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FOCUS on POCUS: When to Stab the Heart

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
Presentation from the 10th Crashing Patient Conference on October 14, 2020.

Virtual Conference Day 1

Tuesday October 5, 2021

Livestream Virtual Event

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

$200/Physician $100/NP, RN, PA, EMT $50/Resident, Medical Student

*Discounts available. Visit the REGISTRATION INFORMATION page for more information.

Countdown to the start of a great education


Conference Speakers

Amal Mattu, MD
Course Director
Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA

Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd

Kenneth H. Butler, DO
Cheyenne Falat, MD

J. David Gatz, MD

Kami Hu, MD

Benjamin J. Lawner, DO
Mark Sutherland, MD

Semhar Tewelde, MD

R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD

T. Andrew Windsor, MD


Tuesday Conference Schedule

8 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks Amal Mattu, MD
8:05 - 8:40 a.m. Current Management of the Difficult Airway Kenneth H. Butler, DO
8:40 - 9:15 a.m. Submersion Iatrogenica: Breaking the Hippocratic Oath

Kami M. Hu, MD

9:15 - 9:25 a.m. FOCUS on POCUS: Don't Let the RV Strain You Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
9:25 - 9:35 a.m. Break
9:35 - 10:10 a.m.

More than Just a Sore Throat: Killer ENT Infections

Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd
10:10 - 10:45 a.m. One Hot Mess: Resuscitating Hyperthermia Cheyenne Falat, MD
10:45 - 10:55 a.m. FOCUS on POCUS: ECHO for Cath Lab Activation?! Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
10:55 - 11:05 a.m. Break
11:05 - 11:40 a.m. Managing the SICK Sickle Cell Patient Gentry Wilkerson, MD
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Transplant Train Wrecks J. David Gatz, MD
12:15 - 1 p.m. Break
1 - 1:05 p.m. Welcome Back Amal Mattu, MD
1:05 - 1:40 p.m. Killer B Semhar Tewelde, MD
1:40 - 2:15 p.m. Spinal Injury Disasters  T. Andrew Windsor, MD
2:15 - 2:25 p.m. FOCUS on POCUS: Don’t Stress with Respiratory Distress Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
2:25 - 2:35 p.m. Break
2:35 - 3:10 p.m. Trail by Fire: Approach to the Crashing ED Patient Mark Sutherland, MD
3:10 - 3:45 p.m. Tales from the Bleeding Edge: Tips for Terrible Traumatic Resuscitations Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P
3:45 - 3:55 p.m. ECG Disasters (and Near-Disasters): (Part 1) Amal Mattu, MD
3:55 - 4 p.m. Wrap-Up Amal Mattu, MD

CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine.

“The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Please contact
Doreen Lucadamo, CMP, DES, HMCC
Conference Planning Specialist ♦ Phone: 443-562-8630
University of Maryland School of Medicine ♦ Department of Emergency Medicine
110 S. Paca Street, Sixth Floor, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201