaxis.
• Outline the indications for transfer, consultation, and advanced management modalities in severe epistaxis.

Up to your Eyeballs- Can’t-Miss Eye Emergencies (Dubbs)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Outline the applications and basic operation of ophthalmologic examination equipment- ophthalmoscope, wood lamp, slit lamp, and tonometer.
• Describe the presentations and exam findings of key ocular emergencies.
• Describe the management of key ocular emergencies.
• Describe essential elements of documentation regarding eye complaints for improved medical communication and medicolegal protection.

“I Gotta Push!” Emergent Deliveries in the ED (Dubbs)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Describe the risks and pitfalls of emergency department deliveries.
• Understand what equipment and resources are needed to be prepared for ED deliveries.
• Describe delivery techniques for complicated emergent birth on arrival.
• Describe essential elements of documentation regarding emergent deliveries for improved medical communication and medicolegal protection.

2 Day
Approach to Febrile Infants and Toddlers (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, using published guidelines and evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Assess the risks of various management strategies for febrile infants less than 2 months of age.
• Appraise recent data concerning the clinical approach to febrile young infants.
• Appraise data concerning the diagnostic evaluation of febrile children 3-24 months of age.
• Recognize the changing epidemiology of invasive bacterial infections secondary to widespread vaccination practices.

Pediatric Emergency Radiology (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Assess the radiographic findings after the case description.
• Diagnose various pediatric conditions after case description and radiographic assessment.

The Crashing Cancer Patient (Dubbs)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Outline cancer-specific factors that affect sepsis management
• Apply ultrasound skills to identify critical, intervenable causes of hemodynamic instability in cancer patients
• Recognize communication pitfalls to avoid when caring for critically ill cancer patients.

PE Pearls and Pitfalls (Dubbs)
Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize typical and atypical presentations of acute pulmonary embolism
• Perform risk stratification of patients for pulmonary embolism
• Describe management options for pulmonary embolism based on evidence and guidelines

Demystifying Transfusion (Dubbs)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Identify and anticipate which patients are at risk for transfusion complications.
• Recognize and manage transfusion complications.
• Outline options and indications for special blood products to be used for transfusion.

3 Day
A Walk in the Woods: Ticks and Tickborne Illness (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
• Explore tick types, distribution, life cycles, and their interaction with mammals.
• Determine the management of a patient with a recent tick bite.
• Review and understand the many tick-borne illnesses and treatment approaches using evidence-based medicine.
• Discuss the long-term ramifications of tick-borne illnesses.

Anemia Top Ten (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Understand the terminology and definitions of anemia.
• Distinguish the different types of anemia.
• Examine the dynamic decision on transfusion.
• Be prepared for the transfusion discussion with patients and family members.

Hypertensive Emergencies (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Define both Hypertensive Urgency and Hypertensive Emergency.
• Review the impact of end-organ and potential outcomes.
• Understand the medical management of hypertensive emergencies using evidence-based medicine.
• Discuss admission criteria using current guidelines.
• Explore an approach to asymptomatic hypertension.

Fluid and Electrolyte Emergencies (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, using AAP guidelines and evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Assess the degree of dehydration in children based on factors evaluated in recently published research.
• Utilize oral rehydration and subcutaneous rehydration in appropriately selected pediatric patients.
• Discuss the presentations and treatment of children with abnormalities in serum sodium and potassium concentrations.

Medical Errors in Pediatrics (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
• Demonstrate root cause analysis and perform it on cases of medical errors that involve children.
• Assess specific, evidence-based risks for medication errors and strategies to reduce their occurrence.
• Review issues in sleep physiology that relate to medical error risks, and make evidence-based recommendations for sleep management.

4 Day
Asthma Update (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Understand severity determination and definitions.
• Understand the testing options and their value in different circumstances.
• Design a standard treatment plan for mild to moderate severity asthma using current guidelines.
• Know the supplemental options for severe asthma exacerbation.
• Review admission indications and discharge planning.

EM Speed Training + Against Medical Advice (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Recognize strategies for accelerating patient care in an Urgent Care or Emergency Department setting./li>
• Be the Clinician you would want for your family.
• Discuss speed strategies for special circumstances.
• Define the challenges of patients leaving Against Medical Advice.
• Provide strategies to navigate the AMA discharge.
• Highlight and discuss common physician concerns regarding AMA.

UTI and Pyelonephritis (Lane)
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
• Define Simple vs. Complicated UTI and Pyelonephritis
• Review the epidemiology, risk factors, and microbiology related to both UTI and Pyelonephritis.
• Understand the spectrum of clinical presentation for both UTI and Pyelonephritis.
• Recognize the available diagnostic tools used in the evaluation of UTI and Pyelonephritis
• Design an effective treatment approach for both UTI and Pyelonephritis.

Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis in Childhood (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: EBM COMP
• Review the pathophysiology of appendicitis.
• Associate the pathophysiology of appendicitis with the signs and symptoms.
• Analyze various diagnostic approaches to appendicitis in childhood.
• Criticize the care provided in several cases of appendicitis missed at the time of initial ED evaluation.

Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies (Non-appendiceal) (Joffe)
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine and published guidelines, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• List the leading causes of abdominal emergencies in children in different age groups.
• Discuss the pathophysiology and time course for effective intervention for the more common abdominal emergencies in childhood.
• Choose the most appropriate diagnostic modalities for children presenting with symptoms of common abdominal emergencies.

KEY DATES

Event Start Date
06 Feb, 2023
Event Start Date
Event End Date
09 Feb, 2023
Event End Date

TARGET AUDIENCE

Emergency Medicine Physicians

SPECIALITIES

Emergency Medicine

VENUE

Zota Beach Resort
4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr
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