Advanced EM Boot Camp


The following overview provides a focused outline for the presentations in the optional workshops and main course.

ECG Boot Camp Topics
(Optional Workshop)

  • Interpreting the Electrocardiogram
  • The Tachycardias
  • The Bradycardias
  • The ST Segment and T wave: Ischemia
  • The ST Segment and T wave: Nonischemia
  • Potentially Lethal ECGs
  • Electrocardiography Review: Unknowns
  • Question/Answer Session

Imaging Boot Camp Topics
(Optional Workshop)

  • Interpretation of the Adult Chest X-ray
  • The Adult Upper Extremity
  • The Adult Lower Extremity
  • The Pediatric Extremities
  • The Pediatric Chest and Abdominal X-rays
  • Spinal Imaging
  • The Head CT
  • Radiology Review: Unknowns

Advanced EM Boot Camp Topics
(Main Course)


  • Mythbusting in Emergency Medicine
  • State-of-the-Art Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient
  • State-of-the-Art Resuscitation: The Critically Ill Medical Patient
  • Tricks of the Trade for the Master Practitioner
  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Serious Causes of Common Complaints
  • Avoiding Errors in Medical Decision Making
  • Challenging Cases You Can’t Miss (1 Session/Day)
  • Cutting Edge Literature That Will Change Your Practice (1 Session/Day)
  • Question/Answer Panel Session (2 Sessions/Day)


  • Avoiding Errors: Understanding Medical Decision Making
  • Perfect Phrases for Difficult Situations: The Toolbox


  • Best Practice: Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Best Practice: Procedural Sedation
  • Effectively Using Airway Adjuncts: From Noninvasive Ventilation to Videoscopes
  • Creating the Ouchless ED
  • The Master Practitioner: Nerve Blocks You Need to Know


  • Minimizing the Risk of Low Risk Chest Pain
  • More Than ACS: Potentially Lethal Causes of Chest Pain


  • Eye Emergency Cases


  • The Anticoagulated Patient in the Emergency Department
  • Oncologic Emergencies: When Cancer Comes to the ER
  • Transfusions: Risks, Benefits and Controversies


  • Best Practice: Emergency Imaging


  • Medicolegal Quicksand: The System
  • Medicolegal Quicksand: The Patient


  • The Seizing Patient: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment
  • The Dizzy Patient: When Is “Spinning” Life-Threatening?
  • The Rapid Emergency Department Neurologic Exam
  • Stroke and TIA Update


  • Finding the Threats: Pelvic Pain and Vaginal Bleeding


  • Fun and Interesting Reductions
  • The Quick and Accurate Orthopedic Exam


  • Best Practice: The Febrile Infant and Child
  • Assessment and Treatment of Neonatal Emergencies
  • The Acutely Withdrawing Patient
  • Evidence-Based Approach to the Wheezing and Croupy Child


  • When the Triage Note Says “SOB”: The Dyspneic Adult


  • Sepsis Update: Where Do We Stand?


  • The Rapid Trauma Exam


  • Drugs Today: What’s New in Toxicology?
  • The Opioid Epidemic: Past, Present and Future