Disaster and Mass Casualty Management, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine
6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
November 5 -11, 2018
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Attending Physician MetroHealth Medical center Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
Charles L. Sprung MD, JD, MCCM, FCCP
Director Emeritus, General Intensive Care Unit
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Professor Charles Sprung is the Director Emeritus of the General Intensive Care Unit in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel where he has worked for the last 27 years. He was previously the Director of the Section of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the VA Medical Center and the University of Miami for 13 years. He graduated the University of Miami School of Law in 1988. Professor Sprung was the Chairman of the Committee on Ethics Section of the US Society of Critical Care Medicine and of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) for many years.
Professor Sprung has been active in research particularly studying sepsis, septic shock and ethical issues for more than 35 years. He was a member of the ACCP/SCCM consensus conference on definitions of sepsis in 1991 and a member of the recent 2012 and current 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines.
He has participated in many sepsis studies including those of encephalopathy and treatments with corticosteroids, monoclonal antibodies to endotoxin and tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, antithrombin III, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, human activated protein C and recombinant platelet-activating factor. He has also served as a member of Clinical Evaluation and Data Safety and Monitoring Committees for many phase III, multicenter sepsis trials. Professor Sprung coordinated the prospective, multicenter European trial of corticosteroids in septic shock, Corticus. He was the Coordinator of several multi-center studies in ethics including End of Life Decision Making and Procedures in European Intensive Care Units - ETHICUS, Systematic Study of General Ethical Principles Involved in End of Life Decisions for Patients in European Intensive Care Units - ETHICATT, Triage Decision Making for the Elderly in European Intensive Care units - ELDICUS and Worldwide Consensus for End of Life Decisions - Welpicus.
The Hadassah General ICU has treated more terror victims than any other ICU in the world. In addition, Professor Sprung served as the Chairman of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Ethics Section Task Force for ICU Triage for Disasters and Pandemic Influenza which produced recommendations for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and he was a member of the recent American College of Chest Physicians Task Force for Mass Critical Care during a Disaster which also published recommendations.
Professor Sprung has been or continues to be a member of several international committees of medical organizations, world health organizations and governmental agencies. He has published extensively on all of the above and multiple ICU areas with more than 300 original articles and 50 book chapters. He received the 2011 ESICM Medal for outstanding contributions to both ESICM and to the development of Intensive Care Medicine worldwide and the Roger C. Bone Advances in End-of-Life Care Award from the CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians in October 2013. He was the 2015 Bonei Zion Prize Recipient for Science & Medicine- an award recognizing outstanding Anglo Olim who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards the State of Israel.
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- Pulmonary edema and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
- Recognize and apply the different methods used to differentiate cardiac and non-cardiac pulmonary edema and apply the different methods used to treat them.
- Update of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock
- Identify the most recent 2016 recommendations for patients with sepsis and septic shock and describe the reasons for them. The main focus will be to manage fluid, vasopressor, steroid and glucose control therapy and ulcer and deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis.
- ICU triage including triage for multiple casualty events
- Identify the most recent literature related to ICU triage and manage ICU triage decisions.
- How to improve your communication skills?
- Describe the importance of communication and apply ways to improve communication skills especially in end of life situations.
- Mass disasters and multiple casualty events
- Describe recent recommendations for preparing and managing pandemics and other disasters .
- End of life decision making in the ICU
- Recognize the religious and cultural differences noted for ICU end of life decisions and the differences in end of life decision making around the world to help manage patients.
- Excellence in medicine
- Describe the 10 characteristics which make physicians excellent and apply them to improve skills in providing patients the best possible care.
- Abdominal emergencies
- Male urological emergencies
- Neurological infections
- Allergy, angioedema and anaphylaxis
- Resuscitation pearls--including neonatal resuscitation update
- Airway management in the emergency department
- ENT emergencies--non trauma.
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
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|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Mon Nov 05||Miami, FL
|Tue Nov 06||At Sea
|Wed Nov 07||Cozumel, Mexico
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Thu Nov 08||Roatan, Honduras
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Fri Nov 09||Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Sat Nov 10||At Sea
|Sun Nov 11||Miami, FL
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.