Program Description

Seventy-five percent of hospitalists now care for patients in the Intensive Care Unit, indicating an increased need for competency-based education targeted at the management of critical care. This course intends to focus on various topics that pertain to critical care medicine and provide hospitalists with essential information to manage this patient population. Our course will incorporate a mechanical ventilator workshop, which includes a real time demonstration of modes and waveforms using an artificial lung and simulated patient. In addition, our speakers will provide updates on some of the most pertinent areas of critical illness frequently faced by hospitalists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.
  2. Formulate a strategy to minimize risk and improve patient safety in the ICU.
  3. Recite the approach to patients with acute hypoxemic and acute hypercapnic respiratory failure.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to set, adjust and troubleshoot the mechanical ventilator.

Target Audience

This CME program is designed to meet the educational needs of Hospital Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Residents caring for patients in the ICU. 

Conference Location

The program will be held at the 3rd floor Conference Center located in the Feinberg Pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois. Discounted parking is available at the Huron/ St. Clair parking garage, 222 East Huron Street. Please contact the hospital at 312-926-2000 for directions and parking information or visit:

https://www.nm.org/location/northwestern-memorial-hospital

 

 

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for education activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Agenda

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 am     Sepsis: Richard Wunderink, MD
9:00  am    Acute Respiratory Failure: Benjamin Singer, MD
10:30 am    Break
10:45 am    Acute Kidney Injury: Yusra Cheema, MD
11:30 am     Lunch on own
12:45 pm     Mechanical Ventilation: James Walter, MD
1:45 pm      On Call EmergenciesM: James Walter, MD
2:45 pm      Break
3:00 pm     Stroke:Andrew Naidech, MD, MSPH
4:00 pm    Wrap-up

 

Faculty

Benjamin Singer, MD
Course Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Yusra Cheema, MD
Instructor of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Andrew Naidech, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

James Walter, MD
Clinical Fellow, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Richard Wunderink, MD
Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine