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CME: Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update - (August 2013)

Activity 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

Release Date: August 26, 2013 -- Expiration Date: August 26, 2014

Faculty: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS


Learning Objectives

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

  • Be able to describe the study: Vasopressin, Steroids and Epinephrine and Neurologically Favorable Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Be able to describe the study: Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate Therapy in Severely Acidotic Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Be able to describe the study: Preliminary Safety and Efficacy of L-Carnitine Infusion for the Treatment of Vasopressor-Dependent Septic Shock: A Randomized Control Trial.
  • Be able to describe the study: Sodium Bicarbonate Infusion to Reduce Cardiac Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: A Phase II Multicenter Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Be able to describe the study: Post Resuscitation Fluid Boluses in Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock: Prevalence and Efficacy (PRICE Study)



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. 


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


  • Read the learning objectives 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 online activity. 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 activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

System Requirements

Windows 7 or above
Internet Explorer 8
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome or Firefox
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

*Required to view Printable PDF Version

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.