Basic Tenets of Neurocritical Care (For Non-Neurologists & Non-Neuro Intensivists)
Many hospitalists provide critical care services without adequate support or training, putting patients at risk and exposing hospitalists to medical liability. This educational series covers common or high-risk clinical scenarios that hospitalists encounter in and out of the intensive care unit.
Any hospitalist physician or advanced practice provider who manages patients in an intensive care unit (ICU).
After completing the Critical Care for the Hospitalist series, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize patients at high risk of decompensation and how to intervene early to prevent decompensation.
- Focus on physiology and pathophysiology to understand the disease process and how interventions are intended to correct these pathophysiological mechanisms.
- Discern commonly encountered critical care scenarios/pathology: Airway management, Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, Tachyarrythmias, Pulmonary Embolism, and Intra-cranial hemorrhage. The intent is to continue this lecture series with other commonly encountered critical care scenarios.
- Formulate and implement a treatment strategy in a timely manner for those commonly encountered critical care pathologies in a timely manner based on current evidence and guidelines (when available).
- Decide when to call for help and what service/support to request.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.
Release date: October 4, 2019
Expiration date: October 4, 2022
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 minutes
The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of 2 sections: a video presentation, and a CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit and MOC points.
The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant conflicts to disclose unless otherwise explicitly noted below.
Tessa W. Damm, DO
Critical Care Medicine & Neurocritical Care Aurora Health Care
AdvocateAurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
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Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.
- 0.75 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 Non-physician