Target Audience: Emergency healthcare professionals both urban and rural, residents, medical students and all other interpro-
fessional healthcare providers practicing emergency medicine.
Accreditation: This virtual discussion has been approved for Mainpro+ credits
By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
• Understand the different methods of using hypertonic saline for hyponatremia.
• Understand and model the safety and outpatient management of PE with a DOAC.
- Article 1: Dr. Emmett Harrison (Resident) with Dr. Jason Gatzke (Faculty)
- Article 2: Dr. Lauren Roberts (Resident) with Dr. Van de Merwe (Faculty)
- SALSA RCT – Hypertonic Saline Bolus vs Infusion for Hyponatremia (Article Link) – Intermittent boluses of hypertonic saline for treatment of moderate-to-severe hyponatremia has similar efficacy to a continuous infusion and may be easier to administer with less risk of overcorrection.
- Outpatient PE Treatment in the DOAC Era (Article Link) – In this systematic review, outpatient treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism deemed low-risk by a clinical decision tool demonstrated a low incidence of mortality, recurrent venous thromboembolism, or major bleeding at 90 days. There was no association between direct oral anticoagulant use and rates of adverse outcomes.