Must Know Ear, Nose and Throat High Acuity-low Occurrence Events
Monday, April 24, 2023
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM CST
Location: Salon D-3rd Floor
CE: 0.25 Credits
Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM: No financial relationships to disclose
High Acuity-Low Occurrence events (HALO's) must be constantly reviewed so that the emergency physician will be able to act when one is encountered. ENT is ripe with such events and, when they occur, there is no time to look up treatment. This session will review the recognition and management of posterior epistaxis, post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage, and massive tracheal bleeding.
After this session, the learner will be able to differentiate posterior from anterior epistaxis and develop an approach to posterior epistaxis management.
After this session, the learner will have developed an approach to post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage, including the risks associated with sentinel bleeds.
After this session, the learner will be able to recognize active and impending massive tracheostomy hemorrhage and perform potentially life saving procedures to prevent exsanguination.