Faculty Disclosures and CE/CME

46th Critical Care Congress
January 21-25, 2017
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Continuing Education (CE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information for the 2017 Congress can be found below.

 

 Faculty Disclosures

 

The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established conflict-of-interest resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will have no impact on their ability to provide unbiased content.

The activity planner, Audra Kubilius, and other employees of SCCM have no financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

 

 CE/CME and MOC

 
Learning Objectives
  • Apply new knowledge and strategies to optimize the care of the critically ill patient as provided by the multiprofessional team
  • Examine evidence-based medicine techniques to evaluate and improve patient care
  • Review and integrate guidelines to measure performance and identify areas for further study and improvement
Type of Activity
This activity includes elements that increase knowledge, application and practice.
 
Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of all practitioners who care for critically ill patients, including:
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Clinical pharmacists 
  • Critical care educators
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Emergency department physicians
  • Family practice physicians
  • ICU medical directors
  • ICU nurse managers
  • In-training professionals
  • Internists 
  • Neurosurgeons 
  • Neurologists 
  • Nurses, adult and pediatric 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician assistants 
  • Respiratory care practitioners 
  • Research scientists 
  • Trauma surgeons 
  • Other critical care practitioners
Continuing Education Credit Hours
 
Physicians: Accreditation for Physicians: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: SCCM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 36 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
 
Nurses: This program has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for a maximum of 36 contact hours.

Pharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This course provides up to 36 contact hours of continuing education. SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, using your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) member number and date of birth. You are responsible for providing accurate information to SCCM. CPE Monitor will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by ACPE and NABP, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.
 
PLEASE NOTE: All ACPE credits must be claimed, the overall Congress evaluation completed (including the submission of your NABP # and date of birth) by February 28, 2017. After this date, credits may not be accepted through the ACPE/NABP portal.
 
View a listing of approved pharmacist sessions.
 
Respiratory Therapists: The 46th Critical Care Congress (#148065000) has been approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for up to 30.58 continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
 
PLEASE NOTE: All respiratory therapist credits must be claimed, the overall Congress evaluation completed (including the submission of your AARC # and date of birth) by February 28, 2017. After this date, credits may not be accepted.
 
Dieticians: The 46th Critical Care Congress (Activity #130772) has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for up to 41 continuing professional education (CPE) units. This program is eligible for CPE level 2 and meets the following learning codes:
 
5170: Critical care, trauma
5440: Enteral and parenteral nutrition support
1070: Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
1000: Professional skills
 
PLEASE NOTE: All CPE credits must be claimed, the overall congress evaluation completed (including the submission of your CPE # and date of birth) by February 28, 2017. After this date, credits may not be accepted.
 
Claiming Credit for Congress
To obtain credit, complete the evaluation go to MySCCM.org. Once logged in with your SCCM customer ID (your ID is located on your badge) and password, select MY LEARNING on the orange bar, then click on "46th Critical Care Congress Claim Credit".  Please select “Search Sessions” and choose sessions in the event drop-down menu, complete each session evaluation and then complete the "OVERALL EVALUATION" to finalize the process to claim credit.
 
Maintenance of Certification
 
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is offering maintenance of certification (MOC) Part II credit in addition to continuing medical education credit for board-certified physicians of these boards: American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Surgery (ABS), and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). For attendees claiming MOC credit, the program consists of a pretest, targeted MOC lectures, and a posttest.
 
PRETEST: The pretest will be available January 9, 2017, and will close when Congress opens on January 21, 2017.
 
POSTTEST: The posttest will open on January 25, 2017, and close on February 28, 2017, so please log in before this date in order to earn credit.
 
To access the pretest, log in to MySCCM.org with your Customer ID (found on your badge) and password. Next, select the MY LEARNING tab on the orange bar, scroll down and click on the link labeled “46th Critical Care Congress - MyMOC,” and you will be directed to the Continuing Education Portal. You will have three attempts to score 80% or higher on the posttest.
 
To take advantage of the MOC credits available, board-certified members of ABIM, ABP and ABS must register with the appropriate board’s MOC program before the start of the 46th Critical Care Congress.
 
American Board of Surgery: This course meets the requirements for up to 36 MOC credits. To claim MOC credits, you must pass the posttest with a score of 80% or higher, select the option for Surgery MOC and print out the CE Certificate to submit to the ABS.
 
American Board of Internal Medicine: This course meets the requirements for 36 MOC credits. To claim MOC credits, you must pass the posttest with a score of 80% or higher, select the option for Internal Medicine MOC, enter your ABIM number and date of birth, and your score will be reported directly to the ABIM.
 
American Board of Pediatrics: This course meets the requirements for 36 MOC credits. To claim MOC credits, you must pass the posttest with a score of 80% or higher, select the option for Pediatric MOC, enter your ABP number with your date of birth, and your score will be reported directly to the ABP.
 
Claiming MOC for Congress
To obtain MOC credit,  go to MySCCM.org. Once logged in with your SCCM customer ID (your ID is located on your badge) and password, select MY LEARNING on the orange bar, go to the box labeled "46th Critical Care Congress-Take MOC pre-test .” You will be directed to the Continuing Education Portal to complete your info and to complete the pre and posttest and once you have obtained a passing score of 80%, you will be prompted to provide your Board information to finalize the MOC credit.  The deadline to complete the posttest and claim MOC credit is February 28, 2017.
 
Computer stations are available on site, near Registration. If you have questions, please e-mail support@sccm.org or call SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
 
Postcourses - Critical Care Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric
 
Continuing Education
 
Physicians: Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates the live educational activity, Critical Care Ultrasound, for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.
 
Nurses: The activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 18.5 contact hours for Critical Care Ultrasound and 19 contact hours for Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric.

Claiming Credit for Ultrasound
To obtain credit, complete the evaluation go to MySCCM.org. Once logged in with your SCCM customer ID (your ID is located on your badge) and password, select MY LEARNING on the orange bar, then click on "46th Critical Care Congress Claim Credit".  Proceed to select “Search Sessions” and scroll to the final page and select "Critical Care Ultrasound-Day 1 and Day 2" or "Critical Care Ultrasound Pediatric-Day 1 and Day 2". Please complete each session evaluation and then complete the "OVERALL EVALUATION" to finalize the process to claim credit.
 
Maintenance of Certification
 
American Board of Internal Medicine: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric participant to earn up to 18.5 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.  Please note: MOC credits for this activity must be submitted by February 28, 2017, so please be sure that you completed and submitted your posttest and also check your credit in ABIM's system to ensure that all data was submitted correctly before this date. SCCM cannot guarantee credit can be submitted beyond the deadline listed above.  
 
American Board of Surgery: Critical Care Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric meet the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for up to 18.5 credits. To qualify for MOC, you must pass the posttest with a passing score of 75%, select the option for Surgery MOC, and request a certificate to self submit to ABS if audited.
 
American Board of Pediatrics: Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric meets the requirements for 19 MOC credits. To claim MOC credits, you must pass the posttest with a score of 80% or higher, select the option for Pediatric MOC, enter your ABP number with your date of birth, and your score will be reported directly to the ABP.

Claiming MOC for Ultrasound 
To obtain MOC credit,  go to MySCCM.org. Once logged in with your SCCM customer ID (your ID is located on your badge) and password, select MY LEARNING on the orange bar, go to the section labeled “Critical Care ULTRASOUND” or "Critical Care ULTRASOUND Pediatric." You will be directed to the Continuing Education Portal. Please complete the posttest. Once you have obtained a passing score of 80%, you will be prompted to provide your Board information to finalize the MOC credit. The deadline to complete the posttest and claim MOC credit is February 28, 2017.