Critical Care Conference

Scranton, PA US
June 20, 2024

This is a live, in-person educational activity.  

This conference is designed to share and provide advancements and education of critical care medicine and practice.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists. These professionals may work in the intensive care unit and/or want to expand their fund of critical care knowledge.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • identify medication strategies to improve survival in patients with ARDS.
  • identify which patients would benefit from prone positioning vs. supine positioning.
  • explain the evolving guidelines for adult patients with ARDS and describe the possible treatment options.
  • describe how PEEP selection for adult ARDS patients can improve patient outcomes and mortality.
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
 
 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 7.00 ACPE
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 ANCC
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 7.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    01/04/2024
    Course expires: 
    07/04/2024
    Event starts: 
    06/20/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    06/20/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
    Cost:
    $100.00
    Rating: 
    0
    Schedule
    7:30 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
     
    8:15 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
    Sreelatha Naik, MD and Riddhi Upadhyay, MD
     
    8:30 AM
    Evolution of Sepsis, Volume Resuscitation Strategies and Evaluation
    Paul Arkless, MD
     
    9:10 AM
    Critical Care Pocus and Bedside Ultrasound
    Riddhi Upadhyay, MD
     
    9:50 AM
    Alcohol Withdrawal, Bring Back the Old in the New Era 
    Kayla Kotch, PharmD
     
    10:30 AM
    Morning Break
     
    10:45 AM
    Cardiac Arrest (Inotropes, IABP/Impella, VA, VT storm?)
    Eva Vaishnav, MD
     
    11:20 AM
    Prevent Delirium in the ICU with Mobilizing
    Alvin Sharma, MD
     
    12:00 PM
    Luncheon will be provided
     
    1:00 PM
    Current Management of Hemorrhagic Shock
    Richard Lopez, DO, MBA, FACS, FACOS
     
    1:40 PM
    Management of Tracheostomy Emergencies
    Shakeel Yousaf, MD
     
    2:10 PM
    Intubation, ARDS, Ventilator Management, VV ECMO
    Lawrence Matthews, MD
     
    2:50 PM
    Afternoon Break
     
    3:05 PM
    Nutrition in the ICU
    Elizabeth McDonald, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
     
    3:40 PM
    Brain Death - New Guidelines
    Khuram Mian, MD
     
    4:15 PM
    Palliative Medicine and Value of Compassionate Comfort Measures
    Stephen Redding, PA-C and Sean Welenc, PA-C
     
    4:50 PM 
    Gift of Life
    Kathryn Rowinski
     
    5:15 PM
    Closing Remarks/Evaluations/Adjournment
    Riddhi Upadhyay, MD
     
     

    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 

     
     
     
     
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    525 Pine Street
    Scranton, PA 18510
    United States
    +1 (570) 504-7000
    Guest Faculty
    Kathryn Rowinski
    Gift of Life
    Miller-Keystone Blood Center
    Pittston, Pennsylvania
     
    Geisinger Faculty
    Paul Arkless, MD
    Director, Northeast Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine 
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley 
     
    Kayla Kotch, PharmD
    Assistant Director, Pharmacy Services
    Geisinger Community Medical Center 
     
    Richard Lopez, DO, MBA, FACS, FACOS
    Director, General Trauma Surgery
    Geisinger Community Medical Center 
     
    Lawrence Matthews, MD
    Associate, Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Elizabeth McDonald, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
    Clinical Dietitian, Northeast Region Nutrition Services
    Geisinger Community Medical Center
     
    Khuram Mian, MD
    Associate, Neurohospitalist Division
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Sreelatha Naik, MD
    Division Chief, Northeast Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Community Medical Center
     
    Stephen Redding, PA-C
    Chief Physician Assistant, Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Community Medical Center
     
    Alvin Sharma, MD
    Chair, Pulmonary Sleep and Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Riddhi Upadhyay, MD
    Activity Director
    Associate, Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Community Medical Center
     
    Eva Vaishnav, MD
    Associate, Cardiology
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Sean Welenc, PA-C
    Physician Assistant, Northeast Region Palliative Care
    Geisinger Community Medical Center 
     
    Shakeel Yousaf, MD
    Fellow, Clinical Education 
    Geisinger Medical Center

    Accreditation 

    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

     

     

     

    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 7 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    This live activity is approved for 7 contact hours (0.7 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit JA0008072-0000-24-042-L99-P. 

    imageGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

     

     

     

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

     
     

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

     

    Available Credit

    • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 7.00 ACPE
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 ANCC
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 7.00 Contact Hours

    Price

    Cost:
    $100.00
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