CPD Activities

Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Starting on :12:30 PM 12 November, 2014 Venue:Lecture theatre AKUHN
Ending on :02:00 AM 13 November, 2014 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. Benjamin wachira
Emergency Physician
AKUHN

Description

It is not possible or practical to have an experienced representative from every hospital sub-specialty standing by in the Emergency Department at all times. Emergency Medicine has evolved  because emergencies can occur in any age group, at any time, in one or many body systems, and emergency physicians developed expertise as specialised generalists.  This enables them to make working diagnoses, start appropriate treatment, and if the problem can’t be completely fixed at the time refer on to other appropriate specialists.This is a lecture on this field of practice that is based on on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.


Objectives

  •  improved and more streamlined diagnostic approaches, clinical evaluations, and differential diagnoses of disease and correlate history and physical exam findings with disease patterns.
  •   the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for competent care of injured and/or infirmed individuals of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and ethnic backgrounds; including disease prevention, recognition of disease presentation, and promotion of optimal health habits
  • basic procedural skills such as wound care, suturing, and splinting; as well as advanced skills such as fracture management, central venous lines, acute airway management, and resuscitation.
assessment, intervention, resuscitation and further management of patients to the point of
transfer. Appro
priate procedural and pharmacotherapeutic manoeuvres are central to these
abilities.
The Specialist Emergency Physician possesses organizational skill




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