Hands On Workshops at WA-ACEP Meeting

Ultrasound Vascular Access Workshop

9-11:30 AM – Thursday, May 31
This hands-on workshop is designed for practitioners who are responsible for vascular access. Learn how to utilize bedside ultrasonography to obtain both peripheral and central venous access and therefore improve your success rates and patient care. Live models and medical simulation phantoms are utilized to practice hands-on skills.  Upon completion, participants will receive an attestation form for training examinations.


Advanced Techniques in Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution Workshop

9-11:30 AM – Thursday, May 31
What’s the patient encounter that you dread? That makes you cringe?  That keeps you awake at night after your shift? Typically it isn’t an issue of medical knowledge—you’ve got that covered.  It’s the uncomfortable interpersonal encounters that cause the real heartburn.

It’s those situations you never learn how to handle in residency, and now that you work by yourself you wonder, “How do others deal with this situation?”

This session aims to share tips and strategies to better handle those situations.  From navigating personality disorders to verbally de-escalating tense situations to managing sensitive conversations, this 2.5 hour interactive session will provide practical tools for Emergency Physicians to more confidently manage the conflicts and difficult encounters that arise in our clinical work.

Utilizing small group formats, improvisational actors, and participants’ real experiences, this will be a fun, interactive skill building session.  We will introduce practical frameworks drawn from multiple fields and practice skills that you can directly use in your next ED shift.

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