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
Radiology Review: From Novice to Expert
Most NPs have a basic understanding of x-ray interpretation, but many question the “why and how” of radiology, especially with more complicated patient films. This two-part session takes the participant from a basic understanding of the shades of black and white on an x-ray film to the ability to identify pneumonia, CHF, cardiomegaly, bowel obstruction, spine injuries, Salter Harris fractures, and much more. Within 2 ½ hours, it’s from novice to expert with radiology in acute care!