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The Brigham Critical Care Board Review Course

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education and
Brigham and Women's Hospital Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine

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CREDITS See below for designation of AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS
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CE EXPIRE See below for Termination
 
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Intended Audience


Many outstanding clinicians and teachers were chosen as course instructors. The program consists of lectures and board review sessions. Throughout the activity they emphasize the practical application of physiological principles to the understanding and management of clinical problems. The program will be most valuable for those preparing for certification or re-certification in critical care. It will also be of interest to anesthesiologists Critical Care Nurses, Intensivists, Internists, Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Surgeons, and Pharmacists.
 
 

Topics & Speakers


SHOCK
  • Sepsis – Volume Resuscitation and Vasopressors
  • Sepsis – Adjunctive Therapies
    Rebecca M. Baron, MD
  • HemodynamicMonitoring
    AaronWaxman, MD, PhD
  • Hemorrhagic Shock
    Edward Kelly, MD
  • Cardiogenic Shock—Diagnosis and Management
    Akshay Desai, MD, MPH
RESPIRATORY FAILURE
  • ARDS—Pathophysiology
  • ARDS—Mechanical Ventilation
    B. Taylor Thompson, MD
  • Severe Obstructive Lung Disease—
    Therapy and Mechanical Ventilation

    Patricia Kritek, MD, EdM
  • Mechanical Ventilation—Monitoring
  • Mechanical Ventilation—AdvancedModes
  • Mechanical Ventilation—Weaning
    Dean Hess, PhD, RRT
CARDIAC SSUES IN THE ICU
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Resuscitation and Therapeutic Hypothermia
    Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH, FACC
  • Arrhythmias—Diagnosis and Therapy
    Amy Leigh Miller, MD, PhD
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
GI ISSUES IN THE ICU
  • Pancreatitis
    BechienWu, MD, MPH
  • GI Bleed
    John R. Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG
  • Acute Liver Failure
    Anna Rutherford, MD, MPH
ICU PROCEDURES
  • Vascular Access
    Gyorgy Frendl, MD, PhD
NEURO ISSUES IN THE ICU
  • Acute Stroke
  • Treatment of Intracranial Hypertension
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Seizures and Status Epilepticus
  • Neurological Assessment of the Sedated/Ventilated Patient
    Galen V. Henderson, MD
HEME ISSUES IN THE ICU
  • Transfusion Practices in the ICU
    James Rawn, MD
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Coagulopathies and Thrombocytopenias
    Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
GENERAL ICU TOPICS
  • Nutrition in the ICU
    Malcolm K. Robinson, MD
  • Prophylaxis in the ICU
  • End-of-Life Care in the ICU and Ethical Dilemmas
    Kathleen J. Haley, MD, HMS, BWH
  • ARF and RRT
  • Acid-Base Disorders in the ICU
    Kenneth Christopher, MD, FCCP, FASN
  • Sedation and Delirium in the ICU
    Paul M. Szumita, PharmD, BCPS
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia—Diagnosis, Therapy and Prevention
    Barry Kitch, MD, MPH
  • Infection and Antibiotic Use in the ICU
    Deborah T. Hung, MD, PhD
  • Hyperglycemia in the ICU
    Margo Hudson, MD
SUBSPECIALTY ICU
  • Obstetrical Critical Care
    Corrina Oxford, MD
  • Toxic Ingestions
    J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Endocrine Crises in the ICU
    Margo Hudson, MD
  • Initial Evaluation and Management of the Trauma Patient
  • Treatment of the Patient with Burns, Hyperthermia or Hypothermia
    Robert Sheridan, MD

 
 

Faculty


Course Directors

Rebecca M. Baron, MD
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Patricia Kritek, MD, EdM
Associate Medical Director of Critical Care,
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Associate
Professor of Medicine, University ofWashington

Ajay K. Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Postgraduate Education, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Faculty

Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Hematology; VA Boston Healthcare System
Director Thrombosis Clinical Research; Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center

Kenneth Christopher, MD, FCCP, FASN
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Akshay Desai, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Gyorgy Frendl, MD, PhD
Director of Research, Surgical Critical Care; Brigham and
Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Anesthesia,
Harvard Medical School

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
Director, VTE Research Group; Brigham and Women’s
Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kathleen J. Haley, MD, HMS, BWH
Associate Physician, Brigham andWomen’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Galen V. Henderson, MD
Medical Director, Neuroscience ICU; Brigham and
Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School

Dean Hess , PhD, RRT
Assistant Director of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts
General Hospital; Associate Professor of Anesthesia,
Harvard Medical School

Margo Hudson, MD
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Deborah T. Hung, MD-PhD
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts
General Hospital; Co-director of Infections Disease
Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard;
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Edward Kelly, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Barry Kitch, MD, MPH
Chief, Critical Care Medicine; North Shore Medical Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Amy Leigh Miller, MD, PhD
Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Corrina Oxford, MD
Clinical Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine;
Brigham andWomen’s Hospital

James Rawn, MD
Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit;
Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor in Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Malcolm K. Robinson, MD
Director, Metabolic Support Service; Brigham and
Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Anna Rutherford, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

John R. Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG
Director of Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH, FACC
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Robert Sheridan, MD
Co-Director, Sumner Redstone Burn Center;
Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor
of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Paul M. Szumita, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Practice Manager
Brigham andWomen’s Hospital

B. Taylor Thompson, MD
MICU Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

J. Kevin Tucker, MD
Associate Physician and Director, Joint BWH-MGH
Nephrology Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor
of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD
Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program,
Brigham andWomen’s Hospital; Assistant Professor
of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Bechien Wu, MD, MPH
Center for Pancreatic Disease; Associate Physician,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School


 
 

Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Understand current pathophysiological mechanisms key to critical illness
  • Develop knowledge in the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of critically ill patients
  • Develop expertise in the management of subspecialty areas within critical care medicine
  • Become facile in answering simulated-board questions

 
 

Accreditation


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 24.75 hours to complete.

Date of Recording: May 30, 2010

Date of Original Release and Most Recent Review: October 1, 2010
Termination Date: September 30, 2013

Physician participation: to successfully complete this course and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, learners must view or listen to all lectures, successfully complete the posttest, and submit a post-course evaluation. A $30 processing fee is also required to earn CME credit.