Program Description: 

The CVICU Case Review series is a confidential interprofessional forum to review cases of interest to the CVICU care team, with an emphasis on patient safety, quality improvement, and education.

Keywords: Critical Care, Heart Failure, Respiratory Insufficiency, Thoracic Surgery, Heart, Heart Diseases, Cardiovascular Abnormalities, Respiration Disorders

Target audience: 
Physician (fellow/resident)
Medical Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Evaluate cases resulting in unexpected adverse outcomes and participate in multidisciplinary case review
  • Identify medical management factors that contributed to the undesired outcome and discuss strategies for improving outcomes in future patients with similar conditions
  • Discuss communication gaps that occurred within the CVICU environment and be able to describe strategies for avoiding similar mistakes in the future
  • Analyze the non-standard mechanical circulatory support methods, (eg axillary balloon pumps), and be able to describe how management of these patients may differ from routine CVICU care
Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Director:
Michael Tracy Zundel, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Unit
The Medical College of Wisconsin



Sarah Paul
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-6104
Series date: 
01/01/2021 - 4:00pm CST to 12/31/2021 - 5:00pm CST

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Group description: 
Anesthesiology CVICU & M&M Conference Series 2021
Series location: 
Virtual Meeting
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States