Toxicology Pearls in Emergency & Critical Care
This detailed session will equip you with the knowledge that you need to get through worst-case toxicology scenarios. You will first receive a review of general toxidromes and the principles of toxicology management. This is followed by in-depth explorations of the toxicology findings and overdose management for substances from cocaine to acetaminophen. You will learn to manage patients’ altered mental status and respond to drug-induced hypertension and seizures. The session is guided by challenging, targeted questions that allow you to test your knowledge as you deepen your skill set.
This presentation contains information on the following topics:
- Opioid overdose and administration of naloxone
- Sedative, hypnotic, or sympathomimetic overdose
- Cholinergic and anticholinergic toxicity
- Management of patients with cardiotoxicity
Hot Topics in Shock Trauma
Unstable patients in shock trauma centers need decisive and immediate care. This CE offering focuses on two forms of treatment that can be used in your own trauma centers: molecular absorbent recirculating system (MARS) therapy for acute liver failure and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) therapy. The topics begin with a detailed discussion of when MARS therapy and REBOA therapy are indicated in a patient so that you can feel confident that your patient will benefit from the treatment.
Upon conclusion of this presentation, you will be able to do the following:
- Recognize acute liver failure
- Describe and appropriate patient selection for MARS therapy
- Comprehend current indications and restrictions for REBOA catheters
- Know how to properly insert a REBOA catheter
Challenging Cases in Trauma
Trauma cases are a challenge for even the most experienced NPs to approach. This CE offering provides you with the skills and confidence you need to handle catastrophic injuries safely and effectively. The presentation begins with a review of the tenets of advanced trauma life support, then guides you through the best practices for assessing and managing cases of cerebrovascular and solid organ injury, as well as retained hemothorax. The content is supported by engaging graphics and case studies, which ensure that you will retain this valuable information.
The following content is included in this course:
- Diagnostic imagery, including contrast enhanced helical computed tomography scanning and focused abdominal sonography for trauma
- Overview of possible complications in caring for liver injury
- Detailed guidance on when to screen symptomatic and asymptomatic patients for blunt cerebrovascular injury