Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 13:30- 15:00
Track 4 – RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES
WCC: Rainbow Theatre

Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure - Dr. Julian Marsden

Description:

This presentation will provide an approach to the patient presenting with undifferentiated acute dyspnea to help you on your next shift.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss a differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea
  • Outline the causes not to miss
  • Describe how to approach the undifferentiated acutely dyspneic patient

Approach to Hemoptysis - Dr. Shannon O’Donnell

Description:

This presentation will provide an overview of hemoptysis, including the definition of major versus minor bleeding, common causes, discussion of at-risk populations, and ED management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the common causes of hemoptysis
  • Discuss ED management of patients with hemoptysis
  • Discuss guidelines for patient disposition

Approach to Pneumothoraces - Dr. Erin Kenny

Description:

In this presentation, the most up to date emergency department approach to pneumothoraces will be presented. A number of cases and an interactive discussion on best management of each of these will be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn who needs a chest tube and for how long
  • Learn what kind of chest tube and where to put it
  • Learn who needs admission and who can go home