Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, EMTs and Full Time Students
Apply appropriate drug therapy regimens (epinephrine, antiarrhythmics) and airway management strategies for patients with cardiac arrest
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using eCPR and ECMO for resuscitation from shock states
List newly-identified risk factors for cardiac arrest in the ICU and apply specific tools for prevention
Provide appropriate interventions for shock states including vasopressors, fluids and metabolic interventions
Provide appropriate interventions for hemorrhagic shock and associated coagulopathic states
The diagnosis and management of shock, critical illness, and cardiac arrest remains a constant challenge. Both the basics of management and the latest advances in the literature require continued review and updating. In this symposium, we will provide up-to-date and cutting edge information for clinicians and investigators alike. The concise didactic sessions and interactive discussions will provide current best practices in diagnosis and treatment of shock/critical illness to assist the learners in development of new strategies they can apply in practice. Individual participants will also have the opportunity to assess how new forms of treatment can best serve the care of their patients through shared dialogue.
The Symposium will also provide the knowledge base and practical experience of experts in the field to address the challenges of managing critically ill patients. The information imparted by these experts will provide the opportunity for caregivers of patients with shock/critical illness to build up their own expertise and ability to implement treatments.