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
In this presentation, the true incidence of penicillin allergy and discuss approaches and alternatives will be reviewed.
- 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
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.
- 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
This session will explore current controversies in clinical research reporting.
- 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
A discussion on the utility of opening pressures when investigating for headaches.
- 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
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.
- 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
A review of the evidence of treatment for Bell’s Palsy.
- Understand the controversies surrounding treatment of Bell’s Palsy
Three Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic - Dr. Lisa Thurgur
This presentation will discuss the crisis dealt with daily by emergency physicians.
- Describe three things you should know about the opioid epidemic
Seconds Left on the Clock: Life Saving Procedures You Should Know - Dr. Joe Finkler
Magical or Morbid? A Forager's Guide to Mushrooms - Dr. Jesse Godwin
This presentation will take you on a journey down the forest path to learn about the toxicological world of mushrooms.
- 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
This presentation will appraise the evidence for commonly held beliefs and dogma in emergency medicine – in simpler terms, bust some medical myths!
- 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”