After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

Mechanical Ventilation
1. Describe indications for initiation of mechanical ventilation.
2. Modify the ventilator prescription in response to patient data.

Recognition and Assessment of the Serious Ill Patient
1. Identify and rapidly treat life-threatening events.
2. Describe that treatment and search for diagnoses should occur simultaneously.
3. Recognize shock and its treatment.

Mechanical Ventilation II
1. Describe the approach to the patient with a high-pressure alarm.
2. Modify ventilation settings in response to changes in patient status.

Assessment of the Critically Ill Postoperative Patient
1. Identify common postsurgical conditions related to critical illness.
2. Manage common postanesthetic complications in the surgical patient.
3. Prioritize and manage common postsurgical complications in a patient with complex medical comorbidities.

Hypotension After Abdominal Operation
1. Discuss causes of shock in the postoperative patient.
2. Identify risk factors for ACS.
3. Explain the diagnostic criteria for ACS.

Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
1. List diagnoses for which NPPV may be an appropriate therapy.
2. List characteristics of a patient who is a good candidate for NPPV.
3. Discuss the contraindications to NPPV.
4. Describe techniques to facilitate patient acceptance of NPPV.
5. Describe the monitoring requirements for a patient treated with NPPV.

Integrated Abdominal Sepsis
1. Recognize surgical emergencies in patients without surgical illness.
2. Interpret, troubleshoot, and manage abdominal pain in the critically ill patient.

Integrated Airway Management and Hemorrhagic Shock Scenario
1. Discuss the goals of resuscitation in shock.
2. List procedures for the management of hemorrhagic shock.
3. Identify alternate solutions for the management of intubation of a difficult airway.

ICU Care for the Multi-System Trauma Patient
1. Interpret, troubleshoot, and manage elevated intracranial pressure.
2. Discuss chest tube basics and troubleshooting.
3. Diagnose and manage abdominal compartment syndrome.
4. Diagnose and manage compartment syndrome of extremities.

Integrated Severe Sepsis A Scenario
1. Recognize early sepsis.
2. Describe the steps needed to manage and stabilize a septic patient.
3. Identify appropriate fluid management for a septic patient.
4. Order laboratory studies and interpret the results in septic patients.
5. Manage a septic patient with organ dysfunction.
6. Provide initial mechanical ventilation support for a septic patient.
7. Manage hemodynamic instability in a septic patient.
8. Manage basic ventilator support in a septic patient.
9. Manage ventilator support in the setting of ARDS.
10. Manage atrial fibrillation in a hemodynamically unstable patient.


Abigail Orenstein, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

A. Tyler Putnam, MD, FACS, FCCM
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care
Baystate Medical Center 

Jacques Townsend, DO
Acute Care Surgery Fellow
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 7.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Session date: 
10/30/2023 - 7:45am to 4:30pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Chestnut 1
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.50 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

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