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26th Annual Challenges in Critical Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Conference ID

D6810

Partner/Sponsor

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (PASCCM) and Susquehanna Valley A Chapter of AACN (SVAACN)

Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine's logo is a triangle with a keystone, a caduceus and the group's name.

The Susquehanna Valley A Chapter of AACN logo includes the name, and a heart with multiple colors and a stethoscope on it.

Purpose/Overview

Participants are saying
“First time for me. Very educational and enjoyable.”
2021 participant

This annual conference is designed to promote the scientific evaluation of methods of care and to translate current literature into strategies to optimize the care of the critically ill patient.

Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Dietitians and Health Care Professionals involved in critical care may benefit from attendance.

Overall Objectives

Participants are saying
“Excellent use of time and excellent content for all levels of critical care providers.”
2021 participant
  • Develop a plan to apply knowledge gained to promote quality care of critically ill patients as provided by the multi-professional team.
  • Evaluate evidence-based management strategies in critical care for incorporation into practice.
  • Identify areas in critical care for further study, improvement and research.

Agenda

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcome/Opening Remarks – PASCCM and SVACCN
    Navitha Ramesh, MD, FCCP
    Erika Smeltz, BSN-RN, ONC, CCRN
  • 8 a.m. | Keynote: The Future of Critical Care: Crystal Ball or Rose-Colored Glasses
    Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM

    Objectives
    • Identify the past and current strategic initiatives of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
    • Predict what the future of critical care medicine will look like (and why!)
  • 9 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 9:30 a.m. | Conflict Management Tools for the Multiprofessional Intensive Care Unit Team
    Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

    Objectives
    • Articulate common triggers of conflict in the intensive care unit.
    • Identify common presentations of conflict in the intensive care unit.
    • Compare conflict management with conflict mediation.
    • Describe the key differences between conflict management, palliative care consultation and clinical ethics consultation.
    • Deploy conflict management language and approaches to address established conflict in the intensive care unit.
  • 10 a.m. | Submassive Pulmonary Embolism With Clot-in-Transit – How To Approach?
    Nitasa Sahu, MD

    Objectives
    • Identify different treatment modalities for the patient presenting with a submassive pulmonary embolism and clot-in-transit.
    • Review two different scenarios with a clot-in-transit and their individualized approach.
  • 10:30 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 10:45 a.m. | What’s New in Pulmonary Embolism in 2022
    Parth M. Rali, MD

    Objectives
    • Apply recent risk stratification of pulmonary embolism.
    • Describe the current treatment paradigm in pulmonary embolism management and upcoming clinical trials.
    • Discuss post-discharge management of patients with acute pulmonary embolism.
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 1 p.m. | Rapid Fire
    Navitha Ramesh, MD, FCCP

    Objectives
    • Recall important points from the morning agenda topics discussed.
    • Demonstrate medical games as a novel method for medical education.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Are Young Adults Just Big Kids?
    Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM

    Objectives
    • Review three key ways that critical care management of children, adolescents and young adults is the same.
    • Review three key ways that critical care management of children, adolescents and young adults are different.
  • 2 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 2:15 p.m. | ICU Diaries: A Pilot Program
    Abbygale Hackenberger, DNP, RN, CCRN

    Objectives
    • Discuss the rationale for intensive care unit diary use in the critically ill population.
    • Explain one process for implementation of an intensive care unit diary within a local intensive care unit.
    • Describe potential impacts on patients, families and nurses after the implementation of an intensive care unit diary program.
  • 2:45 p.m. | Nursing Driven Rounds: Multidisciplinary Rounding in the ICU
    Michael Baram, MD
    Elissa Harmon, RN, DNP, CCRN, PHNA-BC
    John C. Madara, MD
    Cara McDaniel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
    Lauren McDonnell, CRNP
    Kevin Trethaway, RRT

    Objectives
    • Identify the roles of various care team members and how they play an important part in the care of critically ill patients.
    • Utilize a team-based approach in the multidisciplinary rounding style of the intensive care unit.
    • Explain how to improve the care of intensive care unit patients.
    • Express how to function as a high-level practitioner.
  • 3:15 p.m. | Philip Drinker Society Lecture – Joy in Medicine
    Jenny Melli, MD, FACP
    Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, MMEL

    Objectives
    • Identify the role personal values and sense of purpose play in engagement in clinical work.
    • Reflect on ways to connect back to purpose, find fulfillment and influence teams in clinical work.
  • 4:15 p.m. | PASCCM Award for Scientific Poster
  • 4:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks and Adjournment
  • 4:45 p.m. | PASCCM Business Meeting

Co-Chairs

Niels Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section Chief, Surgical Critical Care
Program Director, Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Navitha Ramesh, MD, FCCP
Attending Physician
UPMC Pinnacle

Committee

Barbara Birriel, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Assistant Research Professor
Penn State College of Nursing

Sandralee Blosser, MD, FCCM
Chief of Intensivist Development
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates Inc.

Lori Cox, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Program Director, Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lori Demko, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Chief Acute Care Nurse Practitioner UPMC Altoona
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc.

Amanda Holyk, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Mount Nittany Medical Center

JoAnne Konick-McMahan, MSN, RN, PCCN-K
Certification Practice Specialist
AACN Certification Corporation
SVAACN Board Member

Ashley Quintili, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist – Surgical/Anesthesia ICU
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Erika Smeltz, BSN-RN, ONC, CCRN
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Dana Stauffer, MS, RRT-NPS, LSSBB
Director of Respiratory Care
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Margaret Wojnar, MD, MEd
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Dan Wu, DO, FACOS, FACS, FCCM
Associate Medical Director, Trauma Program
Penn Medicine Lancaster

Presenters

Michael Baram, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of ICU Clinical Trials
Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Abbygale Hackenberger, DNP, RN, CCRN
Assistant Teaching Professor
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Central Pennsylvania Region

Elissa Harmon, RN, DNP, CCRN, PHNA-BC
Department of Nursing
Coordinator of Patient Care Services Nurse
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
Past-President, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2020-2021

John C. Madara, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Cara McDaniel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Program Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care
Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Lauren McDonnell, CRNP
Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jenny Melli, MD, FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine Primary Care Track
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM
President-Elect, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2023-2024
Professor, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Parth M. Rali, MD
Associate Professor
Director, TUHS Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Program
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital
Chair, Clinical Protocol Committee
National PERT Consortium

Navitha Ramesh, MD, FCCP
Attending Physician
UPMC Pinnacle

Nitasa Sahu, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care
St Luke’s University Health Network

Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, MMEL
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education Director, Intermediate Care Unit Section of Critical Care Medicine
Cooper University Hospital

Kevin Trethaway, RRT
Respiratory Therapist
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 North MacArthur Blvd Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course #187813000.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

This nursing continuing professional development individual activity is approved for 5.50 contact hours.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned the Universal Activity Number of 0322-0000-22-007-L05-P. It has been approved for 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. The attendee list will be uploaded into CPE Monitor approximately one week after completion of the program. Statements of credit indicated in contact hours and CEUs will be available through CPE Monitor. Successful completion includes signing in at registration with personal NABP number and date of birth, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, and completing the activity evaluation. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Education.

Patient Safety

This program includes 6 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Fees

The fee is $165 per person and includes the cost of instruction, online handout materials and all listed meals.

The fee is $65 for PASCCM members.

A limited number of SVAACN member registration fees are available at $65. The registration fee will be $145 after these registrations have been filled.

To receive the member fee, please provide your membership number at registration.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after Thursday, August 18, 2022, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Friday, August 12, 2022, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Accommodations and Room Block

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant. A list of lodging in the Hershey area is available online.

Corporate rates are available at:

Tru by Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
204 Hillcrest Road, Hershey, PA 17033
Group Name: Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine
717-531-3400
Arrival August 18, 2022, $179 plus taxes and fees

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue
651 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Group Name: Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine
717-520-5240
Arrival August 18, 2022, $189 plus taxes and fees

Local Attractions

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, D.C., and three hours from New York City.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

COVID-19

On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow health care facility guidelines, including masks. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue, which may not require masks. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for off-campus activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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