Key West Demystifying Emergency Medicine Conference is organized by CME4LIFE and will be held from Jun 05 - 08, 2023 at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Grand Key - Key West, Key West, Florida, United States of America.
CME4Life presents to you a complete exploration of evaluating a patient to determine if they are truly sick and what needs to be done to provide the best patient outcome. Demystifying Emergency Medicine is designed to increase your confidence and competence in a methodical step-wise approach that does not just give you evidence-based medicine but teaches you how to think! We will help you increase your skills clinically, but also in a way that will help protect you medicolegally.
Day 1 – 7:00am to 12:30pm (2 – 15 minute breaks) – 5 hours
• Emergency Medicine Mindset: Helps you understand your mindset in emergency medicine and how it affects patient care.
• Lab Medicine: This program simplifies the understanding of the labs you need to master to be able to care for truly sick patients effectively and efficiently. This includes dealing with understanding and identifying sepsis, AKI, electrolyte abnormality, and acute bleeding.
Day 2 – 7:00am to 12:30pm (2 – 15 minute breaks) – 5 hours
• Pulmonary Medicine and CXR interpretation: This program provides a constructive approach to radiographic interpretation which will ultimately increase your confidence and competence in caring for patients. You will also be taught a mnemonic to help you recognize the five most important causes of shortness of breath and best practice strategies for evaluating patients. Topics covered on this day include COPD/Asthma, CHF, pneumonia, and PE.
Day 3 – 7: 00am to 12:30pm (2 – 15 minute breaks) – 5 hours
• Cardiac Medicine and ECG interpretation: This program compiles the previous day's materials and expands to focus on the evaluation of acute chest pain. It is not always a myocardial infarction that causes the pain and the five major causes of chest pain will be reviewed along with their presentations.
Day 4 – 7:00am to 12:30pm (2 – 15 minute breaks) – 5 hours.
• Abdominal Medicine: This last program continues to expand from the previous days to effectively evaluate acute abdominal pain. We will review a systematic approach to a patient presenting with acute pain along with diagnosis and treatment of acute gastrointestinal bleeding and the use of gastric lavage. Lastly, we will discuss the workup and treatment of appendicitis using the most current guidelines.