Thursday, October 24

Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound

0800 – 1200 and 1230 – 1630

Jordan Levinter, CCPA, The Hospital for Sick Children

This short introductory workshop offers novices and those with no point-of-care ultrasound experience the opportunity to learn about the emerging field of POCUS from experts in the field. A flipped-classroom model coupled with guided, hands-on instruction is designed to enhance participant learning. This is combined with case-based learning to allow for optimal translation into clinical practice.

Workshop: When in Doubt Punch it Out – The skin and all that lies within

0900 – 1200

Doris Hansen, MS, PA-C, Bassett Healthcare Network;

Amanda Perrotta, CCPA, BHSc(PA), BSc, Honors Kinesiology

The objective of this hands-on workshop is to enhance clinical skills and knowledge for addressing Dermatology/Plastic Surgical procedures in an outpatient/inpatient setting and wound care/dressing techniques.

Participants will learn the following skills: Assessing and diagnosing clinical picture appropriately, how to perform a biopsy of a lesion or chronic wound, applying skills and proper technique. Subcutaneous cyst, keloids and hypertrophic scars, how to inject and treat. Interpreting pathology and determine a medical plan.

Workshop: Stop the Bleed

1030 – 1200 and 1300 – 1430

Andrew Lim, BHSc (PA), BASc. (Hons), CCPA; Mike Dalliday, CCPA; Kimberley May, CCPA; David Kuhns, MPH, CCPA, PA-C

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus that provides civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation and save lives.

Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Only certified healthcare providers can administer a Stop the Bleed course.

Who is it for?

Certified healthcare providers offer Stop the Bleed training to the general public as well as people that work in public areas or venues who may be a first person on scene until a first responder arrives (e.g. security, event staff, vendors etc.).

Welcome Reception presented by:

MD Financial Management and Scotia Bank

1700 – 1900