Conversations in Ethics: Ethical Challenges Related to Therapeutic Hypothermia and Discussions about Prognosis

Miami, FL US
April 18, 2018

Studies have shown that therapeutic hypothermia, also known as Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), has proven beneficial by improving outcomes in unconscious survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. While administering this therapy it is difficult for clinicians to provide clear prognostication to families; in fact, determination of neurological prognosis is unreliable before at least 72 hours post-rewarming. The clinician’s prognosis for survival, awakening from coma, or future quality of life can strongly influence decisions regarding the continuation of life-sustaining treatments.  This poses ethical challenges for clinicians.

Please join us as Dr. Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D., discusses the Ethical Challenges Related to Therapeutic Hypothermia and Discussions About Prognosis.
 

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.
 

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                                                                          Locations

 Live: Baptist Hospital - 5MCVI
 Videoconference: Doctors Hospital - Valencia Side A
 Videoconference: West Kendall Baptist Hospital - Classrooms 4 & 5
 Videoconference: Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room
 WebCast - To access the Webcast once it has started please CLICK HERE

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) can affect the ability to prognosticate patient outcomes.
  • Utilize an effective communication approach to explain prognosis uncertainty to legal decision makers.
  • Recognize the limitations that the TTM process brings regarding decisions to appropriate withdrawal of life-prolonging interventions.
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/25/2018
Event starts: 
04/18/2018 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
04/18/2018 - 1:00pm
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Baptist Hospital
8900 N. Kendall Dr
5MCVI
Miami, FL 33176
United States

                                                                          Locations

 Live: Baptist Hospital - 5MCVI
 Videoconference: South Miami Hospital - Classroom A
 Videoconference: West Kendall Baptist Hospital - Classrooms 4 & 5
 Videoconference: Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room
 WebCast

Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, eICU
Baptist Health South Florida

Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

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

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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 live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-126977, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Board of Psychology (1 hour) and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

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Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/25/2018
 
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