Dan Kim

Monday, June 5, 2017 • 11:15 – 12:45
Track 4 – JUST THE FACTS II – THE SEQUEL
WCC: Ballroom B

But Doctor, I am Allergic to Penicillin - Dr. Tom Green

Description:

In this presentation, the true incidence of penicillin allergy and discuss approaches and alternatives will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the true incidence of penicillin allergy
  • Understand alternative treatments when indicated
  • Improve your approach to patients who are “penicillin allergic”

Bouncebacks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Dr. Lucas Chartier

Description:

Bouncebacks, or return visits, to the emergency department are feared by most providers – in large part because of the way we deal with them. This talk will present a novel way to learn from return visits in a constructive and system oriented fashion, both at the local and provincial levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why return visits are feared by emergency medicine providers
  • Appreciate constructive ways of dealing with return visits
  • Learn about Ontario’s Return Visit Quality Program

Truth or Truthiness? Controversies in Research Reporting - Ms. Shelley McLeod

Description:

This session will explore current controversies in clinical research reporting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand appropriate research methodology
  • Learn data interpretation
  • Learn about suggestions to improve the quality of clinical research reporting

Too Much or Too Little: The Lost Art of the Opening Pressure - Dr. Justin Ahn

Description:

A discussion on the utility of opening pressures when investigating for headaches.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to perform an opening pressure
  • Learn when to perform an opening pressure
  • Learn how to treat disorders of CSF hypotension or hypertension

Don’t Just Do Something - Stand There! Emergency Practices We Need to Stop - Dr. Heather Lindsay

Description:

Medicine is full of historical practices that we find difficult to cease despite a lack of evidence to support them. This presentation will discuss several of these that continue in the emergency department and why they should stop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why practices continue despite evidence
  • Identify practices in the emergency department that have no basis in evidence

Clear as a Bell: Evidence Based Palsy Treatment - Dr. Matt Bouchard

Description:

A review of the evidence of treatment for Bell’s Palsy.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the controversies surrounding treatment of Bell’s Palsy

Three Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic - Dr. Lisa Thurgur

Description:

This presentation will discuss the crisis dealt with daily by emergency physicians.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe three things you should know about the opioid epidemic

Seconds Left on the Clock: Life Saving Procedures You Should Know - Dr. Joe Finkler

Description:

Learning Objectives:

 

Magical or Morbid? A Forager's Guide to Mushrooms - Dr. Jesse Godwin

Description:

This presentation will take you on a journey down the forest path to learn about the toxicological world of mushrooms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how not to panic when a patient ingests mushrooms
  • Learn a basic approach to mushroom ingestion
  • Learn identifying characteristics of some commonly ingested mushrooms

Fact of Fiction? Myth Busting in Emergency Medicine - Dr. Daniel Kim

Description:

This presentation will appraise the evidence for commonly held beliefs and dogma in emergency medicine – in simpler terms, bust some medical myths!

Learning Objectives:

  • Debunk the myth: “Kids don’t get sprains because their ligaments are stronger than bone”
  • Debunk the myth: “Vasopressors should only be given through a central line”
  • Debunk the myth: “Vagal maneuvers never work in adults for supraventricular tachycardia”