New in CME Courses: Optimizing Outcomes in Distributive Shock: A Self-assessment Program​

Target audience: Critical care teams of physicians; nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; pharmacists, respiratory care therapists, dieticians and physical therapists; and other clinicians involved in the evaluation and management of patients with distributive shock.

Refractory Hypotension – Can you recognize and treat it?

Distributive shock, such as septic shock, is a common condition in emergency and intensive care settings. The recognition and management of shock are time sensitive and require a coordinated approach among emergency and intensivist clinicians.
This curriculum provides critical care teams with updates in diagnosis and management of shock, using examples of hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic and obstructive physiology.  Preload, contractility and afterload definitions and measures will be emphasized. Learners will recognize the importance of preserving end organ perfusion and function, while minimizing adverse effects.
The diagnosis and management of patients in shock, especially vasodilatory shock, will be taught in an engaging and interactive format, while providing an opportunity to learn about current research and implementation of evidence-based practices to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients.

This activity – Optimizing Outcomes in Distributive Shock: A Self-assessment Program​, offers: .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, .50 AANP contact hours.

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