Critical care treats a diverse group of patients with acute and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Critical care involves close, constant attention by a multi-professional team of specially-trained health care providers in an intensive care unit (ICU), trauma center or specially designed environment.
Critical care is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of evidene-based medicine, and also a resource-intensive service where variations in the quality of care contribute to suboptimal patient outcomes and greater costs. The Critical Care Summit provides targeted education for common critical care conditions and procedures to multi-professional healthcare stakeholders. This program uses interactive and case-based lectures from content experts across all disciplines (physicians, nurses, NP and PA providers, pharmacists and respiratory therapy personnel as well as administrators), and hands-on teaching in breakout sessions. Topics of particular importance in critical care will involve roundtable discussion with stakeholders and/or break-out sessions; these topics will also be utilized for small-group discussions, teaching and procedural education.
The Critical Care Summit traditionally is awarded educational credits for AMA PRA Category 1 CME as well as contact hours by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Click here for more information.
The Summit program utilizes a combination of didactic and hands-on teaching to convey the latest updates for evidence-based critical care medicine, taught by international leaders and local experts in plenary sessions, lectures, interactive roundtable discussions and hands-on breakout sessions.