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Pre-Congress Educational Opportunities

Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. Course prices vary. Many courses sell out; register early to secure your seat!

Registration for most of these pre-Congress educational opportunities should be done in conjunction with Congress.

To register for a Critical Care Ultrasound course, click here.

If you do not want to register for Congress but wish to attend one of the courses listed below, click here.




Phone Register by Phone: +1 847 827-6888

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Friday, February 4, or Saturday, February 5, 2022

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult*

Increase your ultrasound diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency with the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult smart course. Earn up to 17.5 hours of CE/accredited continuing education (ACE). Maintenance of certification points are also available. On completion, participants will be able to immediately integrate their learned skills into clinical practice.

The course includes 9.5 hours of ultrasound presentations by expert faculty, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, a 477-page textbook, and an adult ICU quick reference guide. Topics include cardiac output, left/right ventricular function, focused assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) examination, vascular ultrasound, and much more.

After studying the text and viewing the presentations online, attend an eight-hour hands-on skills training session offered four times annually at various locations for your convenience. This full-day hands-on session is led by expert faculty and uses live models to provide the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging. Significant hands-on experience is ensured with a low faculty-to-attendee ratio.

Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal*

Increase your ultrasound knowledge for critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients with the Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal smart course. Earn up to 17.5 hours of CE/ACE. Maintenance of certification points are also available. On completion, participants will be able to immediately integrate their learned skills into clinical practice.

The course includes 9.5 hours of ultrasound presentations by expert faculty, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, a 477-page textbook, and a pediatric ICU quick reference guide. Topics covered include the latest pediatric and neonatal strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges including qualitative assessment of left ventricular function, focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) and focused assessment for free fluid (FAFF) examinations, and much more.

After studying the text and viewing the presentations online, attend an eight-hour hands-on skills training session offered four times annually at various locations for your convenience. This full-day hands-on session is led by expert faculty and uses live models to provide the realistic training needed to perform and interpret pediatric and neonatal ultrasound imaging. Significant hands-on experience is ensured with a low attendee-to-faculty ratio.


Friday, February 4, and Saturday, February 5, 2022

ECMO Simulation Course

Held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Designed for learners who have completed the ELSO Virtual ECMO Training Course and for practitioners with a strong foundational knowledge of ECMO patient care.

Explore venoarterial and venovenous ECMO concepts using patient case scenarios and experience hands-on learning and troubleshooting of clinical cases. This course is structured for multidisciplinary learning at various stages of experience.
ELSO

Airway and Mechanical Ventilation

Explore airway and mechanical ventilation management strategies for the critically ill patient during this two-day hands-on course. Topics covered include:
  • Airway assessment
  • Emergent intubation
  • Airway management pharmacology
  • Rescue techniques for maintaining ventilation
  • Traditional and novel techniques for difficult airway management in adult patients
  • Indications, contraindications, and benefits of ventilatory support modes
Attendees will learn and practice with expert faculty at skill stations encompassing laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, surgical approaches to airway establishment, and rescue strategies. Hands-on skill stations on mechanical ventilation will focus on mode selection, troubleshooting patient-ventilator dyssynchrony, and alternative modes available for the critically ill adult patient.

Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care

Enhance and update your critical care knowledge and gain insight into new and controversial topics through this two-day interactive course. Topics covered include:
  • Artificial intelligence in critical care
  • ICU Liberation
  • Contagions
  • Extracorporeal purification strategies
  • Sepsis recognition and management
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Multidrug-resistant pathogens
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Management of intracranial pressure
  • Dialysis for acute kidney injury
  • Anticoagulation agents
  • Nutritional therapies in critical illness
Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during a panel discussion. Registration includes the accompanying book, Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care, written by the course thought leaders.

Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care

Attain expert knowledge and bring home new information and approaches for your pediatric critical care practice through this two-day interactive course. Topics covered include:
  • Ventilator modes in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Transfusion
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Neuroprotective strategies
  • THRIVE and the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F)
  • Sepsis-induced organ dysfunction
  • Massive bleeding
  • Nutrition
  • Death and brain death
  • Trauma
  • COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during a panel discussion. Registration includes the accompanying book, Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, written by the course thought leaders.

ICU Liberation Simulation

Gain knowledge and skills to improve ICU patient care through implementation of the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F) during this two-day course. Focused expert-led didactic topic discussions paired with small-group simulation labs will create a comprehensive learning experience led by ICU Liberation national experts. The pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption (PADIS) guideline recommendations will be included in this program with orientation on ICU Liberation Bundle implementation in a multiprofessional clinical setting.

Become a qualified instructor! The course offers attendees an opportunity to become qualified instructors for ICU Liberation in the licensed course setting.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management (formerly Fundamental Disaster Management [FDM]) presents healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters.

The course will:
  • Review hazards specific to the ICU to allow optimal crisis planning and management
  • Summarize the functional requirements of personnel, space, and equipment for the provision of crisis critical care
  • Apply principles of optimal triage and care management in various natural and intentional disaster scenarios
This one-day course is ideal for all clinicians to better prepare their ICUs and themselves for crisis management.

This educational activity is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 5 NU50CK000566-02-00). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

Master Class: Cardiovascular Physiology

Half-day course
Receive a comprehensive and case-based review of core physiologic principles as they apply to critically ill patients through this half-day master class. The state-of-the-art of assessment of hemodynamic status and cardiac function will be reviewed in the context of diagnosis and treatment.

Master Class: Saving the Kidneys

Half-day course
Explore the vital aspects of critical care nephrology through this case-driven, practical, and forward-thinking half-day master class. Topics covered include:
  • Why Is the Definition of AKI Wrong?
  • Why Do We Now Care About Fluid Overload So Much?
  • Can Biomarkers Be Used to Manage Patients Instead of Just for Prediction of AKI?
  • De-resuscitation
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work in Critical Care Nephrology
  • Practical Management of Kidney Dysfunction in Critically Ill Patients: Drugs, Nutrition, and Fluid

Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult*

Select morning or afternoon course
Expand your fundamental echocardiographic skills and knowledge with the Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult smart course. Earn up to 9.5 hours of CE/ACE. Maintenance of certification points are also available. On completion, participants will have a foundation of advanced ultrasound knowledge and will be able to demonstrate appropriate image interpretation and integration of advanced ultrasound studies.

The course includes 5.5 hours of ultrasound presentations with high-quality advanced sonographic images by expert faculty, 4 hours of hands-on skills training, a 477-page textbook, and an adult ICU quick reference guide. Topics covered include neuro-ultrasound assessment, hemodynamic measurements, focused echocardiographic evaluation in life support (FEEL) algorithm, and much more.

After studying the text and viewing the presentations online, attend a half-day hands-on skills training session offered four times annually at various locations for your convenience. This hands-on session is led by expert faculty and uses live models to provide significant experience ensured with a low faculty-to-attendee ratio.


*Skill stations only. The session content will be provided via self-directed course. Attendees should complete the self-directed course before attending the skill stations.