This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians,
physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other providers who care for patients in any setting where critical care is provided.
- Describe the use of echocardiographyin the assessment of hemodynamicparameters
- Perform the quantitative assessment of left ventricular systolic function
- Recognize the regional wall motion abnormalities
- Describe the basic assessment of valvular pathology (qualitative assessment)
- Describe the limitations of echocardiography in ICU settings
- Review the application of ultrasonography for evaluation of pulmonary edema
SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence or performance in critical care practice. This activity will
meet the following competencies:
- Patient Care and Procedural Skills
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Type of Activity
This live workshop will focus on applying knowledge and practicing skills and techniques of ultrasound in the ICU.
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, Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound, for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.
Nurses – The Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 9.25 contact hours.
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 9.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.25 maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesia (ABA) and American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited.