Type of Activity
- Summarize lessons learned from the first COVID-19 wave of infection that influenced patient care and healthcare worker safety
- Compare different approaches to preparing facilities, clinicians, and administrators for a second wave of COVID-19 patients
- Articulate issues in mental health support for frontline healthcare workers as well as solutions to support well-being
- Implement best practices in addressing pharmaceutical and supply shortages in anticipation of a second wave of pandemic patient influx
- Discuss challenges in forecasting how public health emergencies will unfold and optimal approaches to mitigation
This activity includes elements that increase knowledge and application when treating COVID-19 patients.
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of all practitioners who care for critically ill patients, including:
- Advanced practice nurses
- Clinical pharmacists
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Emergency department physicians
- Family practice physicians
- Health-system pharmacists
- ICU medical directors
- ICU nurse managers
- Infectious disease specialists
- In-training professionals
- Nurses, adult and pediatric
- Nurse anesthetists
- Physician assistants
- Primary care providers
- Respiratory care practitioners
- Trauma surgeons
- Other critical care practitioners
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:
Continuing Education Credit Hours
Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: SCCM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
™. Each physician should claim credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 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 8.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
This program has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for a maximum of 8.5 contact hours.
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 live educational activity provides up to 8.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, using your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) member number and date of birth.
: Application has been submitted has been submitted to the Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
: Application has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for continuing professional education (CPE) units.