State of the Science Symposium, Ninth Annual – Critical Care Best Practices 2019 International Webcast

June 8, 2019

The annual State of the Science Symposium presents Critical Care Best Practices 2019 delivered by expert leaders. The dedicated, multidisciplinary critical care community applies these standards of care to guide our practice consistent with the mission and vision of both the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

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Target Audience

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



Learning Objectives

  • Define post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) in the patient and family and identify the contributing factors to this syndrome. 
  • Outline the strategies used by a multidisciplinary team for successful implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for maximizing patient outcomes 
  • Differentiate the role of surgery versus anesthesia versus ICU in patient handoffs
  • Describe the impact of effective communication on a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional handoff.
  • Recognize the importance of handoff choreography in reducing preventable adverse events in healthcare.
  • Identify modes of transmission for the spread of microorganisms in the critical care environment and recommend methods of surveillance. 
  • Define key evidence-based practices that can reduce bacterial load and/or prevent the development of healthcare-acquired infections.
  • Recognize the effect of fluid choice on the host immune response.
  • Easily differentiate between better and worse fluid choices in different resuscitating settings.
  • Evaluate the use of blood products on resuscitation.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/08/2019 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/08/2019 - 3:30pm EDT

7:15 a.m.    Breakfast and Registration

7:50 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions
            Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K
            Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D.
            Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, M.D.

8:00 a.m.    What Does “Before and After” Have to Do With ICU Survivorship? Implementing ABCDEF Bundle: It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
            Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
8:45 a.m.    Intensive Care Medicine in 2050
            Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 a.m.     Handoffs in the ICU: Opportunities for Better Care
            Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC
10:15 a.m.    Break and Exhibits
10:30 a.m.    Why Do We Still Have HAI/Cs?: Are We Able to Get to Zero? Superbugs, Begone!
            Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
11:00 a.m.    Critical Care Research Year in Review 
            Andrew Quartin M.D.
11:45 p.m.    Affordances Obtained Through Extending the ICU Outside the Walls of the ICU
            Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.

12:15 p.m.    Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 p.m.    Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Hemodynamic Monitoring and Endpoints of Resuscitation to Prevent Organ Failure in the 21st Century
            Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

1:45 p.m.    Fluids in Shock Resuscitation and the Immunological Implications
            Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC

2:15 p.m.    Break

2:30 p.m.    Persistent and Emerging ICU Healthcare Challenges
            Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.
3:00 p.m.    Iodinated Contrast and Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill
            Andrew Quartin M.D.

3:30 p.m.     Adjourn

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Symposium Directors: 
Louis T Gidel, MD, PhD, FCCP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
eICU/Telehealth Medical Director
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D. APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K 
Director Best Practice
Center for Advanced Analytics
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, MD
Associate eICU/Telehealth Medical Director 
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Jose L. Pascual, M.D., PhD, FACS, FCCM, FRCSC
Associate Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery
Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA 

Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease Specialist
Director of Pulmonary Services at West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Director of Critical Care Services at Baptist Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor at Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Andrew Quartin M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., PhD
Professor of Intensive Care Médicine 
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Dept. of Intensive Care, Erasme Univ Hospital
Brussels, Belgium

Kathleen M Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant
Northville, MI

Pending Disclosure Statement:
Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.
Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., PhD

Jose L. Pascual, M.D., receives grant/research support from Griffols INC and he is a consultant for Portola pharmaceuticals.

Kathleen M Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, is a consultant and on the speakers’ bureau for Sage Products (Stryker), Eloquest Health Care and Medline Industries.

The following faculty members have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.
Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D. APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K 
Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D., 
Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D.
Andrew Quartin M.D.

All faculty members have indicated they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation(s) or discussion(s).

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

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 6.25 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. CE Broker #20-653787.

Approved for a total of 6 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing, 6.0 credits for Respiratory Therapy, Radiation Technologists and 6.25 for Pharmacy. CE Broker Provider #50-182.


Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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