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CME: Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update - (March 2012)

 


Program Description / Statement of Need:

In this online CME self-learning program:

This is a monthly review of select articles in the medical literature pertaining to pharmacotherapy used in
critically ill patient populations. The content below is for information purposes only and is intended to
highlight recent articles that may be of interest to those caring for patients in various intensive care or
related settings. Though some core content from the publications is presented, the reader is encouraged
to review each article in full for additional detail in order to fully interpret the study, its findings, and its
applicability to practice.


 

Target Audience:

This program has been designed for a multidisciplinary physician, nurse, and pharmacist audience including: ICU / Anesthesia / Peri-op / Intensivists / Trauma / Critical Care



Program Objectives:

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Be able to describe the study: LINEZOLID IN METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NOSOCOMIAL PNEUMONIA: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED STUDY
    • Be able to describe the study: INTRAMUSCULAR VERSUS INTRAVENOUS THERAPY FOR PREHOSPITAL STATUS EPILEPTICUS
    • Be able to describe the study: PHENYTOIN, LEVETIRACETAM, AND PREGABALIN IN THE ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF REFRACTORY STATUS EPILEPTICUS IN PATIENTS WITH BRAIN TUMORS
    • Be able to describe the study: HALOPERIDOL PROPHYLAXIS DECREASES DELIRIUM INCIDENCE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS AFTER NONCARDIAC SURGERY: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
    • Be able to describe the study: TOTAL EPINEPHRINE DOSE DURING ASYSTOLE AND PULSELESS ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY CARDIAC ARRESTS IS ASSOCIATED WITH UNFAVORABLE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME AND INCREASED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY


    Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

     

    Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



    Release Date: April 24, 2012
    Expiration Date: April 24, 2014

    Faculty: Charles Turck PharmD, BCPS


    Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI:

    As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.

     

    Disclosures of Faculty / Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD is an officer and part owner of ScientiaCME, LLC. ScientiaCME has received grants from Bayer, Edwards Lifesciences, Eisai, Daiichi-Sankyo, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis.

     

    Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is NOT supported by any commercial support.

     

    Viewing Instructions

     

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    MAC
    Mac OS 10.2.8
    Safari
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    Instructions:


    -Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures above

    -Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.

    -View the selected Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Updates You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to. You are encouraged to read the articles in full for additional detail in order to fully interpret the study, its findings, and its applicability to practice, however this is not required.

     

    -Take the post-test

    -Complete the program evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you.


    Perform Pre-Test (optional)
    Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.


    Download the Presentation (optional)


     

    View the online program

     

    Perform Post-Test


    Complete the Symposium Evaluation and Request CE Certificate



This program is NOT supported by any commercial support.

 


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