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Dogma-lysis: Dispelling Myths of the Intensive Care Unit

Drs. Costello, McDowell, Shah

Patrick Costello, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Medical Intensive Care Unit
University of Chicago Medicine

Marc McDowell, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Poorvi Shah, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Coordinator, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Advocate Christ Medical Center

A Knowledge-Based Activity
ACPE UAN: 0016-0000-22-030-L01-P, 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ CME
1.0 contact hour CNE

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to interpret abnormalities of hemostasis and coagulopathy seen in critically ill patients with cirrhosis and describe how to design an appropriate pharmacologic treatment plan
  • Describe outcomes comparing fixed to titrated dosing of neuromuscular blocking agents for acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Discuss the role of sodium bicarbonate for adult in-hospital cardiac arrest

Speaker Disclosures

All speakers, planning committee members, and reviewers who contributed to this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.