Emergency Medicine Conference & Workshop
Presented by the
Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados)
Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre
UWI Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados
Emergency medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury. It encompasses a unique body of knowledge as set forth in the “Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.” The practice of emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple providers, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care. (ACEP 2015)
During this 2-day, continuing medical education event, speakers and facilitators will explore clinical presentations associated with high-risk diagnoses that are commonly seen outside the hospital and referred to the ED. In addition, participants will be invited to panel and plenary discussions focused on improved access and utilization of emergency services with the aim of improving continuity of care bilaterally “from the office to the ED”.
The lectures on Day 1 cover topics that range from asthma to abdominal pain to soft tissue infections and more. The objective is to explore clinical management of these conditions on presentation to primary-, urgent- and emergency-care facilities.
The guest speakers will be Canadian Professor M. J. Bullard who will present on the topic “Which of your elderly patients is really sick?” and Dr. Rhonda Hutson, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, UWI, Jamaica. Dr. Hutson will speak on “Managing the Ill Patient in your Office”.
The workshops of Day 2, will afford registrants the opportunity to actively participate in practical sessions on wound care management, interpretation of ECGs and X-rays in trauma and the application of splints, bandages and dressings.
The Caribbean Emergency Medicine Association (Barbados) welcomes physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other allied health professionals from Barbados, the Caribbean and International community to attend this medical education event. CPE credit will be available.
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
Emergency Medicine Conference – Day 1