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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.

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Do you want to attend a precourse without registering for the entire Critical Care Congress?

Registration for these precourses is available a la carte via the registration links below. 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!
 
Register in conjunction with Congress and receive a discount. Learn more here.

Ultrasound Skill Stations 

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Thursday, January 19, OR Friday, January 20, 2023

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. Maintenance of certification points are also available.

Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal

Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal

Thursday, January 19, OR Friday, January 20, 2023

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/accredited continuing education. Maintenance of certification points are also available.

Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Friday, January 20, 2023

Morning and Afternoon Sessions Available 

Expand your fundamental echocardiographic skills and knowledge with the Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult smart course. Earn up to 11.5 hours of CE/accredited continuing education. Maintenance of certification points are also available.

Thursday, January 19, AND Friday, January 20, 2023 

2023 Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

2023 Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Thursday, January 19, 2023 -  Friday, January 20, 2023 

In this two-day course, highly skilled experts will discuss  how disease states and acute illnesses impact the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for various disease states and conditions.

Airway and Mechanical Ventilation

Airway and Mechanical Ventilation

Thursday, January 19, 2023 -  Friday, January 20, 2023 

Explore airway and mechanical ventilation management strategies for the critically ill patient during this two-day hands-on course. Attendees will learn and practice with expert faculty at hands-on skill stations encompassing laryngoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, surgical approaches to airway establishment, and rescue strategies. Skill stations on mechanical ventilation will focus on mode selection, troubleshooting patient-ventilator dyssynchrony, and alternative modes available for the critically ill adult patient.

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ECMO Simulation Course

ECMO Simulation Course

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023

Held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, this course is structured for multidisciplinary learning at various stages of experience. Designed for learners who have completed the ELSO Virtual ECMO Training Course or 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.

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Resource Limited

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Resource Limited

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023

This two-day course is designed to prepare nonintensivists and multiprofessionals to treat critically ill and injured patients in resource-limited areas. While the principles of Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) may be universal, some clinicians will benefit from an understanding of critical care fundamentals that they can apply in austere and operational environments. FCCS: Resource Limited addresses the unique challenges faced when the availability of equipment, supplies, or medications is limited and the impact these limitations have on providing critical care. Case-based skill stations complement the lectures and allow course participants to practice clinical scenarios. The course content covers recognition and assessment, shock and resuscitation, life-threatening infections, airway management, triage, analgesia and sedation, mechanical ventilation, and telemedicine.

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023

This two-day course combines expert-developed presentations with hands-on skill stations to provide nonsurgical professionals with the training they need to provide initial care to critically ill surgical patients. The course augments and expands on Fundamental Critical Care Support core concepts and provides a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of the seriously ill surgical patient and addresses the needs of this patient population. The course content covers the recognition and assessment of the seriously ill patient, mechanical ventilation, surgical airway emergencies, abdominal emergencies, surgical soft tissue complications, and cardiovascular surgical emergencies.
 

Friday, January 20, 2023 

Deep Dive: Post-Cardiac Arrest

Deep Dive: Post-Cardiac Arrest

Friday, January 20, 2023  
Half-day course

Targeted to a wide array of critical care professionals, this half-day course covers targeted temperature management and nuances of critical care management, including cardiac diagnostics, mechanical support, seizures, neuromonitoring, and prognostication. The course also addresses pharmacotherapy for the post-cardiac arrest patient and includes a panel discussion on clinical trials. A post-cardiac arrest survivor will also discuss her experience.

Deep Dive: Using Bundled Data in the EHR

Deep Dive: Using Bundled Data in the EHR

Friday, January 20, 2023  
Half-day course

Electronic health record (EHR) data can be used enhance clinical care and facilitate research. This half-day course offers strategies for using EHR data to inform clinical decision-making, identify barriers, and develop mitigation strategies. Real-life examples from the intensive care unit will provide better understanding about how to effectively manage patients and resources.

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management

Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management

Friday, January 20, 2023

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. This one-day course is ideal for all clinicians to better prepare their ICUs and themselves for crisis management.

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Friday, January 20, 2023  

This full-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients. Two blocks of presentations are each followed by skill stations designed to reinforce and elaborate on concepts introduced in the presentations. SCCM has assembled an impressive faculty, chosen for both their expertise and their teaching ability. The course is structured to allow a great deal of interaction with faculty and the ability to tailor instruction to attendees’ particular areas of interest.

Neurologic Monitoring

Neurologic Monitoring

Friday, January 20, 2023

This full-day course provides a review of standardized neurologic monitoring in the adult and pediatric ICU using didactics and skill stations. Neurologic monitoring modalities, including advantages and disadvantages, are also reviewed, with a focus on using neurologic monitoring at the bedside. The course benefits those wanting more experience and an update on the clinical application of and indications for different modalities, targeted to non-neurologic practitioners and trainees. This is a fundamental course for medical professionals working in a non-neurointensive setting.

Leadership and Management Skills to Enhance Your Professional Role

Leadership and Management Skills to Enhance Your Professional Role

Friday, January 20, 2023  

Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) Committee will engage participants in a variety of didactic and small-group discussions focused on professional development. Gain valuable insights into mentorship, leadership, and workplace relationships that are specific to a career in critical care. Faculty will share their personal journeys related to serving as volunteers and leaders within SCCM, offering their perspectives about the personal and professional benefits, with a goal of developing engaged SCCM volunteers and future leaders.