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 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, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and speech and language pathologists to ensure 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
- Nutrition in the ICU
- Point-of-care ultrasound utilization in the ICU
- Advancements in post-resuscitation care
- End-of-life care in the ICU
- Shock and vasopressors
- Sedation and delirium
- Sleep in the ICU
- Pulmonary embolism
- Palliative care in the ICU
- Post-intensive care syndrome
- Refractory hypoxemia and ARDS
- Neurocritical care
- Ventilator troubleshooting
- Infectious disease emergencies and updates in antimicrobial selection
- Oncologic emergencies
- Time-limited trials in the ICU
- Humanizing the ICU
- Severe acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
Advanced Procedural Training: Interactive Sessions with Live Patient Demonstrations
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.
A Live Patient Demonstration of What the Intensivist Must Know
This session provides ultrasound novices with knowledge and essential skills to evaluate decompensating patients in the ICU. The 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.