Critical Care

Critical Care Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / 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 4 (CC4) Topics Include:   Management of Hemorrhagic Stroke, Respiratory Failure, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Alveolar Hemorrhage, Cardiac Update, and more. 

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
CC4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CC4A, CC4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Neurologic Critical Care

Implement appropriate steps for the management of hemorrhagic stroke; Employ optimal treatment strategies for the prevention of hematoma enlargement following intracerebral hemorrhage; Recognize common stroke mimics; Determine whether hospitalization is necessary following seizure; Evaluate the underlying etiology of a first-time seizure.

Perioperative Neurologic Management of the Critically Ill Patient

Recognize the signs and symptoms of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize medical and surgical treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Minimize adverse outcomes in patients experiencing nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage; Recognize and treat seizures after subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage; Optimize the management of intracranial pressure in patients at risk for herniation.

Critical Care and Cardiac Obstetrics

List common reasons for postpartum hemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy; Collaborate with other specialists to develop a massive transfusion protocol for an institution; Explain normal hemodynamic, structural, and metabolic changes of pregnancy; Counsel a patient with structural heart disease who is considering pregnancy; Manage a pregnancy in a patient who requires treatment for ischemic heart disease.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Neurovascular Emergencies/Cognitive Testing

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Highlights from the 5th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach

Assess patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and need for mechanical ventilation; Identify patients with early predictors of the need for mechanical ventilation; Select patients who are appropriate candidates for noninvasive ventilation; Define brain death; Use current practice guidelines to diagnose brain death and differentiate it from similar-appearing conditions.

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Ventilation in the NCCU/Noninvasive Monitoring

Explain the mechanisms by which ventilatory drive is regulated; Recognize patterns of abnormal breathing; Optimize ventilation in patients with neurologic injuries; Assess the limitations and advantages of noninvasive modalities for monitoring; Implement protocols for monitoring that maximize patient safety.

Cardiac Update 2017

Recognize nuances in presentation and treatment of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Implement changes in systems to improve survival of cardiac arrest; Categorize severity of illness when treating patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome; Use current guidelines to select patients that require cardiac catheterization; Advocate for cardiac catheterization for indications that have strong support in the literature but are not yet in guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT, PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICAL ERRORS

Neurocritical Care and Neurologic Emergencies

Manage patient in early and later stages after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); Inform patients and families about the likely prognosis of SAH; Differentiate heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) from other causes of thrombocytopenia; Use clinical evaluation (such as the 4T score) to guide workup and treatment of HIT; Evaluate the evidence regarding medical and interventional treatment of cervical dissection

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Neurologic Critical Care

Implement appropriate steps for the management of hemorrhagic stroke; Employ optimal treatment strategies for the prevention of hematoma enlargement following intracerebral hemorrhage; Recognize common stroke mimics; Determine whether hospitalization is necessary following seizure; Evaluate the underlying etiology of a first-time seizure.

Critical Care and Cardiac Obstetrics

List common reasons for postpartum hemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy; Collaborate with other specialists to develop a massive transfusion protocol for an institution; Explain normal hemodynamic, structural, and metabolic changes of pregnancy; Counsel a patient with structural heart disease who is considering pregnancy; Manage a pregnancy in a patient who requires treatment for ischemic heart disease.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS

Highlights from the 5th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach

Assess patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and need for mechanical ventilation; Identify patients with early predictors of the need for mechanical ventilation; Select patients who are appropriate candidates for noninvasive ventilation; Define brain death; Use current practice guidelines to diagnose brain death and differentiate it from similar-appearing conditions.

Ventilation in the NCCU/Noninvasive Monitoring

Explain the mechanisms by which ventilatory drive is regulated; Recognize patterns of abnormal breathing; Optimize ventilation in patients with neurologic injuries; Assess the limitations and advantages of noninvasive modalities for monitoring; Implement protocols for monitoring that maximize patient safety.

Neurocritical Care and Neurologic Emergencies

Manage patient in early and later stages after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); Inform patients and families about the likely prognosis of SAH; Differentiate heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) from other causes of thrombocytopenia; Use clinical evaluation (such as the 4T score) to guide workup and treatment of HIT; Evaluate the evidence regarding medical and interventional treatment of cervical dissection

Perioperative Neurologic Management of the Critically Ill Patient

Recognize the signs and symptoms of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize medical and surgical treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Minimize adverse outcomes in patients experiencing nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage; Recognize and treat seizures after subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage; Optimize the management of intracranial pressure in patients at risk for herniation.

Neurovascular Emergencies/Cognitive Testing

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Topics in Pulmonary Critical Care

Perform the appropriate imaging studies and procedures to diagnose and manage aspiration of a foreign body; Recognize common causes of massive hemoptysis; Prescribe medications to effectively treat uncomplicated strongyloidiasis, hyperinfection syndrome, and disseminated infection; Determine the cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage; Differentiate among the most common histologic patterns of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage.

Cardiac Update 2017

Recognize nuances in presentation and treatment of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; Implement changes in systems to improve survival of cardiac arrest; Categorize severity of illness when treating patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome; Use current guidelines to select patients that require cardiac catheterization; Advocate for cardiac catheterization for indications that have strong support in the literature but are not yet in guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT, PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICAL ERRORS

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

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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