Applications in Hemodynamics Taking Us from Here to the Future: Clinical Applications

 


Program Description / Statement of Need:

 

 

Agenda

 

•Value & Value Based Care Models in the Post-Healthcare Reform Environment
•Using Guided Fluid Management to Enhance Value
  –Clinical Value
  –Clinical Considerations
  –Clinical Application
•Future Directives
•Summary

 


Description 

 

Goal-directed therapy (GDT) has been taken as the gospel in critical care since the publication of Rivers et al.’s seminal paper on the topic demonstrating a mortality benefit in patients with severe sepsis and related shock back in late 2001, whose protocols were soon embraced and became ensconced in practice as standards of care, overlapping with other, high-acuity areas of medical specialty like surgery and emergency medicine. However, these initially results later became more mixed and equivocal on the whole when balanced in the context of more recent literature.

 

Fluid balance is paramount, and indiscriminate administration of fluids, either too conservatively or too liberally, is associated with mortality and significant morbidity in a diverse array of patient populations, and conventional, one-size-fits all approaches to fluid management do a disservice to both medical and surgical patients with dynamic needs.

 

In this learning activity, Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, illustrates ways in which the clinical way apply guided fluid management strategies to common clinical scenarios.



 

Target Audience:

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



Program Objectives:

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

    • Given patient cases, reason your approach to fluid management under various clinical circumstances
    • Given patient cases, balance volume with vasoactive therapy in your hemodynamic stewardship of the patient


    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 1.0 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: March 17, 2016
    Expiration Date: March 17, 2018

    Faculty: Thomas Hopkins MD


    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 through  content review ScientiaCME.

     

    Faculty Disclosure:

    Dr.  Tom Hopkins, MD discloses that he is a consultant / speaker for Cheetah Medical.

     

    Disclosures of Educational Planner: Charles Turck, PharmD is an officer and part owner of ScientiaCME, LLC.

     

    Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Cheetah Medical

     

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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 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)
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This program is supported by Educational Grants from Cheetah Medical.