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Critical Skills for Critical Care: A State-of-the-Art Update and Procedures for ICU Providers - April 2023

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About this course

Training together as members of an interprofessional critical care team is essential for providing high-quality care. In this course, you’ll receive leading-edge updates on best practices for team-based ICU care, ranging from ultrasound procedures to airway management methods.

Leaders in critical care education will teach state-of-the-art techniques relevant to every critical care provider, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Through hands-on simulations and live models for ultrasound, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot mechanical ventilation challenges, perform bedside critical care ultrasound, and more.

Return to your practice with greater mastery of the everyday skills you use in the ICU, and prepare to serve your patients with even higher levels of expertise and care.

What you'll learn

Principles of diagnostic and procedural ultrasound, airway management, and ventilator management

Common ultrasound-guided procedures, including central venous catheter insertion, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and tube thoracostomy

Skills in laryngoscopy, bag-mask ventilation, and extraglottic airway insertion

Systematic approaches to airway management

Selection of appropriate mechanical ventilator modes and settings for patients in respiratory failure

Who should attend

Critical Care Medicine

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians

All experience levels

Course Format

Hands-on learning

Interactive Q&A

Small groups

Prerecorded lectures and videos

Live models

Knowledge assessments

Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course in person. Our internationally recognized education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with commendation, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers. Courses are held at our Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility proven for delivering hands-on, clinical education experiences.

Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Amy Morris, MD, FCCP 

David R. Janz, MD, MSc

Joanne Wozniak Hudson, PA-C, MS, FCCP

Janna  Landsperger, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

Meghan Kirkland, PA-C

Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP

COVID-19 Safety Precautions COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during this course. Everyone attending and staffing the course must have completed the full course of an FDA-approved vaccination for COVID-19, including all boosters for which they are eligible, before the beginning of the course. We will be following masking recommendations that are in place for Glenview, Illinois, and Cook County at the time of the course. All attendees are requested to perform a health status self-check prior to the course for any onset of COVID symptoms, and remain home if any are present.

At this time, per the CDC Guidelines and Recommendations for Glenview, Illinois, masks are optional for attendees. We will continue to monitor these recommendations and will share any updates with attendees via email.

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Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you choose “Become a Member” when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

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Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm CT
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5 pm CT
Day 3: 8 am – 3 pm CT

Hands-on Workshops

  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound Image Acquisition on Live Models, Including Cardiac, Thoracic, and Abdominal Images  
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Central and Arterial Lines, Paracentesis, Thoracentesis, Chest Tubes, Leapfrog Skills Check 
  • Intubation With Direct and Video Laryngoscopy
  • Rescue Ventilation With Bag-Masks and Extraglottic Airways
  • Mechanical Ventilator Modes and Waveforms
  • Troubleshooting Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony
  • Tracheostomy Emergencies
  • High-Fidelity Simulations Putting Your Skills to the Test
    • Teamwork, Skills, and Problem-Solving in Critical Care Scenarios
    • Airway Management Scenarios
    • Ventilator Emergency Scenarios

Live Interactive Discussions

  • Ultrasound Image Interpretation in Acute Respiratory Failure 
  • Evaluation and Management of Shock Using Ultrasound 
  • Rapid Ultrasound Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient 
  • Case-Based Assessment and Management of Pleural Effusions, Liver Failure, and Abdominal Sepsis 
  • Rescue Therapies for Respiratory Failure: Noninvasive Ventilation, High-Flow Nasal Cannula 
  • Mechanical Ventilation and Liberation 
  • Controversies in Critical Care 

Online Modules

  • Ultrasonography: Applications to Critical Care, Including Respiratory Failure, Shock, and Rapid Assessment of the Unstable Patient  
  • Ultrasound for Procedural Guidance  
  • Approach to the Patient With Pleural Effusions and/or Ascites  
  • Airway Management: The CHEST APPROACH 
  • A Systematic Approach to Mechanical Ventilation  

Education Mission

To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit

CHEST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit hours are subject to change. Final CME credit hours will be provided on-site.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 35.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 35.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 35.25 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points.

Disclosure Statement

The mission and vision of CHEST include our commitment to providing accurate, balanced, evidence-based information to healthcare professionals participating in this educational activity. To guarantee our accredited continuing education is fair and balanced and that any clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care, we require all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content to complete and submit a disclosure form.  This form is for disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months, that will create a conflict of interest. We value the contributions of those that are committed and passionate about pulmonary medicine and want to be a part of our educational activities, however, it is our commitment to our learners to have continuing education free of commercial bias and marketing. 

The process for mitigation of all conflicts of interest is via a review by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Committee to ensure that such situations are properly mitigated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available online in course materials and on-site during all educational activities.

Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Glenview
2600 Lehigh Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
+1 (847) 657-0002
$104.99 per night plus tax for a Studio Suite
$119.99 per night plus tax for a One-Bedroom Suite

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Rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST, and shuttle service will also be available.

If making reservations by phone, please call the hotel, and advise the hotel of corporate number: 786818263. This is a corporate rate for 2023. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 4:00 pm (CT) a day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge. 

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
1110 Willow Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
+1 (847) 480-1900

$119/night plus tax


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To reserve via phone: Call the hotel at +1 (847) 480-1900 and request the corporate rate for the American College of CHEST Physicians.

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. The Sheraton Chicago Northbrook is a Well Certified Hotel.

Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. This is a corporate rate for 2023. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 3 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.

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Chicago Airports
Transportation options from Chicago-O'Hare International and Chicago Midway Airports to the hotels are listed below. Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Recommended Airport
Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport

Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground Transportation
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.