Events

2019 Hands-On Workshops

Monday, July 15, 2019

Basic Suturing (Gordon)
7:00 – 9:00 am
This workshop is designed for the practitioner who has limited training or experience in wound care and suture wound closure. Detailed discussion in basic wound care, tetanus immunization, medical glue wound closure, simple interrupted and corner stitch suture technique will begin the workshop. Participants will be provided with a basic suture instrument set to practice the suture techniques on pig feet. The instrument set will leave with the participant. Individual attention for each participant is the goal of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion, “there is no such thing as a stupid question”

Board Review (Sharma)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 5:30 pm
This program, by Mike Sharma, PA-C, is an 8-hour, “smart study” approach to help give you the confidence and knowledge you need to pass your certification exam. You’ll learn how to use a technique called “selective negligence” to focus on high yield topics when studying for the PANCE/ PANRE. We will focus on high yield topics and effective study tactics.

iGnite Optimal Medicine CME Workshop (Bielinski)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 5:30 pm
To provide optimal medicine (and prevention of burn out) is critical to medical providers. This all starts with us! Sick people can’t take care of sick people. This interactive CME program identifies the WHY in our lives, examines our life’s goals and most importantly, explores self. For anyone who wants to rekindle a passion for our profession and gain insights to deeper engagement, this program is life changing.

Advanced Suturing (Gordon)
9:30 am – 11:30 am
This workshop is designed for the practitioner who has some experience in basic wound care and suture wound closure. Detailed discussion in techniques to include vertical mattress, horizontal mattress, buried simple suture, continuous running suture, locking running suture, staple closure, “dog ear” correction, and various defect repair techniques will begin the workshop. A special discussion on lip laceration repair will end the discussion part of the workshop. Participants will be provided with a basic suture instrument set to practice various suture techniques on pig feet. Defect repair techniques cannot be practiced on the pigskin. The instrument set will leave with the participant. Individual attention for each participant is the goal of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion, “there is no such thing as a stupid question”

ACLS/BLS (Fullard)
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical emergencies, this course covers the key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2018 American Heart Association Guidelines. Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest Recognition and early management of per-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia BLS with ALS has the availability of improving survival outcomes in cardiac arrest. This course will be reviewing changes in 1 &2 rescuer CPR, adult, child, and infant. As well as use of the AED and FBOA.

Clinical Skills In the Acute Care Setting: Includes HEENT, Dental (Gordon)
12:30 – 3:00 pm
This workshop is designed for the practitioner who has limited experience in the various skills to diagnose and treat conditions in the acute care setting. Detailed discussion to include instruments and techniques to address these conditions will begin the workshop. Conditions such as foreign body in the ear, otitis media, bullous myringitis, cerumen impaction, Bell’s Palsy, epistaxis, nasal packing, septal hematoma, peritonsillar abscess, Ludwig’s Angina, dental abscess, various nerve blocks, local anesthesia issues, abscess treatment, ring removal, auricular hematoma drainage, indirect inguinal hernia reduction, ingrown toenail treatment, fish hook removal, paronychia drainage, wrist ganglia aspiration and injection, Bartholin gland abscess, reduction of rectal prolapsed, penis foreskin in zipper treatment, are all part of the agenda. Hands-on practice will be included for specific conditions. Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion, “there is no such thing as a stupid question”

Ortho Exams: Knee, Ankle & Upper Extremities (Vacala)
3:15 – 5:45 pm
Orthopedic injuries continue to fill emergency rooms and Urgent Care clinics. Clinicians must be able to evaluate, assess and formulate a differential diagnosis efficiently and effectively in order to expedite management options and treatment plans. This workshop will be a hands-on workshop demonstrating and explaining basic evaluation techniques for the knee, ankle, and shoulder joints. Participants will be proficient in their ability to accurately diagnose the most common orthopedic injuries upon completion of this workshop.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

EKG Bootcamp (Carlquist)
2:15 – 5:15 pm
There are many subtle high-risk findings you can miss on a 12 lead EKG if you are not looking for them. We will cover 4 common chief complaints (chest pain, dyspnea, palpitations, and weakness) and specific EKG can’t miss EKG findings. Different priority causes of palpitations will be addressed with EKG examples. “Sneaky MI’s” will also be discussed and we will focus on using pattern recognition not to miss them.

Joint Injections (Vacala)
2:15 – 5:15 pm
Basic injection and aspiration techniques are a MUST for clinicians. Patients routinely present with effusions, hemarthrosis, and unknown causes of swollen tender joints. Clinicians have to be confident and capable of aspirating joints to ensure that the effusion is not a septic joint or a more ominous diagnosis.

This workshop will discuss at length the indications and contraindications for joint injections and aspirations. Various techniques for shoulder, knee, elbow, and foot will be presented in detail. Clinicians will be confident and proficient in these techniques at the conclusion of this hands-on workshop.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

IUD Insertion (Watkins)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
This workshop will begin with a brief presentation on the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives, such as intrauterine systems. Indications, contraindications, and clinical pearls will be discussed. After that, we will demonstrate proper insertion technique of the various FDA-approved progestin-secreting IUDs currently on the market. Plasticized models of the uterus will be utilized so that attendees can practice insertion.

Basic Fractures & Splinting in the Acute Care Setting (Vacala)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Basic injection and aspiration techniques are a MUST for clinicians. Patients routinely present with effusions, hemarthrosis, and unknown causes of swollen tender joints. Clinicians have to be confident and capable of aspirating joints to ensure that the effusion is not a septic joint or a more ominous diagnosis.

This workshop will discuss at length the indications and contraindications for joint injections and aspirations. Various techniques for shoulder, knee, elbow, and foot will be presented in detail. Clinicians will be confident and proficient in these techniques at the conclusion of this hands-on workshop.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Basic Dermatology Procedures & Management of Common Skin Lesions Workshop (Braselton)
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Improve your dermatology procedure skills! You will learn how to perform various procedures such as shave/punch biopsies, excisions, skin tag removal, curettage, hyfrecation, cryosurgery, KOH, etc. Improve suturing skills and practice on pigs’ feet! You will also learn what type of skin lesions and diseases to perform these skills on.

PALS/BCLS (Fullard)
2:00 – 5:00 pm
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. PALS covers 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2018 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Management of respiratory emergencies Resuscitation team concept Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment Vascular access. BLS provided in the field increases the time available for higher medical responders to arrive and provide ALS care. An important advance in providing BLS is the availability of the automated external defibrillator or AED. This improves survival outcomes in cardiac arrest. This course will be reviewing changes in 1 &2 rescuer CPR, adult, child, and infant. As well as use of the AED and FBOA.

Night Shift In The ED: Case Based Radiology (Gordon)
2:00 – 5:00 pm
This workshop is designed to discuss various cases requiring x-rays encountered in the ED or acute care setting. A brief discussion on normal anatomy will begin the workshop. Cases will be presented, participants encouraged to suggest x-rays necessary for diagnosis then results discussed. Cases presented will include chest, abdomen, face, neck, shoulder, pelvis, femur, knee, tibia/fibula, ankle, foot, elbow, radius/ulna, wrist, hand. Films presented will include “perfect” to “suboptimal” such as encountered in the real world. Discussion on how to present the findings found will encourage the participants to polish their skills when consulting with their peers.

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