Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diseases, treatment and surgical approaches, advanced technologies and interventions commonly used in the Cardiovascular ICU. The series in designed to include all shareholders involved with the care of the CVICU patients, including but not limited to Critical Care Anesthesiology, CT-Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing, Respiratory and other acnillary staff. Presentations will include the most current research and consensus statement/treatment approaches. The series will provide a yearly review of common surgical procedures and post-operative care commonly encountered in the CVICU. It will allow for a forum of open discussion and question and answer sessions between experts in their specialities and the care givers who provide daily care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the most recent advances in the management of the critically ill cardiovascular patient. There are continual advancements in the treatment of the cardiovascular patient both with medical meanagement and with surgical intervention.
  2. Learn appropriate best practices, guidelines and protocols including the pre and post-operative pharmacotherapy management of cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, and transplant patients.  Medications pre and post-operative will be reviewed.  When treating these patients it is essential to understand the continuum that exists between the medical management and surgical management of the cardiovascular intensive care patient population.
  3. Learn to recognize common post- operative complications, including but not limited to deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary emboli, myocardial infarction, tamponade, compartment syndrome, acute abdomen and acute kidney injury.

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.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Shanelle Snowden
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-6094
Series date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 8:00am
Series location: 
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
CVICU Teaming Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States


Session Datesort descending
16089 Review of Respiratory Treatments 3/15/16 03/15/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Post- Operative Care of the Thoracic Patient 3/22/16 03/22/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Update on Heart Transplant 4/5/16 04/05/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Updates in Critical Care: Crystalloids vs Colloids 4/19/16 04/19/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Hypo/ Hypernatremia Treatment and an Update on SCUF 4/26/16 04/26/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU 5/3/16 05/03/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Neuroprognostication/ Hypothermia in Post Cardiac Arrest Patient 5/10/16 05/10/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Care of the Liver Transplant Patient in the ICU Setting 5/17/16 05/17/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Antimicrobial Resistance: Beware of the Bugs and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Translating Theory into Practice 6/14/16 06/14/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 GI Bleeds in the CVICU Population: Prevention and Treatment 6/21/16 06/21/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Heparin Monitoring and Anticoagulation in Patients With Mechanocirculatory Support 6/28/16 06/28/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Musings on the QT Interval 7/12/16 07/12/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 SAM 7/19/16 07/19/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Current Updates: EEG Monitoring for Hypothermia and Other Seizure Disorders 8/2/16 08/02/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Ethics 8/9/16 08/09/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 What the Cath Lab Can do for You 8/16/16 08/16/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Acid Base Imbalances 8/23/16 08/23/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 TEE/TTE 9/20/16 09/20/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Blood Glucose management in the CVICU Patient 10/11/16 10/11/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Heart Transplants and/or Congenital Surgeries 10/18/16 10/18/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Ethical Issues in CVICU 10/25/16 10/25/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 FAST Exam 11/8/16 11/08/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Atrial Fibrillation 11/15/16 11/15/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Boundaries, Burnout, Self-Care...What's the Real Scoop 11/22/16 11/22/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms: When Do You Operate 11/29/16 11/29/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 An Update on Malnutrition: Where We've Been & Where We're Going 12/6/16 12/06/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 What's Newish in Heart Failure? 12/13/16 12/13/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
16089 Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Cardiovascular Patients 12/20/16 CANCELLED 12/20/2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm