Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track 5 – INFECTIOUS DISEASE
WCC: Rainbow Theatre

Emergency Department Management of Blood & Bodily Fluid Exposures - Dr. Shannon O’Donnell

Description:

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the rationale for HIV post exposure prophylaxis and the timing of therapy
  • Outline populations at increased risk for acquiring HIV in Canada and to define exposure types that warrant initiation of antiretroviral treatment
  • Highlight the newly derived Canadian guidelines for HIV non-occupational post exposure prophylaxis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Emerging Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria - Dr. Victor Leung

Description:

This presentation will review the epidemiology diagnosis and management of various drug resistant bacteria.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the epidemiology of multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of carbapenem resistant organisms
  • Evaluate common management strategies for extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing gram negative bacteria
  • Provide an overview of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea and shigella

Lightning Orals

LO46 –  The impact of rapid antigen detection testing on antibiotic prescription for acute pharyngitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis Mr. Omar Anjum
LO47 – Use of C-Reactive Protein can safely decrease the number of emergency department patients with sepsis who require blood cultures  Dr. Rob Stenstrom

Who Needs a Blood Culture? - Dr. Rob Stenstrom

Description:

This presentation will highlight the usefulness of blood cultures in the ED and discuss the factors that indicate the necessity for blood cultures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the utility of blood cultures in the emergency department
  • Review the performance of specific biomarkers in predicting positive blood cultures
  • Provide an overview of decision rules for blood cultures in emergency department patients with sepsis