Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation For the Hospitalist


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 module, 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.
Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live 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: July 1, 2017                     Expiration date: July 1, 2020

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour


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 3 sections: a pre-test vignette, a core presentation, a postassessment, and a CME evaluation. All  sections must be completed to receive CME credit and MOU points.

Course summary
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Course 1: Airway Management for the Practicing Hospitalist

Course 2: Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation For the Hospitalist

Course 3: Arrhythmias (Coming Summer 2017)

Course 4: High Risk Pulmonary Embolism (Coming Summer 2017)

Eric Siegal, MD (Course Director)
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center
Clinical Assoc Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Eric Siegal, MD has no relevant conflicts to disclose.

David Aymond, MD
Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist Physician
David Aymond, MD has no relevant conflicts to disclose.

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