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:

  • Understand the likely and unlikely etiological organisms and various therapeutic regimens for common intraabdominal infections
  • Define and describe the management and etiology of delirium
  • Describe the proper uses and misunderstandings of Ambu bags, and incentive spirometers
  • Describe the common post-operative complications and management
  • Describe methods to overcome barriers to palliative care and provide symptom management for the critically ill patient at end of life
  • Describe the major complications following common ICU IR procedures and the management and preventive treatment afterward
  • Discuss pearls in critical care imaging of the brain, neck and spine.
  • Describe common and uncommon abnormalities found on ultrasonography
  • Discuss three ICU cases and recognize the use of advanced cardiac, pulmonary and hematologic assessments


This course is intended for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physicians and other health care professionals interested in critical care.


AMA Credit

MSK designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States but who participate in this CME activity are eligible for 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

CE Accreditation

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 7.75 contact hours will be awarded to registered nurses who attend the program in its entirety.

Additional Information

See brochure for additional program details.

Date & Time(s)


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


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

Registration fee is waived for MSK staff.


Course Director

Rhonda D’Agostino, ACNP-BC

Course Co-Director

Neil Halpern, MD