Critical Care for the Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and MD


Course Overview

The goal of this conference is to present and discuss current information on critical care medicine.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the proper uses of Ambu bags, incentive spirometers and chest tubes
  • Define and describe the management and etiology for acute stroke
  • Recognize patients with ARDS and determine the severity of ARDS
  • Discuss the New York State Sepsis Regulation
  • Understand the likely and unlikely etiological organisms for community acquired (CAP), hospital acquired (HAP), and ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP)
  • Understand the justification for empiric and specific antibiotic regimens and durations for CAP/HAP/VAP
  • Define and describe AKI and Renal failure
  • Discuss the management of patients in AKI/ARF in the ICU
  • Describe the different approaches to non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Describe normal and common abnormalities found on CT imaging
  • Discuss the physiology and treatment modalities for cardiogenic shock
  • Define pericardial tamponade and discuss complications of the disease process
  • Describe basic echocardiogram indications and use in the intensive care unit setting
  • Discuss obtaining a doctoral degree and its indication for entry level into advance practice

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 (All day)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Course Directors:

Neil Halpern, MD
Rhonda D’Agostino, ACNP-BC


This course is intended for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Physicians and other health care professionals interested in critical care.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this conference for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the conference.

This program is approved for 7.25 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1311450. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

Location Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
Between First and York Avenues
New York, NY 10065


Memorial Sloan Kettering is pleased to offer discounted hotel rates near to the hospital.

Contact Information


Registration Information

Registration Details

You will be given the opportunity to pay online or by mail.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center employees e-mail to register.

Online payment is no longer available.