Conference Objectives

  • Discuss black box warnings on drugs frequently used in the emergency department
  • Identify appropriate use of black box drugs in specific patients
  • Discuss critical documentation needed when choosing to use black box drugs
  • Manage and understand the challenging & debilitating condition of cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Describe some of the recent advances in hyperglycemia
  • Discuss pearls and potential pitfalls to avoid peril in the pediatric patient in DKA
  • Identify the “masqueraders” of abdominal pain using a case-based approach
  • Learn how to handle cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Describe the potential detrimental impact of practicing emergency medicine with burnout
  • Define the common dangers associated with cardiotoxicities of cancer drugs
  • Consider factors for patients who have undergone various cancer therapies
  • Review relevant pathophysiology, point-of-care echo findings, and management of HFrEF and HFpEF
  • Discuss the relevant pathophysiology as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism
  • Recognize the potential impact of alcohol ketoacidosis
  • Identify the keys to resuscitation and management of substance induced psychosis
  • Recognize symptoms of a psychotic episode secondary to illicit drug use
  • Describe the sprain, a fracture and how these matter in the emergency department
  • Discuss commonly mismanaged orthopedic injuries in the emergency department
  • Discuss the benefits of an echocardiography
  • Discuss utility of echocardiography to diagnose reversible causes of cardiac arrest
  • Define simple approaches to avoid burnout and regain fulfillment in our lives as well as our work
  • Recognize and appreciate the legal and moral obligations of an informed consent
  • Identify barriers of informed consent while delivering the best patient care
  • Identify the benefits of TEE in cardiac arrest
  • Discuss TEE vs TTE
  • Define how workplace violence impacts emergency department staff
  • Discuss violence in the workplace strategies
  • Understand violence in the emergency department and the laws that keep you safe