Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment
This innovative conference is designed to provide clinicians with essential skills relating to the assessment & management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies.
The conference program will cover a variety of clinical conditions, which if not recognised & treated promptly may result in either death or significant morbidity for the patient.
Topics will include Respiratory Problems – including hypoxemia and hypercarbia and tension pneumothorax, Chest x-ray interpretation, Arterial Blood Gas analysis, Shock, Anaphylaxis, Chest Pain, Drowning, Thrombolytic Therapy, Diabetic Emergencies, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Envenomation & Stroke.
- Describe the assessment & management of the patient with respiratory problems such as hypoxaemia, hypercarbia, & tension pneumothorax
- Describe the pathogenesis, signs & symptoms of Anaphylaxis, & the management strategies that may be employed to treat the patient
- Describe the assessment (including signs & symptoms) & management of the patient with Diabetic decompensation with any of the following conditions; hypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Describe the assessment & management of the patient who has been, or may have been envenomated