Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 AM to Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:00 PM

Location:

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Center for Simulation and Innovation
435 N. Fifth Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Advanced Critical Care Conference

The 2017 Practice of Advanced Critical Care Conference was attended by over 70 participants, including experienced physicians, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, ICU nurses and respiratory care practitioners. Among the physicians, the specialties of Pulmonary Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Toxicology were represented.

Building multi-professional teamwork is one of the main objectives of this conference and one of the things that makes it unique. We plan to continue facilitating shared-learning by this broad audience that make up the patient care team in the ICU.

This year, we have added representatives from nursing and respiratory care to our planning committee to pursue this objective. Due to the high simulation content in our program and our commitment to small simulation teams (five to six participants per simulation), we are limiting participation to 70-90 registrants this year.

Time, Date and Location

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 – 7:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
      Center for Simulation and Innovation
      435 N. Fifth Street
      ​Phoenix, AZ 85004

Overall Conference Objectives

  1. Apply effective, multi-professional teamwork in the management of life-threatening patient emergencies incorporating physicians, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory care practitioners.
  2. Improve high-risk ICU procedural skills using advanced simulation training methods with gross anatomical correlation.
  3. Employ the best management approaches of multiple allied specialties — including Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesia and Medical Toxicology — to common patient care emergencies.

Presentations, Workshops and Simulations

  • Lecture Presentations – There will be eight lectures on varying topics from specialists in differing medical fields. 
  • Hands-On Workshops – Groups of eight to 12 participants will work directly with experienced faculty using the most realistic and effective training techniques and anatomical correlation.
  • Simulations – All simulations are prepared for small teams of four to six interdisciplinary participants. Using high-fidelity simulated patients/ICU settings, they will be supported by staff that include simulation specialists, ICU nurses and respiratory technicians. Debriefing to be provided by experienced physician faculty.

*Detailed information on the lecture presentations, workshops and simulations, as well as the full conference schedule (PDF).

Co-Chairs

  • Robert A. Raschke, MD, MS
    Clinical Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, UA COM Phoenix
    Program Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Banner UMC Phoenix
    Medical Director Simulation, Banner Health
  • Amy Sisley, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Director Simulation for Surgery Department, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
    Assistant Program Director, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
  • James Knepler, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Program Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Planning Committee

  • Andreas A. Theodorou, MD, FCCM, FAAP
    Chief Clinical Education Officer, Banner Health
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Founding Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Karen Josey, MEd, BSN, RN CHSE
    Senior Director, Banner Simulation
  • Cindy Anderson
    Operational Director, Center for Simulation and Innovation, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
  • Edward Hoskins, Jr., MEd, RCP, RRT
    Director, Respiratory Care Program, Gateway Community College.