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Emergencies in Primary Care 2019

  • Venue: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Location: Bay Lake View Map
  • Start Date: April 18, 2019
  • End Date: April 20, 2019
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  • Overview 
    This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered emergencies at the office, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Emergencies for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

    Target Audience
    All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Emergency issues.

    Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit. 

    Topics and Objectives 

    Drug Combo’s That Can Kill Your Patient! [Pharmacology]
    Objectives: 1) Discuss the pharmacology of commonly used medications in primary care 2) Identify high-risk medication combinations that result in deadly consequences 3) Discuss processes to ensure patient safety when prescribing medications at high-risk for adverse outcomes

    Clinical Pearls from the Recent Literature
    Objectives: 1) List pearls from the recent primary care literature 2) Discuss the incorporation of recent evidence into the diagnosis and management of primary care patients

    Avoiding Pitfalls in Back Pain Emergencies
    Objectives: 1) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of select spinal cord compressive syndromes, namely spinal epidural metastasis and cauda equina syndrome

    Deadly Allergies & Anaphylaxis
    Objectives: 1) Discuss the current, evidence-based management of patients with ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema 2) State the indications for, and dosing of, epinephrine in anaphylaxis 3) Discuss the use of second-line medications in anaphylaxis

    Chest Pain Emergencies in the Primary Care Setting
    Objectives: 1) Discuss pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of acute pericarditis 2) Identify atypical presentations of a cute coronary syndrome

    Nightmare Neurologic Emergencies for the Primary Care Physician
    Objectives: 1) Discuss common pitfalls in the evaluation of patients with acute headache 2) Discuss the clinical presentation of select deadly headache disorders, including subarachnoid hemorrhage 3) Identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis

    Knowing the NOACs! (Pharmacology) 
    Objectives: 1) Discuss the pharmacology of current non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants 2) List the current indications for NOAC medications 3) Discuss the current evidence-based management of patients with acute bleeding secondary to NOAC medications

    Severe Hypertension in the Primary Care Office 
    Objectives: 1) Define hypertensive emergency and identify target-organ dysfunction 2) Discuss the office-based approach to patients with severely elevated blood pressure 3) Describe current evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of patients with asymptomatic hypertension

    Pitfalls in the Patient with Syncope
    Objectives: 1) Identify the life-threatening conditions that can present with syncope 2) Identify critical ECG findings in patients with syncope 3) Distinguish patients with high-risk features of syncope from those patients with low-risk features

    Evidence-Based Concussion Management
    Objectives: 1) Discuss current adult and pediatric decision rules in patients with acute head injury 2) Identify clinical features that increase the likelihood of significant head injury 3) Identify patients who should, and should not, undergo imaging in the setting of acute head injury

    Bounce Back Disasters
    Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical presentation of acute posterior circulation stroke 2) Identify clinical findings that differentiate patients with cellulitis from those with more serious skin and soft-tissue infections

    Tick-Borne Illnesses That Can Bug You! 
    Objectives: 1) Identify the clinical manifestations and rash of patients with tick-borne illnesses 2) Define an evidence-based approach to the management of patients with an asymptomatic tick bit 3) Discuss the current management of select tick-borne illnesses

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