Emergency Medicine: Practicing According to the Evidence

Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the epidemiology, demographics and common clinical presentations for the diseases and disorders discussed; construct an appropriate history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation to develop cost-effective and accurate diagnosis; manage as well as employ appropriate follow-up and/or specialty referral for the diseases and disorders presented. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Emergency Medicine is a specialty that has a high rate of utilization and change in standards of care. It is often the point of entry for medical care; therefore, this course was designed to be of value to all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician in an effort to keep them abreast of current clinical practices in Emergency Medicine.
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Day 1 Wide-Complex Tachycardias: When is V-Tach Not V-Tach? Pericarditis and Myocarditis: How Can 2 Diseases Sound So Similar and Act So Differently? Mastering Local and Regional Anesthesia. Pitfalls in Orthopedics.
Day 2 Aortic Disasters. Abdominal Pain Case Studies. Minor Closed Head Injury: An Evidence-Based Approach. Low Back Pain in the ED: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Don’t Know.
Day 3 ST-Segment Elevation: MI or Not MI. Acute Coronary Syndrome in the ED: So Many Drugs and So Little Time. State-of-the-Art ED Airway Management. Respiratory Case Studies.
Day 4 Hypertension – Just the Facts! Turning Error into Opportunity. PE and DVT in the Emergency Department. Thrombolysis for Stroke.
Day 5 Early Goal Directed Therapy in Sepsis: Why All the Fuss? Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): An Update. Trauma Case Studies. Essentials of Trauma Imaging.

15 Apr - 19 Apr 2013

Sarasota
United States of America
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