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.


Shanelle Snowden
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-6094
Series date: 
03/11/2016 - 7:00pm CST to 01/31/2017 - 8:00am CST
Series location: 
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
CVICU Teaming Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States