MASTER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO PRACTICE MODERN CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Keeping pace with the rapid changes in evidence-based critical care medicine is difficult for specialty-trained intensivists; for non-intensivists, the challenge of staying up to date can be overwhelming. Never has this been more evident than during our battle with COVID-19. This cutting-edge CME course is intended to provide core clinical critical-care skills to health care providers who are not trained as intensivists but whose clinical duties involve taking care of critically ill patients. The focus of this course will be to highlight recent important evidence-based advances in the practice of modern critical care medicine and leave the audience with tangible strategies to immediately improve their practices. Hot-off-the-press emerging topics will also be addressed, arming you with the latest information.
Our outstanding faculty, recognized as experts in the field, will use diverse teaching methodologies including: didactic sessions, interactive case-based discussions, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and procedural demonstrations. These sessions will test your clinical reasoning and leave you with strategies for incorporating, synthesizing and applying core critical knowledge to your intensive care practice. Our faculty come from various training backgrounds and include physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and speech and language pathologists to assure the most up-to-date and practical content is delivered.
Our mission is to deliver the most up-to-date practice recommendations across a broad range of clinical problems encountered in the care of critically ill patients via an interactive, highly accessible, and educationally sound platform
The following intensive care problems, techniques and updates will be addressed in this comprehensive course in addition to considerations for the care of COVID-19 positive patients:
- Mechanical ventilation and patient-ventilator interactions
- Non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula
- Point-of-care ultrasound utilization in the ICU
- Advancements in ACLS and post-resuscitation care
- Sepsis updates
- End-of-life care in the ICU
- Shock and vasopressors
- Hemorrhagic shock and massive transfusion protocols
- Pulmonary embolism
- Post-intensive care syndrome
- Refractory hypoxemia and ARDS
- Ventilator troubleshooting
- Infectious emergencies and updates in antimicrobial selection
- Procedural complications
- Acute airway emergencies
- Oncologic emergencies
- Severe acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
NEW! Advanced Procedural Training: Interactive Sessions with Live Patient Demonstrations
Ventilators 101 (A Review for Beginners) and Ventilators 102 (Troubleshooting the Ventilator)
Our expert faculty will build upon the principles of mechanical ventilation "at the bedside". Basic techniques will be demonstrated followed by real patient cases, using high-fidelity test lungs and a ventilator, with a focus on patient-ventilator interactions, ventilator troubleshooting and pearls for ventilator waveform analysis. This session is instructed by a physician and a respiratory therapist.
Ultrasound 101 and 102
These sessions provide ultrasound novices with knowledge and essential skills to evaluate decompensating patients in the ICU. Live patient demonstrations include basic cardiac echo for point-of-care evaluation to determine cardiac function, right heart strain, tamponade and volume assessments, as well as basic pleural ultrasound skills to detect a pneumothorax, pleural effusion and pulmonary edema. You will walk away with improved comfort and confidence to start using the ultrasound in the ICU and be able to recognize normal structures as well as pathology.
This course will be live-streamed and includes real-time audience-response questions, live demonstrations and interactive Q&A sessions allowing you to pose specific questions to our expert faculty via online chat. All presentations and course materials will be available immediately to watch and review at your convenience.