Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 13:00 - 14:30
WCC: Harmony

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies - Dr. Quynh Doan


With a mismatch between the rise in awareness in youth mental health issues and knowledge surrounding how to access mental health services, emergency departments have increasingly been relied on to assess youth with mental health concerns, manage crises, and help families navigate through the healthcare system. This session will equip  emergency clinicians with the tools to meet these challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with a pediatric emergency psychosocial assessment tool which will guide clinicians in their evaluation and management of youth with mental health emergencies
  • Review therapeutic approaches to common pediatric mental health related emergencies

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies - Dr. Tyler Black


Emergency psychiatric presentations are a common occurrence in acute care settings, and the rapid management of these cases can make significant improvements to outcome. This discussion will provide expertise and guidance regarding psychiatric emergency standards, strategies that work, and risk management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of screening and management of risk in the ED
  • Learn strategies that work to de-escalate agitation in youth in the ED
  • Learn how to manage patient, family, and medicolegal risk in the ED

Lightning Orals

LO25 – How safe are our pediatric emergency departments? A multicentre, prospective cohort study Dr. Amy Plint

Top Pediatric Abstract Award

LO26 – The efficacy of high dose cephalexin in the outpatient management of moderate cellulitis for pediatric patients Dr. Beatrice Farley St-Amand
LO27 – System outcomes associated with an emergency department Clinical Decision Unit  Mr. Derin Karacabeyli

Pediatric Concussions - Dr. Keith Yeates


The presentation will review current approaches to the diagnosis and management of pediatric concussions. The presentation will describe recent published guidelines that are converging on an evidence-informed approach to caring for this ubiquitous injury and reducing its public health burden.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current guidelines for the diagnosis of pediatric concussion
  • Characterize current approaches to predicting outcomes of pediatric concussion
  • Summarize current guidelines for managing pediatric concussion