First Critical Care Clinical Core Curriculum Session to Review Best Practices for Infections in the ICU

As updates on essential subjects in critical care are integrated into practice, recertification requirements change too. Maintaining these certification activities can be particularly challenging for providers already engaged in their day-to-day clinical practice, research, or academic work.

On Monday, May 22, the ATS International Conference will present Adult Clinical Core Curriculum – Critical Care from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in Hall E (Level 2) of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The theme of this year’s Critical Care Clinical Core Curriculum program is infections in the ICU.

Edward Kilb, MD
Edward Kilb, MD

“Infections in the ICU are a very important topic to revisit, particularly because those of us in the critical care community have spent so much of the last three years focusing on one particular infection around the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Critical Care Clinical Core Curriculum Co-Chair Edward Kilb, MD, assistant professor at Medical University of South Carolina. “We wanted to take our critical care colleagues’ minds off of COVID and talk about some of the other infectious etiologies we see in the ICU and give them a new spin and update on what we’re doing to manage these subsets of patients.”

Featured presentations include:

  • Bacterial Pneumonia in the ICU: From Guidelines to Practice, Yewande Odeyemi, MD, MSc, Mayo Clinic
  • Reviving the “Other” Respiratory Viruses: Moving Beyond COVID-19, Chakrapol Sriaroon, MD, University of South Florida
  • CAUTI and CLABSI and HAPI, Oh My!: Prevention and Management of Hospital-Acquired Infections, Shewit Giovanni, MD, MSCE, Oregon Health & Science University

Attendees will learn about the diagnosis and management of bacterial and viral respiratory infections, the latest best practices for treating infections in critically ill immunosuppressed patients, and the diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired infections in the ICU.

Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF
Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF

“The thing I love about the Core Curriculum is the practicality,” said Co-Chair Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF, a clinician in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and assistant professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. “It’s really helpful to get bite-sized, take-home lessons directly related to patients in the case-based format that can be applied in our institutions. As busy physicians, we need that.”

The goal of the Core Curriculum series is to support clinicians engaged in Maintenance of Certification activities by providing updates on subjects included in recertification requirements. The topics are aligned with corresponding MOC Medical Knowledge modules. This symposium is designed to help clinicians stay up to date with important information relevant to their medical practices and provide clinicians an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge and skills while earning MOC points.

This session is worth 1.5 Continuing Medical Education credits and 1.5 MOC points. CME certificates of credit/attendance will be awarded based on the participant attending the activity, submitting a completed evaluation, and attesting to the credits earned. A CME certificate will be available upon successful completion of all three components. For MOC points, participants must attend the session(s) and complete the corresponding evaluation and post-test for the activity with a passing score.

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