Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Caring for the Critically Ill

Chicago, IL US
March 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019
The University of Chicago Medicine is proud to present a two and a half day course structured to improve the inter-professional team’s management of patients with critical illness through implementation of the ABCDEF bundle:
  • A-assess, prevent, and manage pain
  • B-both spontaneous breathing trials and spontaneous awakening trials 
  • C-choice of analgesia and sedation
  • D-delirium assessment, prevention, and management
  • E-early mobilization and exercise
  • F-family engagement and empowerment
While advancements in the care of patients with respiratory failure have improved survival rates, many patients suffer long term functional, neuromuscular, and neurocognitive impairments. Utilization of the ABCDEF bundle has been shown to significantly reduce the long term deleterious effects of surviving critical illness. Yet, implementation can be challenging for the inter-professional team due to the complexity of the ICU environment and the acuity of illness.
 
This course will highlight the common complications for ICU survivors including neuromuscular weakness and neurocognitive functioning.  We will discuss the evidence surrounding the efficacy of the ABCDEF bundle, practical ways to implement each bundle element, and strategies to improve bundle utilization.  This course will also feature breakout sessions to discuss the inter-professional nuts and bolts of bundle implementation and roundtable discussion to ask the experts about best practice for the critically ill.
 
The University of Chicago’s state-of-the-art simulation center will set the stage for hands-on application of knowledge and techniques to actual patient scenarios.
 
The aim of the course is to increase health care provider’s knowledge, skill, and ease of treating and caring for patients with complex medical conditions and provide tools for improved inter-professional involvement in their intensive care units using a bundled approach.   

Learning Objectives and Target Audience

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

  • Describe the history and evidence surrounding the ABCDEF bundle;
  • Discuss strategies for bundle implementation in the ICU setting;
  • Identify potential barriers to implementation in individual institutions including implications for staffing and costs;
  • Analyze the roles different healthcare professionals have incorporating the ABCDEF bundle into an ICU;
  • Outline ways the ABCDEF bundle can be incorporated into the care of ICU patients.
This activity is designed for physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in optimizing ICU patient recovery and outcomes.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Cheryl Esbrook
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 795-7134
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.25 Participation
  • 12.25 ABIM
Event starts: 
03/07/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/09/2019 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
08/20/2018
Activity expires: 
06/09/2019

Agenda subject to change.

Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S Maryland Ave
7th Floor Board Room
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at cheryl.esbrook@uchospitals.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

COURSE DIRECTORS
John P. Kress, MD
University of Chicago

Cheryl Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR
University of Chicago
FACULTY
Anne Pohlman, RN, MSN, APN
University of Chicago

Kelly Coudron AGPCNP-BC, CCRN
University of Chicago

Bhakti Patel, MD
University of Chicago

Megan Stulberg, PT, DPT, CCS
University of Chicago

Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
University of Chicago

GUEST FACULTY
Bill Schweickert, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Amy Pawlik, PT, DPT, CCS
Vitality Women's Physical Therapy and Wellness
 

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
 
Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
 
Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/20/2018
Activity expires: 
06/09/2019
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USE THE DISCOUNT CODE TO RECEIEVE THE EARLY REGISTRATION FEE!
Discount expires February 7, 2019.
Profession TypeEarly FeeEarly Discount CodeRegular Fee
Clinicians$575ICUCLIN$675
Students$400ICUSTUD$500

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CLINICIANS!
Clinicians with 3 or more participants are eligible for a registration discount.
Contact us at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu for the discount.


CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by February 7, 2019. No refunds will be made after February 7, 2019.


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