Cutting-Edge Critical Care Medicine Continuing Education Event
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. 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 program 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. New this year is an optional add-on cardiology workshop designed for those who care for critically ill cardiac patients.
A PRACTICAL, COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE FOR BUSY CLINICIANS
This program delivers comprehensive updates to improve evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the critically ill patients. Highlights include:
- Principles of mechanical ventilation including ventilator troubleshooting and ventilator liberation
- Best practices in use of non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula
- Identification of which patients need VV ECMO
- Tangible strategies for managing sedation to minimize harm
- Management of submassive and massive PE
- Anticoagulant reversal
- Best practices for managing agitation in the ICU
- Updates on infectious disease, oncologic and toxicology emergencies
- Evidenced-based treatment of sepsis
- Physiology of shock and best practices for IV and oral vasopressor use
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
PRACTICE CHANGING EDUCATION TAUGHT BY HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY
Our outstanding faculty, world renowned for their clinical, research and teaching achievements use diverse and engaging teaching methodologies including didactic sessions, interactive case-based discussions, question-and-answer sessions, and equipment demonstrations. These sessions will test your clinical reasoning and leave you with strategies to reflect on your own practice, synthesize your knowledge, and incorporate and apply key concepts to your intensive care practice. Our faculty come from various training backgrounds and include physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and speech and language pathologists to ensure the most up-to-date and practical content is delivered.
Advanced Interactive Sessions
Vents 101: A Review for Beginners
Vents 102: Moving Your Knowledge from Plateau to Peak
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.
**An additional fee applies for this Optional Workshop**
This workshop is designed for providers of all learning levels who care for patients in cardiac and cardiovascular intensive care units. Taught by Harvard Medical School cardiologists and intensivists, this in-depth training session will provide you with tangible strategies and practical recommendations to improve the care of critically ill cardiac patients, including:
- Evidence-based tools to diagnose and manage cardiogenic shock in 2024.
- Tips for choosing and troubleshooting mechanical circulatory support devices.
- Best practices for navigating challenging heart failure patients.
OPTIMIZED FOR REMOTE EDUCATION
The 2024 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all recordings and course presentations will be made available for immediate viewing online until February 1, 2025.
During all talks, participants can submit questions through the course’s online chat. Speakers will either address questions immediately from the podium or reply in the chat. This program also includes interactive case-based questions in most presentations. Year after year, participants report that the polling feature of this program has advanced their ability to approach complex and challenging cases in their day-to-day practice.
- 28.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 28.00 ABIM MOC Points
- 11.75 Risk Management Credits
- Commensurate Credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the European Union of Medical Specialists
- Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Hospitalists and Nocturnists at community hospitals
- Family Practitioners
- Critical Care Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Health care professionals who are commonly involved in the care of critically ill patients in intensive care settings