UW Health emergency physicians and nurses present at 2023 Wisconsin Emergency Nurses Association State Symposium

BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and UW Health emergency and critical care transport nurses delivered several educational presentations as part of the Wisconsin Emergency Nurses Association ‘Lambeau & Learn’ State Symposium, held on November 8, 2023, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Presentations included:

Airway Management in Pediatric Angioedema
Ethan Young, DO
Review of pediatric angioedema and the associated airway management considerations in the emergency department.

Navigating Critical Crossroads: Managing Acute Pediatric Respiratory Failure requiring Crash ECMO and ultimately Lung Transplantation
Craig Tschautscher, MD, MS, DRTM (RCSEd)
An in-depth case discussion, on the assessment of and initial management of pediatric acute respiratory failure, and identification of those patients, potentially requiring a higher level of care. Followed by discussion of the challenges of aeromedical transport, and capabilities of specialized care centers in improving patient outcomes.

Precision in Chaos: Team Dynamics during Resuscitative Clamshell Thoracotomy
Christen Ward, BSN, RN, CEN and Ryan Newberry, DO, MPH, EMT-P
Case study highlighting the critical components of Helicopter EMS team dynamics during resuscitation of a patient when a clamshell thoracotomy is performed in the prehospital setting.

ECMO Case Study
Jacinda Krueger, RN and Jenna Meier Payne, BSN, RN
Discussion of the difference between Venous-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) versus Venous-Arterial ECMO for both adults and pediatric patients.

Life-Threatening Pediatric Asthma
Mark Meske, BSN, RN, CEN, C-NPT, EMT-P and Bob Foster, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPEN, C-NPT
Discussion of immediate treatment and progression of care for a pediatric patient experiencing a life-threatening asthma exacerbation leading to respiratory failure/arrest.

The symposium also included two keynote presentations on critical incident stress and serious electrical injuries.

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) advocates for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. The organization serves as a global emergency nursing resource and advocate for Safe Practice and Safe Care. The ENA’s Wisconsin State Council serves this mission within the state.