Sunday, May 27, 2018 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track 1 - JUST THE FACTS
Track Chair: Dr. Sam Campbell
Room: Marriott Kensington B/C/D

Low Dose Ketamine for analgesia in the ED - Dr. Bruce Mohr

Presentation slides

Description: Summarize the literature on the use of low dose Ketamine (LDK) for analgesia in the ED, suggest situations when it might prove most reliable and useful, when it should be avoided, and describe case examples of using it in my ED

Learning Objectives:

  1. to learn about LDK for analgesia research to date
  2. to learn about when it might be most useful, and when to avoid it
  3. hear about some case examples of it’s use and outcome

Biography: Staff Physician Emergency Whistler Health Care Centre  Clinical Instructor University of British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine  Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol Physician and Canadian Alpine Ski Team Physician

The Wild Man - Dr. Jim Goulding

Description: Faced with a completely out of control patient what are your options..

Learning Objectives:

  1. Options in drug control
  2. Brief review of Excited Delerium
  3. Ketamine pearls

Pearls:

  1. Don’t go too low in dose
  2. Watch airway
  3. Routine benzodiazepine optional

Biography: Practiced EM since 1981 in Moncton,Halifax,Vancouver and Victoria. Clinical Associate Professor UBC and Regional Medical Director BCAS Vancouver Island

Assessing Suicide Risk - Dr. Constance LeBlanc

Description: Rapid Assessment of Suicide Risk

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize risk factors for suicide
  2. Use best-evidence to stratify patients

Pearls:

  1. We are not all at equal risk
  2. Key questions to ask
  3. Delineating risk is not a perfect science

Biography: Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development and Education Research

Dalhousie University

COPD – What Has Changed - Dr. Sam Campbell

Description: Review contemporary ED COPD exacerbation management

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discussing NNT and NNH for each intervention available to us in the ED management of COPD exacerbation
  2. Developing a system for risk/admission stratification
  3. Develop routine relapse prevention strategies

Pearls

  1. Anthonisen criteria are still valid for choosing interventions
  2. The risk:benefit ratio of all interventions improves as COPD patients get sicker
  3. Relapse prevention is an important aspect of ED care.

Biography: Chief of Emerg at the Halifax Infirmary

Cheated out of a noble prize on numerous occasions

Update in CAP Care - Dr. Sam Campbell

Description: A bullet point review of contemporary Community acquired Pneumonia management in the ED

Learning Objectives:

  1. An easy way to decide what antibiotics to use, and for how long
  2. An idea of what investigations might (or might not) be useful
  3. A review of current controversies in CAP management

Pearls

  1. Old antibiotics are still good (macrolides less so!)
  2. A 7 day course of antibiotics is more than enough in uncomplicated CAP.
  3. Routine use of steroids and statins for pneumonia is still not supported by adequate evidence

Biography: Chief of Emerg at the Halifax Infirmary

Cheated out of a noble prize on numerous occasions

What's New (and what's old) in PE - Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson

Description: A review of the latest literature on PE and how it may or may not change your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand new investigations for PE
  2. What’s new in the treatment of PE
  3. Disposition for patients with PE

Pearls:

TBA, you’ll need to attend the session to find out 🙂

Biography: I am an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University.  I am Director of the Acute Research Unit at the QEIIHSC. I am active on many committees both in the Department as well as at NSHA, the Medical School as well as nationally.  My special interest is in evaluation and remediation.

What's New (and what's old) in DVT - Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson

Description: A review of the latest literature on DVT and how it may or may not change your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand new investigations for DVT
  2. What’s new in the treatment of DVT
  3. Disposition for patients with DVT, followup ?

Pearls:

TBA, you’ll need to attend the session to find out 🙂

Biography: I am an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University.  I am Director of the Acute Research Unit at the QEIIHSC. I am active on many committees both in the Department as well as at NSHA, the Medical School as well as nationally.  My special interest is in evaluation and remediation.