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



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

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

  • Describe the integration of palliative care as part of Rapid Responses.
  • Describe biomedical ethics as it relates to critical care.
  • Discuss spirituality and handling patients/families search for miracles.
  • Discuss current recent papers and evidence in critical care journals.
  • Described early goal directed therapy in septic shock.
  • Identify patients with ARDS and describe non-ventilatory management strategies.
  • Describe the uses of bedside Ultrasonography
  • Understand the risks associated with central lines, chest tubes and surgical drains.
  • Describe and define closed chest drainage systems.
  • Discuss the use and management of percutaneous tracheostomies.
  • Understand the likely and unlikely etiological organisms and risk factors associated with bloodstream infections.


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


MSK designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 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  7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .   

Additional Information

See brochure for complete course details, including Faculty and the Scientific Agenda. 

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center 
417 East 68th Street 
New York, NY 10065


Office of Continuing Medical Education
Tel: 646-227-2025


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

Early Registration (before February 10, 2016)

General Fee (February 11–March 3, 2016)

Ultrasound Workshop, Friday March 4, 2016: space is limited to 20 participants.

2-Day Special: must register before February 3, 2016 for the discounted price. 

Cancellation Policy

If you register for an MSKCC CME course and need to cancel your registration, please let us know by email at or by telephone at (646) 227-2025.  Up until the day before the course, you can receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $65 processing fee.  At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting the CME Office with the relevant information.


Course Director

Rhonda L. D’Agostino, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
CCM/PACU NP Coordinator

Course Co-Director

Neil Halpern, MD, FCCP, FACP, MCCM
Chief, Critical Care Medicine
Attending Physician