Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

In this online course, Dr. Seetharamaiah discusses the pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS), emphasizing the critical role of the interprofessional team in recognizing and treating ACS.

Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, surgeons, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of abdominal compartment syndrome. 
  • Identify when abdominal compartment syndrome should be considered in critically ill patients.
  • Evaluate intra-abdominal pressure measurements. 
  • Apply an appropriate management plan for patients with abdominal compartment syndrome. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Lagosz P, Sokolski M, Biegus J, et al. Elevated intra-abdominal pressure: A review of current knowledge. World J Clin Cases 2022:10(10): 3005-3013.
  • Malbrain ML, Cheatham ML, Kirkpatrick A, et al. Results from the International Conference of Experts on Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. I. Definitions. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1722.
  • Vidal MG, Ruiz Weisser J, Gonzalez F, et al. Incidence and clinical effects of intra-abdominal hypertension in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:1823.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ABS MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
02/01/2024
Course expires: 
01/31/2026

Rupa Seetharamaiah, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Baptist, South Miami, Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals 
Miami, Florida
                
Rupa Seetharamaiah, MD, FACS, FASMBS,
faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.  

*Ineligible companies ― Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery - Accredited CME - General Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit. 

Your participation information will be shared with specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS reporting system. Successful completion of a course examination is required. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ABS MOC II
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Nurse Practitioners
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

Your participation information will be shared with specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS reporting system. Successful completion of a course examination is required. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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