16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours
$750 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
The critical care lectures are designed to, first, broaden the way clinicians think about the intensive care unit and, second, provide a more in-depth foray into one of the most common ICU diagnoses—acute respiratory failure. Thought-provoking talks on topics about how we think of critical care delivery will be presented on (1) invasiveness in ICU and (2) the “24-hour/7-day ICU”. Then, through a series of individual sessions, I aim to paint a picture of how to diagnose, treat, and manage acute respiratory failure requiring assisted ventilation. Together these discussions will allow for exploration of and discussion about how current ICU care works (and sometimes fails to work) for our patients. The ICU is a “team sport” and, thus, all talks will touch peripherally on team outcomes and performance. In specific, in the discussion of the “24-hour/7-day ICU”, we will explore the impact “making night look like day” in the ICU has on various ICU clinician-stakeholders as well as patients and families.Presented by Dr. Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF
These lectures will refresh the learner's knowledge of basic cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology. An additional purpose is to expose the learner to new, experimental -research-based physiology. For example, one outcome of these lectures is to help the learner provide patients with a better understanding of basic physiology and how it relates to medicine (e.g. the generation and conduction of cardiac action potentials can lead to rhythm disturbances; how can a healthy lifestyle reduce this potential). Another outcome is to provide learners with new information. Relaying such information to patients might help them make better choices in achieving healthier lifestyles. For example, caffeine impairs the regulation of peripheral blood flow, i.e. caffeine attenuates reactive hyperemia, pressure-flow autoregulation and active hyperemia. Other research has previously shown that caffeine impairs cerebral and coronary circulation. Knowing these things might encourage patients to reduce their consumption of caffeinated beverages.
Professor of Physiology
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories/ Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ Investigator of the mammalian cardiovascular system, full professor, teacher, author (e.g. Our Intelligent Bodies, 2020; Our Aging Bodies, 2015; Our Marvelous Bodies, 2008; all published by Rutgers University Press).
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Dr. Gershengorn is an Associate Professor and Interim Vice Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia.
She is Associate Editor for Critical Care of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, serves on the program committee for Critical Care for the American Thoracic Society, and is Chair-Elect of the Internal Medicine Section for the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Fri May 06||Seattle, Washington
|Sat May 07||*At Sea - Cruising
|Sun May 08||Ketchikan, Alaska
||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Mon May 09||Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
||5:30 am||10:00 am|
|Mon May 09||Juneau, Alaska
||1:30 pm||10:00 pm|
|Tue May 10||Skagway, Alaska
||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Tue May 10||Alaska Inside Passage
||6:30 am||10:30 pm|
|Wed May 11||*At Sea - Cruising
|Thu May 12||Victoria, British Columbia
||5:30 pm||11:59 pm|
|Fri May 13||Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.