Describe the pathophysiology of different classifications of syncope. Select appropriate diagnostic tests. Identify high risk features that warrant inpatient evaluation.
Develop a systematic process for the evaluation and classification for a patient with chronic heart failure (HF). Initiate and titrate therapies for the complete spectrum of heart failure patients based on patient characteristics and medication side effects.
Assess stroke and bleeding risk in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. Select appropriate anticoagulation and management strategy based on clinical scenario.
Learn about the most common ventilator modes and how to differentiate between them and the basics of assessing a patient's oxygenation, ventilation, and respiratory mechanics.
Differentiate hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency. Learn the general principles of management and the mechanism of action of most common antihypertnesives used in treatment.
Identify the most appropriate first-line agent for patients with chronic hypertension and determine when to consider a secondary cause. (45 min)
A chalk talk on the categories of shock (hemodynamic profile, evaluation and management) and commonly used vasopressors/inotropes.