Critical Care Medicine and Trauma


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Overview Objectives
Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty
Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Anesthesia and Perioperative Care / Medicine / Surgery
Course Number: MAN13002
Start: Thursday, May 30, 2013
End: Saturday, June 01, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California
Westin St. Francis Hotel San Francisco

Before May 10, 2013
$625 Physicians
$485 Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Interns and Residents

After May 10, 2013
$700 Physicians
$510 Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Interns and Residents

Saturday June 1, 2013 1-3pm
$100 Ultrasound Techniques Workshop
(Maximum of 12 attendees)

This is a “green” meeting. The syllabus will be transmitted electronically one week prior to the course.

UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251.


This course is designed for practicing physicians, nurses, advanced healthcare practitioners, and respiratory therapists caring for the critically ill, including practitioners in critical care, pulmonary medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia, hospital medicine, and general internal medicine. The purpose is to discuss recent advances and state-of-the-art information pertinent to critical care medicine and trauma. Updated information on the pathophysiology and management of disorders commonly encountered in the practice of critical care medicine and trauma will be presented. Multidisciplinary faculty from the UCSF School of Medicine will present the latest data on both pathophysiology and practical management aspects of caring for the critically ill.

This is a “green” meeting. The syllabus will be transmitted electronically one week prior to the course.

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An attendee completing this course should be able to:

  • Improve care and management of trauma patients;
  • Describe the imaging modalities available for imaging the critically ill;
  • Identify the controversy behind the implementation of sepsis bundles;
  • Apply reliable techniques for the diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia;
  • Accurately assess limitations of plain film radiography in the ICU;
  • Incorporate optimal use of low tidal volume ventilation for critically ill patients;
  • Integrate non-invasive ventilation in the care of patients with acute respiratory failure;
  • Improve clinical outcomes of stroke patients.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Course Outline:


For Course Slides, please visit this link

Thursday, May 30, 2013

7:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:50 Welcome and Introduction

8:00 Update in Pediatric Trauma
Christopher Newton, MD, FACS, FAAP

8:30 The Neuro Exam in the ICU
S. Andrew Josephson, MD

9:00 The New SCCM Guidelines on Analgesia and Sedation
Juliana Barr, MD, FCCM

9:45 Measuring the Quality of Critical Care
Michael Gropper, MD, PhD

10:30 Break

10:45 Advanced Practice Providers in the ICU
Thomas L. Farley, MS, NP

11:15 Interprofessional Collaboration
Scott Reeves, PhD & Elise Paradis, PhD

11:45 Lunch on your own

1:00 PM Transfusion Ratios: What is the Evidence?
Rachael A. Callcut, MD. MSPH

1:30 Year in Review in Trauma Surgery
Alicia Privette, MD

2:00 Year in Review in Critical Care
Eric Seely, MD

2:30 Critical Care in the Emergency Department
Robert Rodriguez, MD

3:00 Break

3:15 Orthopaedic Trauma
Eric Meinberg, MD

3:45 Traumatic Brain Injury
Shirley Stiver, MD, PhD

4:15 The New Anticoagulants and Critical Care
Linda Liu, MD

4:45 ICU Early Mobilization: What Have We Learned and What
Have We Gained from this Labor Intensive Intervention?
Heidi Engel, PT, DPT

5:15-7:00 Course Reception

Friday, May 31, 2013

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 Postoperative Care in the Cardiac Surgery Patient
Jamie Ramsay, MD

8:30 Lung in a Box
Jasleen Kukreja, MD

9:00 Military Trauma: Lessons for Civilan Care
Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, FACS

9:30 Code Sepsis
David Shimabukuro, MDCM

9:55 Break

10:15 Bedside Ultrasound: A Core Competency?
Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH

11:00 Practical Approach to Palliative Care
Wendy G. Anderson, MD

11:30 Burn Management
Jan K. Horn, MD

12:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:15 Pro-Con Debate: 24/7 Intensivist Coverage
Susan Yoo, MD & John Turnbull, MD

2:00 Acute Renal Failure
Kathleen Liu, MD

2:30 Acute Respiratory Failure
Carolyn S. Calfee, MD

3:00 Management of Stroke
Nerissa U. Ko, MD, MAS

3:30 Break

3:45 Crush Injuries
Andre Campbell, MD

4:15 The Complex Trauma/Critical Care Patient
Rochelle Dicker, MD, FACS
Susan Yoo, MD
Todd Rasmussen, MD


Saturday, June 1, 2013

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 Critical Care of the Pregnant Patient
Kristina Sullivan, MD

8:30 Delirium Screening and Prevention

9:00 Goal-directed Fluid Resuscitation
Christopher G. Choukalas, MD, MS

9:30 Cost-effectiveness in the ICU
Rochelle Dicker, MD, FACS

10:00 Break

10:15 DVT Prophylaxis in Trauma Patients: Choices and Controversies
M. Margaret Knudson MD, FACS

10:45 Difficult to Sedate ICU Patient
Daniel Burkhardt, MD

11:15 Interventional Techniques in the Critically Ill
Miles B. Conrad, MD, MPH

11:45 Main Course Adjourn, Evaluations and Attendance Verification


Post Course Ultrasound Workshop
1:00-4:00 Ultrasound Techniques
Rochelle Dicker, MD, FACS
Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH
John Taylor, MD


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Michael A. Gropper, MD, PhD
Rochelle Dicker, MD

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Juliana Barr, MD, FCCM
Chair, ACCM PAD Guideline
Task Force; Associate Professor
of Anesthesia, Stanford University
School of Medicine
Associate ICU Medical Director
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Christopher Newton, MD,
Medical Director, Trauma Services
and Surgical Critical Care
Department of Surgery
Children's Hospital Oakland

Todd E. Rasmussen, MD FACS
Colonel USAF MC
Professor of Surgery
The Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences
Deputy Commander, US Army
Institute of Surgical Research

Shirley Stiver, MD, PhD
San Francisco, CA


(University of California,San Francisco)

Wendy Gabrielle Anderson, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine and
Palliative Care Program

Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH
Division of Cardiology, UCSF,
San Francisco General Hospital

Daniel Burkhardt, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
and Perioperative Care

Carolyn S. Calfee, MD
Associate Professor, Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine

Rachael A. Callcut, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Andre Campbell, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Endowed Chair in Surgical Education
Christopher G. Choukalas, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
and Perioperative Care

Miles B. Conrad MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology and
Biomedical Imaging
Interventional Radiology Section

Heidi Engel, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Department
of Rehabilitative Services

Thomas L. Farley MS, NP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department of Critical Care Medicine

Jan K Horn, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Attending Surgeon, San Francisco
General Hospital and Trauma Center

S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman,
Department of Neurology; C. Castro-Franceschi
and G.K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished
Professor; Director, Neurohospitalist Program
M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Chief of Surgery, San Francisco,
General Hospital and Trauma Center
Nerissa U. Ko, MD, MAS
Associate Professor Department of Neurology;
Assistant Director, Neurovascular Service; Fellowship
Program Director, Neurocritical Care
Jasleen Kukreja, MD
Program & Surgical Director Lung Transplant; Director
Adult Respiratory Mechanical Support (ECMO); Associate
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kathleen Liu, MD
Associate Professor Divisions of Nephrology and
Critical Care, Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia
Linda Liu, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Eric G. Meinberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Elise Paradis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Innovation in
Interprofessional Education

Kathleen Puntillo, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCCM
Professor Emerita of Nursing, School of Nursing
Alicia Privette, MD
Trauma & Critical Care Fellow, UCSF/SFGH
James G. Ramsay, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology Medical Director,
Cardiothoracic ICU, Moffitt Hospital
Scott Reeves, PhD
Founding Director Center of Innovation in
Interprofessional Education Professor of Social &
Behavioral Sciences, UCSF Editor-in-Chief,
Journal of Interprofessional Care
Robert M. Rodriguez, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine;, Residency
Research Director
Eric J. Seeley, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
David Shimabukuro, MDCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Kristina Sullivan, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
John M. Taylor, MD
Associate Professor, Medical Director, Post Anesthesia
Care Unit; Medical Director, OR Support Services,
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
John H. Turnbull, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Susan Yoo, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

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Travel & Lodging:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel: 415-397-7000

Hotel Rates: $219/night
Cutoff Date: 4/29/13

To reserve online, please visit this link

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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