Critical Care

Critical Care Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Emergency Physicians, Pediatricians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 5 (CC5) Topics Include:  Children with Difficult Airways, Complications of RRT, Diagnosis of the Crashing Neonate, Penetrating Neck Trauma, Decrease Mortality in Patients with Sepsis, and more. 

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Course Topics

The Difficult Pediatric Airway/Malignant Hyperthermia

Recognize signs and predictors of difficult airways in pediatric patients; Safely intubate and induce anesthesia in children with difficult airways; Explain the pathophysiology of MH; Provide optimal treatment for patients who experience MH in the operating room; Cite current literature about management of MH.

Clinical Pearls

Evaluate the evidence supporting current emergency therapies; Ensure that clinical practice is consistent with evidencebased emergency medicine; Administer epinephrine at the appropriate time and dosage in patients with anaphylaxis; Anticipate potential difficulties associated with the use of automated injection devices for delivery of epinephrine; Incorporate patterns of prescribing that decrease the risk for long-term use of opioids by patients

Neonatal Resuscitation/Ethics/Renal Replacement Therapy

Follow the current algorithm for neonatal resuscitation; Apply ethical principles to the care of pregnant women; Define RRT; Recognize indications for initiation of RRT; Identify patients likely to experience complications of RRT.

Critical Care Best Practices

Outline past and contemporary models of care and decision making and the ethical principles supporting them; Define the phrase %u201Creasonable patient standard; List expected changes in microbial flora in critically ill patients; Identify risk factors for replacement of the normal oropharyngeal flora by gastrointestinal microbes; Manage a critically ill patient who is at risk for dysbiosis affecting the flora of the gut, lung, and other organs.

ED Imaging/Crashing Neonate

Identify injuries that are best detected with US; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of US in the trauma setting; Perform 4-view cardiac US on a patient with traumatic injuries; Develop a comprehensive differential diagnosis for the crashing neonate; Choose appropriate techniques for the management of refractory supraventricular tachycardia.

Highlights from the 8th Annual Jefferson Neurocritical Care Symposium

Recognize indications for drugs used in the management of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Explain the impact of systemic inflammatory response syndrome on subarachnoid hemorrhage; Identify factors that may influence the outcome of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Choose an appropriate agent for the reversal of novel anticoagulant medications; Assess data from studies of specific anticoagulant reversal agents used in neurocritical care.

Trauma Pitfalls

Identify abdominal wounds that require observation and surgical intervention; Diagnose diaphragmatic injury in patients with thoracoabdominal stab wounds; Triage patients with penetrating neck trauma; Evaluate the patient found down and develop a differential diagnosis; Determine whether a patient found down has alcohol intoxication alone or has ingested multiple substances.


Trauma 2019

Select individual transfusion compoents for trauma patients with massive hemorrhage; Describe the benefits of whole blood transfusion; Avoid and resolve conflict about futile care with effective communication; Discuss factors that affect the success of nonoperative management of splenic injuries; Avoid pitfalls associated with the nonoperative management of splenic injuries.


Pancreatitis /Sepsis

Determine the best early predictors of severity of acute pancreatitis (AP); Implement recommended strategies in the initial treatment of patients with AP; Plan safe and effective nutritional support for patients with AP; Identify common disabilities in patients who have survived sepsis; Use early therapeutic interventions that decrease the rate of mortality in patients with sepsis.

Urgent Care /Food Allergy and Atopic Dermatitis

Contrast the role of urgent care centers with those of primary care offices and emergency departments; List the benefits of urgent care for individual patients and health care systems; Collaborate with urgent care centers and providers when appropriate; Use the results of the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study to counsel parents on the timing of introduction of peanut products in infants; Recognize the potential drawbacks to making changes in practice on the basis of the LEAP study.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Neurology and Neuro-Otology

If you have taken the current Critical Care Medicine CME Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon. There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

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