Monday, May 27, 2019 • 10:45 - 12:15
Track 2 - Catch of the Day BEEM
Track Chair: Dr. Andrew Worster
Room: 201

Catch of the Day BEEM - Drs. Andrew Worster, Ken Milne, Katrina Hurley, Gauri Ghate, Tracy Meyer, Justin Yan

Speaker Slides

Description: BEEM is an international, non-profit, emergency medicine, knowledge translation project created by emergency physicians for emergency physicians. Catch of the Day highlights is a presentation by Canadian Emergency Medicine faculty highlighting a collection of clinical trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines identified by BEEM raters around the world as the most clinically relevant and recent publications.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to know:

  1. How an emergency physicians can prevent, clinically diagnose and treat hyponatremia in children.
  2. Whether the HEART score outperform clinical gestalt and how can it best be used in the emergency department.
  3. Which contraceptive is best for emergency contraception in the emergency department and what are the associated risks.
  4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of intranasal (IN) ketamine compared to IN fentanyl and how are these best delivered IN.
  5. What are the standard loading doses and duration of clopidogrel and ASA after a high risk transient ischaemic attack or minor ischaemic stroke.
  6. How an emergency physician can prevent and treat ketamine-associated agitation.
  7. Which test is a better predictor of difficult intubation than the modified Mallampati score.
  8. What are the risk factors, current standard investigations and treatments for febrile seizures.
  9. What should emergency physicians know about point of care ultrasound for cricothyroid membrane identification prior to use in emergency airway situations.

Dr. Andrew Worster

Dr. Worster is a staff emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. He is the current Director and Editor-in-Chief of the not-for-profit, international knowledge translation project, Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM). He is an investigator for multiple clinical studies funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 

Dr. Ken Milne

Dr. Milne is the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He has been doing research for over 30 years publishing on a variety of topics. He is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. He is the creator of the knowledge translation project, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine. When not working clinically or doing research he is trying hard to be an endurance athlete. Dr. Milne is married and has three amazing children.

Dr. Katrina Hurley

Dr. Hurley is the Interim Chief of the IWK Emergency Department in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a Master’s degree in Health Informatics and is a self-professed “data geek” with more ideas than time. She enjoys supervising learners and mentoring junior faculty in their research. In her spare time, she embarks on outdoor adventures with her family.

Dr. Gauri Ghate

Dr. Gauri Ghate MD, FRCP is an Emergency Physician in London, ON. She has an interest in the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Program. She enjoys public speaking and coordinates Grand Rounds for the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. Having grown up in Northern New Brunswick, she’ll always be an East Coaster at heart

Dr. Tracy Meyer

Dr. Meyer, MD FRCPC is an Emergency Physician in Saint John. She has an interest in marginalized populations and addiction medicine with a mixed practice of Emergency Medicine and a clinic for Opioid Use Disorder. She works with the psychiatry department for improved collaboration with the Emergency Department and is an advocate for harm reduction in New Brunswick.

Dr. Justin Yan

Dr. Yan, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is an emergency physician, assistant professor, and clinician researcher at Western University in London, Ontario. His research interests include diabetic emergencies, procedural sedation, and cardiac care. Outside of work, Justin enjoys traveling, international cuisine, physical fitness, and playing with his two dogs, Robbie and Marlee.