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:

MW HM 2019 Critical Care Pre-course Objectives

·       Describe an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock

·       Formulate a strategy to minimize risk and improve patient safety in the ICU

·       Recite the approach to patients with acute hypoxemic and acute hypercapneic respiratory failure

·       Describe an approach to ensuring end-of-life care is consistent with patients’ values and goals


Target Audience

This CME program is designed to meet the educational needs of Hospital Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Residents who care for acutely ill patients.

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:



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.


October 23, 2019

8:00am Welcome and Updates in ARDS- James Walter

9:00am Respiratory Failure and Oxygen Delivery in Critical Illness- Thomas Corbridge

10:30am BREAK

10:45am Sedation, Mobilization, Post-Intense Care Syndrome- Jacqueline Kruser

11:30am LUNCH

12:45pm Updates in Sepsis- James Walter

1:45pm End-of-life in the ICU- Jacqueline Kruser

2:45pm BREAK

3:00pm Interactive Case-Based Panel Discussion: Challenges in Cardiology/Critical Care- Michael Cuttica, Dan Schimmel, and Ester Vorovich