Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient: Current and Future Directions

This course discusses survival trends in cancer patients who are admitted to critical care units as well as classic predictors for mortality that are no longer relevant. Respiratory failure, diagnosis and proper management will be reviewed as seen in the critical care setting, as well as the concept of the ICU trial and triage criteria.

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Care and Pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the latest survival trends and prognostic factors of critically ill cancer patients admitted to the ICU.
  • Identify the most common reasons patients with cancer require ICU admission and utilize the most current advances in the management of these critically ill patients.
  • Utilize evidence-based diagnostic and management approaches to the critically ill cancer patients with acute respiratory failure.
Additional information
  • Intensive care of the cancer patient: recent achievements and remaining challenges. Annals of intensive care, 1(1), 5.
  • Critical care of patients with cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 66(6), 496-517.
  • Critically ill patients with cancer: chances and limitations of intensive care medicine—a narrative review. ESMO open, 1(5), e000018.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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Stephen M. Pastores, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine
Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, N.Y.

Stephen M. Pastores, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM, receives grant/research support from Asahi Kasei, Spectral Medical and Bayer and he is a consultant for Bayer and Theravanca. Dr. Pastores 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 enduring material 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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