Jefferson Medical College Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
Fax: (215) 923-3212
jeffersoncme@jefferson.edu


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    Inaugural Jefferson Geriatric Trauma Symposium: An Interprofessional Approach to Elder Care

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Course Location:
    Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
    Thomas Jefferson University
    1001 Locust Street
    Philadelphia PA, 19107

    The geriatric trauma population presents multi-professional challenges to the health care system. This symposium is designed to address current topics in geriatrics specifically, geriatric trauma care with a special focus on inter-professional practice including but not limited to delirium, falls prevention, polypharmacy, nutrition, PT/OT, respiratory and palliative care considerations.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Pharmacy: This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

    For information about continuing education credits for respiratory, occupational and physical therapists, and EMTs, please email us at jeffersoncme@jefferson.edu.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FEDERAL FUNDING

    Funding for this conference was made possible in part by UB4HP19061 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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    Critical Issues in Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Course Location:
    Bluemle Life Sciences Building
    Thomas Jefferson University
    233 South 10th Street
    Philadelphia PA, 19107

    Critical Issues in Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach offers participants a unique opportunity to witness experts deliberate and debate how they would manage patients with vascular diseases. This active learning format features critical deliberations regarding patient cases, clinical findings, differential diagnoses and management plan options. Participants will examine cases from multiple perspectives, and gain in-depth understanding to how experienced healthcare providers approach difficult patient care decisions. Keynote lectures from leading clinicians and pharmacists provide evidence for care decisions discussed in panels and will allow participants to observe and question faculty clinicians as they deal with real patient problems and demonstrate how to apply new information and evidence based guidelines into their practices.

    This course will evaluate the recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to vascular disorders that have altered traditional management paradigms. The latest evidence-based guidelines will be reviewed and practitioners will be provided with an array of contemporary management elements with which to approach patients with vascular disease.

    At the completion of this CME activity, the participants should be able to:

    • Examine the workup, medical management and surgical approaches to patients with carotid artery disease
    • Review and discuss the prevalence and risk factors for vascular diseases
    • Develop and implement strategies for the assessment, medical and surgical management of lower extremity peripheral artery disease
    • Review the current guidelines for the workup, medical and surgical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Analyze the pharmacology of the new oral anticoagulants with respect to mechanism of action, metabolism, excretion, half-life and drug interactions
    • Review and discuss the current randomized clinical trials on the new oral anticoagulants and the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
    • Develop an approach to treating patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation using the new oral anticoagulants by better understanding the benefits and pitfalls of these agents
    • Examine the issues related to starting, stopping and reversing the new oral anticoagulants
    • Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. For additional information, call the Office of CME, Jefferson Medical College at 215-955-6992.


    Course Information & Agenda

    Faculty:

    Co-Course Directors:
    Nicholas Cavarocchi, MD, FACS, FCCP
    Professor of Surgery
    Director of Surgical Critical Care

    Harrison Pitcher, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Jefferson Faculty:
    Matthew DeCaro, MD
    Hitoshi Hirose, MD, PhD, FACS
    Niels Martin, MD, FACS
    Jackie Urtecho, MD

    The Jefferson Hemodynamic Transesophageal Echocardiography Conference

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Course Location:
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    19 S 22nd St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    The course is designed for the practicing clinician to acquire, through didactic lectures and practical demonstrations, the fundamental theory and skills to make appropriate hemodynamic decisions at the bedside utilizing TEE for critical care faculty, anesthesiology, surgical and medical residents and fellows, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The ability to make accurate and timely determination of the fluid responsiveness and cardiac function has been of paramount importance in the intensive care setting. The utilization of Trans esophageal echocardiography to make these determinations, originally applied to the cardiac surgical patient, has become the standard of care. However, up to this time, TEE has been the domain of cardiologist and TEE certified anesthesiologist whose accessibility around the clock may be limited. Those involved in the care of the cardiac and non-cardiac patient in diverse ICU settings such as trauma, neurology and pulmonary critical care have had no avenue for fundamental training in the utilization of TEE for hemodynamic management outside of fellowship training.

    At the completion of this CME activity, the participants should be able to:

    1. Discuss the hemodynamic derangements which can be detected by hTEE examination.
    2. Discuss the basic cardiac anatomy demonstrated on hTEE examination.
    3. Discuss and perform the basic TEE examination and understand its application as a hemodynamic monitor in a simulated environment.
    4. Discuss the specific applications of hTEE in the setting of traumatic and non- traumatic pericardial pathology, fluid management in the septic and neurology critical patient and in specialty cardiac devices (LVAD and ECMO).
    5. Analyze case presentations to determine appropriate use of hTEE in the critically ill patient.
    6. Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Supported in part by an educational grant from ImaCor Inc.