End-of-life Care in the Device Era: Practical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations

Webinar Date: September 24, 2020

Activity Overview

Critical Care Providers need to understand and manage new and current developments in critical care medicine to deliver optimal patient care. Providers struggling with systemic support of patient care protocols and staffing management will seek to improve their ability to provide support to their patients and staff to increase value and provide structure and direction to their provider teams.

This webinar is part of a series designed to provide new strategies for learners across several specialty-specific clinical areas to access and integrate new information, treatment protocols, and therapies within their scope of practice and apply that information to patient care and staffing management.

This webinar is a live activity using virtual panel discussions with Q&A and interaction from the audience to teach strategies to implement into critical care practice.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, specialty physicians, and physician educators in general anesthesia, critical care, trauma, and transplant settings.

Educational Objectives

As a result of participation in this CME activity learners will be able to:

  1. Implement new strategies and protocols in the critical care sphere to increase standardization and personalization of patient-specific medicine to improve patient outcomes and provide the best care while increasing value, quality, and safety for both patients and staff.
  2. Apply knowledge and resources to provide end of life care and considerations for organ donation and recovery. Demonstrate tact when managing patient and family conversations surrounding end of life care and brain death.
  3. Develop strategies for critical care team support outside the ICU. Design and implement tactics to prevent need for resuscitative efforts and to prepare for disaster and capacity management with strategic planning.
  4. Examine traditional ICU education and provide new strategies to improve outcomes of common critical care issues.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA). The IARS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming CME Credit

The IARS will provide online program evaluation and session tracking to support claiming CME credit beginning on Thursday, September 24. Live webinar participants will have 60 days to claim CME credit.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit. The IARS forwards credits to the ABA on a quarterly basis.

Disclosure

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) makes every effort to develop CME activities that are independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. The IARS has implemented mechanisms requiring everyone in a position to control content to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure of any or no relationships is made available in advance of all educational activities. The IARS evaluates, and if necessary, resolves any conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. Individuals who refuse or fail to provide the required disclosures are disqualified from being a planning committee member, teacher, or author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.

Disclosures

The planners, speakers, and others in a position to control content of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships and have no conflicts of interest.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Commercial Support

This CME activity is supported entirely by the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. There is no commercial support for this activity.