Emergency Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Adult Care

Following this course, the participant should be able to recognize the epidemiology, demographics and common clinical presentations for the diseases and disorders discussed; construct an appropriate history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation to develop cost-effective and accurate diagnosis; manage as well as employ appropriate follow-up and/or specialty referral for the diseases and disorders presented. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Emergency Medicine is a specialty that has a high rate of utilization and change in standards of care. It is often the point of entry for medical care; therefore, this course was designed to be of value to all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician in an effort to keep them abreast of current clinical practices in Emergency Medicine.
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Day 1 Disorders of Glucose Control, Part I: Hyperglycemia. Disorders of Glucose Control, Part II: Hypoglycemia. As the World Turns: Peripheral Vertigo in the ED. Potassium and Sodium at Panic Levels.
Day 2 The Thunderclap Headache. Seizures in the Emergency Department. Neuromuscular Weakness. Coagulopathy in the ER: All Bleeding Stops Eventually.
Day 3 Endocrine Emergencies in the ER. Ophthalmic Emergencies. Stones and Moans: Kidney Calculus. Approach to Chest Pain.
Day 4 Trauma and Orthopedic Pitfalls - Injuries Not To Be Missed. Drug-Drug Interactions (DDIs). Acute Pulmonary Edema. Breathless: Does This Patient Have a PE?
Day 5 Aortic Dissection. Sepsis Advances. Abdominal Pain – The Black Box of the Belly. Facial Trauma.

18 Feb - 22 Feb 2013

United States of America
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