Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 10:15 - 11:45
Track 5 – DIGITAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Virtual ED Collaboration in BC: Hope Beyond the Telephone - Dr. John Pawlovich, Dr. Patrick Rowe
Working in rural and remote Canada is a humbling experience. The unpredictable nature of emergency medicine cases also makes our practices challenging. The rural and remote ED remains a daunting place to work and often leaves clinicians feeling isolated, judged, unsupported and exhausted both mentally and physically. What if there was a better way, where physicians in rural, remote, and urban communities can support each other in real time to provide the best care for our patients wherever they are, and promote knowledge exchange and mutual learning at the same time? This presentation will highlight how different modern technologies such as secure text messaging, videoconferencing, and others together with telephone can provide this robust and fulfilling connectivity.
- Understand why we need this
- Become familiar with the various technologies and how they are being used
- Become familiar with case examples that improve outcomes and save lives
- Understand what we can individually and collectively do to make this happen
Prescribing Health Apps and Wearables in ED: Why, What You Need to Know, and How - Dr. Kendall Ho
Today, more than 2 out of 3 patients are using health apps on their mobile phones and wearables such as their digital watches for health and wellness. They are looking to doctors to prescribe these electronic tools and guide them in their use. What do emergency physicians need to know and do to prepare for patients’ questions, and leverage these tools for excellence in emergency medicine care? How can we proactively recommend helpful apps and useful wearable devices? What efforts are our clinical and research communities in medicine doing to advance research and knowledge in this area?
- Become familiar with favourite apps that can be prescribed to help ED patients
- Understand how sensors and wearables can be integrated into our practices now and in the future
- Understand how we prepare ourselves for future apps and sensors developed for our ED patients
Discussant: Applying Technologies in Emergency Medicine in BC - Dr. Jim Christenson
Technologies can play pivotal roles in improving communication, delivering meaningful medical education and continuing professional development, and supporting colleagues in optimizing clinical practices. How do we transform these ideas into tangible actions, and how do we integrate them into health system practices to impact health outcome?