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  • Principles of Critical Care Medicine for Non-Intensive Care Specialists

    About The Event

    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 program 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. New this year is an optional add-on cardiology workshop designed for those who care for critically ill cardiac patients.


    This program delivers comprehensive updates to improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients. Highlights include:

    Principles of mechanical ventilation including ventilator troubleshooting and ventilator liberation

    Best practices in use of non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula

    Identification of which patients need VV ECMO

    Tangible strategies for managing sedation to minimize harm

    Management of submassive and massive PE

    Anticoagulant reversal

    Best practices for managing agitation in the ICU

    Updates in oncologic, toxicology and infectious disease emergencies

    Evidenced-based treatment of sepsis

    Physiology of shock and best practices for IV and oral vasopressor use

    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


    Our outstanding faculty, world-renowned for their clinical, research and teaching achievements, use diverse and engaging teaching methodologies including didactic sessions, interactive case-based discussions, question-and-answer sessions and equipment demonstrations. These sessions will test your clinical reasoning and provide you with strategies to synthesize your knowledge and apply key concepts to your intensive care practice. Our faculty come from various training backgrounds and include physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and speech and language pathologists to ensure the most up-to-date and practical content is delivered.


    The 2024 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all recordings and course presentations will be made available for immediate viewing online until February 1, 2025.

    During all talks, participants can submit questions through the course's online chat. Speakers will either address questions immediately from the podium or reply in the chat. This program also includes interactive case-based questions in most presentations. Year after year, participants report that the polling feature of this program has advanced their ability to approach complex and challenging cases in their day-to-day practice.

    Date and Time: On Tue, 17 Sep 2024 08:00 - Fri, 20 Sep 2024 13:00


    Harvard Medical School


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