UPMC Hamot 2020 Critical Care & Emergency Medicine Conference

Erie, PA US
September 17, 2021

DUE TO COVID-19, THE UPMC HAMOT 2020 Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Conference IS BEING CANCELLED.

Save the date for next year - September 17, 2021

 

Join your colleagues and gain the latest updates in critical care and emergency medicine!

This activity has been designed to increase the participant’s critical thinking and knowledge of some common and not-so-common challenges in critical care and emergency medicine. Specific topics were selected based on challenges faced almost daily in critical care and emergency patient care, as well as ongoing and emerging health care concerns and trends. Ample time for questions and answers has been built in to each presentation. Audience members will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with presenters during refreshment breaks and lunch.

Target Audience

Critical care and emergency medicine physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and pre-hospital personnel, as well as primary care practitioners with an interest in trauma and emergency medicine will benefit from attendance at this activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the management of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure
  • Review indications of noninvasive ventilation
  • Review contradictions and troubleshooting of noninvasive ventilation
  • Discuss evidence on normal saline vs balanced fluids in emergency medicine and critical care
  • Summarize the pros and cons of saline vs fluids in different patients
  • Describe the application of vasopressor and inotrope physiology
  • Identify clinical indications of certain vasopressors and inotropes
  • Review clinical evidence behind indications for vasopressors and inotropes
  • Review the pathophysiology of vaping and the effects on the lungs
  • Discuss best management practices for those suspected to have EVALI
  • Recognize the clinical characteristics of ARDS
  • Discuss the appropriate management of patients with ARDS
  • Describe identification and treatment for bleeding, platelet, and white blood cell disorders
  • Review key considerations for selection of blood transfusion products with decreased risk of harm for severely immunosuppressed patients
  • Discuss treatment strategies for emergent malignancy complications, including neutropenic fever, spinal cord compression, pericardial effusion, and several common syndromes
  • Compare and contrast management styles in the emergency room vs ICU
  • Describe best practices for patient transfer from the emergency department to the ICU
  • Identify hyperglycemic crisis in the ER and ICU
  • Describe pearls and pitfalls in the management of the hyperglycemic crisis
  • Discuss pharmacologic management of status epilepticus
  • Define the potential harms associated with status epilepticus and interventions to minimize those harms
  • Recognize when a patient is in status epilepticus
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/03/2021
Course expires: 
09/16/2021
Event starts: 
09/17/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/17/2021 - 6:00pm
Rating: 
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7:30 – 8

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:10

Introduction

Jonathan Miller, MD, Carlos Racedo Africano, MD

8:10 – 8:40

Noninvasive Ventilation 

Ronaldo Sevilla Berrios, MD

8:40 – 9:20

Balanced Versus Un-Balanced Crystalloids in Critical Care

Venu Velagapudi, MD

9:20 – 10

Vasopressors Inotropes in Shock

Carlos Racedo Africano, MD

10 – 10:15

Refreshment Break

10:15 – 10:45

EVALI

Stephen Kovacs, DO

10:45 – 11:15

ARDS & Rescue Therapy

Heidi Storer, DO

11:15 – 11:45

Hematologic Oncology

David Seastone, DO, PhD

11:45 – 12:35

Lunch and Networking

12:35 – 1:35

“How I Manage” Panel Discussion

Ronaldo Sevilla Berrios, MD; Christopher Cammarata, DO; Jonathan Miller, MD; Carlos Racedo Africano, MD

1:35 – 2:05

Transition of Care: ED to ICU

Lauren Whitman, BSN

2:05 – 2:20

Refreshment Break

2:20 – 3

Hyperglycemic Crisis (DKA)

Katie McGuire, PA-C

3 – 3:30

Shakin’ My Head? Status Epilepticus

Kevin Elwell, DO

3:30

Closing Remarks, Adjournment

Ambassador Center
7794 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16509
United States
+1 (814) 866-9999

The Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie is attached to the Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn.

Attire:

Attire for the seminar is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.

Special Needs

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling UPMC Hamot’s CME office at 800-352-2553 or 814-877-5691.

Travel

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COURSE DIRECTORS:

Jonathan Miller, MD

Associate Director

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Department of Emergency Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Carlos J. Racedo Africano, MD

Associate Director of Critical Care

Director of Critical Care Education, Research and Outreach

UPMC Hamot

FACULTY:

Ronaldo Sevilla Berrios, MD

Department of Critical Care/Intensivists

UPMC Hamot

Christopher Cammarata, DO

Department of Emergency Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Kevin Elwell, DO

Department of Emergency Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Stephen Kovacs, DO

Department of Pulmonology

UPMC Hamot

Katie McGuire, PA-C

Supervisor, APP

Department of Critical Care/Intensivists

UPMC Hamot

David Seastone, DO, PhD

Department of Oncology

UPMC Hamot

Heidi Storer, DO

Chief Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow

LECOM Health at Millcreek Community Hospital

Venu Velagapudi, MD

Department of Critical Care and Nephrology 

Yale - New Haven Hospital

Lauren Whitman, BSN

Department of Trauma/Neuro ICU

UPMC Hamot

ACCREDITATION

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

A maximum of 6.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh 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 6.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Trauma Credit Hours

Select sessions meet the requirements for trauma education hours.  The maximum trauma education credit available for this conference is 1.25.

Prehospital Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits for prehospital emergency medicine services personnel have been applied for.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Pending

AOA Category 1-A Credit

 

 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance

If you are interested in exhibiting at this conference, please reach out to the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691 or e-mail espositoh@upmc.edu 

Please login or register to take this course.

Registration opening summer of 2020

 

 

Early Registration
Postmarked on or before Sept. 4, 2020

Registration
Postmarked after Sept.4, 2020

Physicians
 

$100

$120

Advanced Practice Providers

$45

$65

Nurses and Health Care Professionals

 

$30

$50

Residents, students, and other trainees
 

Free of charge

Free of charge


Cancellation policy

Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before September 4, 2020, will be completely refunded. After September 4, 2020, a $30 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after September 17, 2020. However, substitutes are welcome. Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-4011, or via USPS mail to: UPMC Hamot CME Department, 201 State St., Erie, PA 16550.