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Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Prepare for the Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Examination or acquire in-depth critical care pharmacy knowledge.  


Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care

Tuesdays, April 5 through May 17, 2022

11:00 AM

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The Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care course helps pharmacy professionals prepare for the Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Examination administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Accredited continuing education credit, Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist credits, and maintenance of certification points are available.

Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care Online

Examine how disease states and acute illnesses impact the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for various disease states and conditions during this online course developed by highly skilled experts. This course also prepares pharmacy professionals for the Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Examination administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Course participants can earn up to 15 hours of continuing education/accredited continuing education credit. Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist credits and maintenance of certification points are also available.

View the session list.

Continuing Education Information:

  • Accredited continuing education (ACE) release date: April 3, 2023
  • SCCM Product Code: ADVPHARM23ON
  • ACE expiration date: December 31, 2024
  • Estimated time for activity completion: 16 hours

Nonmember Price: $1,069.00
Associate Price: $1,020.00
Professional Price: $915.00
Select Price: $869.00

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SCCM Membership
By May 17, 2022
Select Member $500
Professional Member $575
Associate Member $595
Nonmember $625

Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.

  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.

  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before March 6, 2022, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. 

Topics and Agenda

  • Optimization of Antimicrobial Routes of Therapy: Peritoneal, Intrapleural, and Intraventricular Administration
  • Role of Biomarkers and Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Optimization of Antimicrobial Dosing Based on Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
  • Managing Transitions of Care for Critically Ill Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
  • Fluids in a Failing Heart
  • Management of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU
  • Oncologic Emergencies in the ICU
  • CAR-T Cell Therapy and Acute Toxicity Management
  • Recognizing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities
  • Tenets of Precepting
  • Teaching on the Fly: Informal Bedside Education and Alternative Strategies
  • Teaching Across Generational Gaps and Engaging Over Virtual Platforms
  • It's a Two-Way Street: Roadmap to Mentorship and Sponsorship
  • Treating the Unknown: Strategies for Evaluating Possible Overdose When the History Isn't Present
  • Novel Drugs of Abuse: Synthetic Agents, Opioid Analogs, and Other Drugs
  • Transitions of Care to the ICU: Providing Ongoing Treatment and Managing Withdrawal
  • General Evaluation of Acid-Base Abnormalities
  • Iatrogenic Causes of Acid-Base Abnormalities
  • To Use or Not to Use: Bicarbonate Infusion Controversies
  • Gastrointestinal Induced Acid-Base Disorders

Invited Subject Matter Experts

Subject to change.

John M. Allen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA
No financial relationships 

Trisha N. Branan, PharmD, BCCCP 
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy 
Athens, Georgia, USA
No financial relationships 

Anne R.T. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM ​
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, Texas, USA 
No financial relationships 

Caitlin S. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP
Mayo School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, USA 
No financial relationships 

Melanie Smith Condeni, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center 
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
No financial relationships 

Amy L. Dzierbra, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP, FCCM
New York Presbyterian
New York, New York, USA
No financial relationships 

Jessica L. Elefritz, PharmD, BCCCP
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships 

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCCCP, MCCM 

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
No financial relationships 

Andrew S. Jarrell, PharmD, BCCCP 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
Portland, Oregon, USA
No financial relationships 

Meagan Johns, PharmD, MBA, BCCCP, BCPS, BCNSP 
UT Southwestern Medical Center  
Argyle, Texas, USA
No financial relationships 

Rachel M. Kruer, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM 
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
No financial relationships 

Melanie Laine, PharmD, BCCCP ​
University of Kentucky HealthCare 
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
No financial relationships 

Michael Liu, PharmD, BCCP, BCNSP, BCPS ​
Touro College of Pharmacy 
New York, New York, USA
No financial relationships 

Scott Mueller, PharmD, FCCP
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Denver, Colorado, USA
No financial relationships 

Heather Personett May, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
No financial relationships

Nicole M. Palm, PharmD, BCCCP
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships

Megan A. Rech, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
Loyola Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, USA
No financial relationships

Paul Reynolds, PharmD, BCCCP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, USA​
No financial relationships

Christina Rose, PharmD, BCCCP
Temple University 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
No financial disclosures

Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM  
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Augusta, Georgia, USA
No financial relationships


Continuing Education

CE/ACE and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 16 credit hours. 

Learning Objectives

  • Review the pharmacotherapeutic management of critical care-specific conditions
  • ​Apply new knowledge and integrate guidelines to solve pharmacotherapy problems pertinent to patient care in the critically ill population
  • Identify valuable practice, technologic, and administrative resources for further advancement of knowledge and practice in contemporary critical care topics

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and all other medical professionals who care for critically ill patients, especially those involved in pharmacotherapy critical care.

Type of Activity

This activity will provide highly skilled experts the ability to understand how disease states and acute illnesses affect the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for various disease states and conditions.


The Society of Critical Care Medicine (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:

  • Professionalism
  • ​Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

Claiming Credit 

You can access pretest, course materials, and posttests; complete your evaluation; and claim your ACE credit by logging in to your MySCCM account with your SCCM Customer ID and password, then clicking on the icon for the course you are enrolled in under the MyLearning tab. If needed, you can click “Forgot my password” to reset your secure password.

Credit Hours


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 this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

The Advanced Pharmacology in Critical Care activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 16 contact hours.

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This course also offers Board of Critical Care Pharmacy (BCCCP) credit of up to 16 hours.

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. 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 the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.

Physician Assistants:
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 ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this accredited continuing education (ACE) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% in the evaluation component/posttest, enables the participant to earn up to 16 medical knowledge 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 amount of ACE credits claimed for the activity. It is the ACE activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited.

This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 16 credits.

SCCM Grievance Policy

To provide due process in the evaluation and mediation of grievances concerning ACE activities, this Grievance Procedures Policy was developed. Grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the awarding of credit for individual participation and/or registration fees issues.

  • A written complaint or grievance should be submitted to the Education Department.

  • The Education Department will attempt to resolve the complainant's grievance.

  • If the initial response is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the CEO/EVP for action.

  • If the response from the CEO/EVP is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the SCCM Executive Committee. The ruling of the Executive Committee will be final.