Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 10:15 - 11:45
Track 2 - Emergency Care in Pregnancy
Track Chair: Dr. Gillian Sheppard

PUL: Diagnosis & Management - Dr. Ryan Henneberry

Description:

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

Pearls

Dr. Ryan Henneberry is a full-time Emergency Medicine specialist and Sports Medicine physician from Halifax.  His primary practice is at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, a tertiary care hospital affiliated with Dalhousie Medical School.  He is the Director of PoCUS at the QEII HSC Emergency Department. Ryan is also the past chair of the CAEP PoCUS Committee and a Speaker on the CAEP EDTU course. He has previously taught at the EDE course, the ECCU course and the ICCU course as well.  He has been an examiner for the CCFP(EM) qualifying exam for over ten years and is the team physician for the Halifax Mooseheads Junior Hockey Club.

Pregnancy Loss in the ED: Can We Be More Compassionate? - Dr. Christopher Patey

Description: With an increasing number of patients arriving to the ED with early pregnancy Loss (EPL) it is essential that we provide improved facilities and emotional support both in the ED and beyond. We will review existing policies and procedures and suggested evidence based improvements to better the ED EPL experience.

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

  1. Have better insight of existing EPL management in ED.
  2. Understand reasons why women present to ED for EPL.
  3. Inspire action to improve your ED for EPL management.

Pearls

  1. We need to set standards for EPL management in the ED.
  2. Alignment of resources is essential on the frontline to manage EPL.
  3. Present EPL management and how to improve how patients perceive their care and counselling there.

Over the past fifteen years Dr. Christopher Patey has practiced as a rural emergency and family physician. As site clinical chief of Carbonear Emergency, he is always eager to implement positive change initiatives with a primary goal to improve rural emergency care. Furthermore, as an Assistant Professor with Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s Newfoundland, hoping to expand rural research with a focus of improving community health.

Lightning Oral - TBC

Maternal Cardiac Arrest: How to Save Two Lives - Dr. Laurie Morrison

Description: Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Toronto and Clinician Scientist in RESCU at St Michael’s pursuing research in resuscitation funded by HSFC, CIHR and AHA.

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

Pearls

Perimortem Cesarean Section - Dr. Osama Loubani

Description: When a pregnant patient arrests, delivering the fetus can save the lives of both the mother and the fetus.

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

  1. Describe indications of perimortem C-section.
  2. Review procedure for perimortem C-section.

Pearls

  1. Delivering the fetus can save the mother’s life.
  2. You have 5 minutes to get the fetus out to get the best chance for survival for the fetus and the mother.
  3. This is not micro-surgery. Make large incisions, and move fast.

I am an Emergency Physician with a fellowship in ICU. I split my time between the emergency department and intensive care in Halifax.