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CME: Goal Directed Therapy for Cardiac Surgery


Program Description / Statement of Need:

In this online CME self-learning program:

Gerard R. Manecke Jr. M.D. discusses Goal Directed Therapy (GDT) in the Cardiac Surgery environment. This program aims at promoting the concept that has been shown to improve patients' care and outcomes. The unique feature of this program is that it is constructed around a very practical program that intends to help attendees to apply GDT in their clinical practice. To achive this goal, the program will screen basic physiological concepts, and then show how to apply them in clinical priace, and will finally help participants to develop these specific programs within their institutions. This program aims at promoting guidelines on hemodynamic optimization and fluid management, as well as promoting standards of care.


Target Audience:

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

Program Objectives:

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

    • Describe fundimentals of Goal Directed Therapy
    • Describe how GDT can be applied to Cardiac Surgery
    • Describe how to implement GDT in the acute care environment



    Release Date: May 14, 2012
    Expiration Date: May 14, 2014

    Faculty: Gerald Manecke Jr. MD

    Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI:

    As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of the 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 not to prevent a person with a significant financial or other relationship from participating in CME activities, but rather 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 by ScientiaCME.

    Gerard R. Manecke Jr. M.D. reports receiving grant and travel expense support, and being a consultant and speakers bureau member Edwards Lifesciences.


    Disclosures of Educational Planners: Steven Sachse 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, Wolf-Torey Medical.


    The entire faculty for this program has reported that they will not discuss unapproved drug or device uses.


    Commercial Support Disclosure: Supported through an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.

    Viewing Requirements:



    Windows 2000 or above
    Internet Explorer 5.5
    Adobe Acrobat Reader*

    Mac OS 10.2.8
    Adobe Acrobat Reader*
    Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh


    *Required to view Printable PDF Version



    -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 on-line program. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.

    -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

Commercial Support Disclosure: Supported through an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.


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