The following pre-conference workshops will be presented at the conference and can be booked on registration.
- Emergency Ultrasound
- Emergency Nursing
- Airway Management
- Disaster Management
- Paediatric Emergencies
- Resuscitating the Critically Ill ED Patient
- Football Emergency Medicine Course
1. Ultrasound Core modules Workshop
This is a practical hands on course where candidates will be trained in the following: recognising basic ultrasound anatomy, understanding basic physics and practical use of the ultrasound machine (knobology), conjuring the appropriate ultrasound images applicable to the curriculum, applying the ultrasound findings to the correct decision and treatment protocols including extended FAST, aorta, echo in Life Support and venous ultrasound (vascular access & DVT).
2. Ultrasound Advanced modules Workshop
This workshop is open to registered level 1 / Core point of care ultrasound providers and aims to enhance ultrasound skills beyond the basic modules. Training will consist of optimising the sonographic image, interpretation of the image and applying the image findings to the latest evidence based treatment plans. The following modules are included: biliary, GU (renal and scrotal), cardiac, Ob/Gyn, soft tissue and musculoskeletal, nerve blocks, procedural, ocular, Tb/HIV/Meningitis, lung and hypotension.
3. The First 24 hours: Can the Emergency Nurse make a difference?
Presented by the Emergency Nurses Society of South Africa; this workshop deals with the care that an emergency patient/client receives in the first 24 hours post injury. Care provided in this time is critical and directly influences their future outcomes. Due to the current situation in many of our Emergency Centres (ECs) in South Africa, emergency patients/clients are forced (due to access block) to stay within the ECs for protracted periods. This one day workshop will cover an overview of all the essential aspects of care for an emergency patient/client within the first 24 hours.
4. Airway Workshop
The AAM (Advanced Airway Management) course covers all aspects of airway management, from basic facemask ventilation to tracheal intubation, difficult and failed airway management, as well as the use of rescue airway devices. It revisits many core concepts, dispels myths, highlights pitfalls and offers many useful tips to smooth airway interventions.
5. Disaster Medicine Workshop – Medical Rescue in a Disaster Situation
The workshop will centre around the recent earthquake in Haiti as a case study. Rescue technicians, doctors as well as those who dealt with the logistics of the response will share experiences and lessons learnt. We’ll also discuss how we can do things differently if posed with a similar situation in future. Participants will then work in teams during a practical session and be put through hypothetical scenarios similar to those experienced by medical teams responding to disaster situations.
6. Paediatrics Workshop – Emergency Assessment and Management of Child Sexual Abuse
This workshop will look at the extent of sexual abuse in SA and worldwide, types of abuse, anatomy and normal variants. Candidates will be taught how to approach the sexually abused child and interpret findings. Legal aspects will also be looked at and includes legal terminology, completing a crime kit and writing a medical report. Didactic sessions will be followed by small group discussions around challenging cases and exam findings, report writing and role play as expert witness in court. The workshop will be presented by experienced clinicians and will improve the candidates understanding and confidence in dealing with sexual abuse related to children.
7. Resuscitating the Critically Ill ED Patient
It has become common for many critically ill patients to remain in the emergency department for exceedingly long periods of time. Importantly, it is during these initial hours of critical illness that many pathologic processes take hold, processes that, if not recognized and reversed, can lead to poor patient outcomes. It is during these crucial hours in the emergency department when lives can be saved…or lost!
This course is focused on caring for the sickest of the sick, the patient who is crashing before your eyes. What do you need to consider? What must you do NOW? Quite simply, this course will help you save lives!
8. Football Emergency Medicine Course
The FEM Course, aimed at healthcare practitioners, emergency medical practitioners and team physicians, introduces medical issues arising in relation to immediate medical care for teams, officials and spectators at football events. FEM creates an awareness and appreciation of the emergency medical issues around national and international football events and how to plan accordingly, specifically issues of mass gathering medicine, disaster medicine and acute player and spectator emergency conditions. The Course Faculty from the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg includes Prof Demitri Constantinou, Prof Efraim Kramer and Dr Sello Motaung. Full attendance and a post test MCQ evaluation allows the participant to receive a University of the Witwatersrand and FIFA/F-MARC Certificate of Attendance.