Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances in patient care during the stimulating discussions of educational symposia. Each session is presented by leading experts in critical care and offers a thorough analysis of the developments and issues affecting most intensive care unit (ICU) environments. These sessions are complimentary for all Congress registrants, and no additional registration is needed to attend.
Strategies to Optimize Physical and Psychological Functioning in the ICU Patient
(Supported by an educational grant from Hospira)
Review the impact of pain, sedation and delirium on ICU patients, discuss mobility options for ICU patients and identify strategies for successful guideline implementation.
The Continuing Adaptation of MRSA: The Impact on Critical Care
(Supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals)
Explore the clinical implications of recent changes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a pathogenic organism and the impact on patient outcomes.
Hyponatremia in the Critical Care Patient: First Do No Harm
(Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Identify the risks of decreased sodium levels in the neurological ICU patient, list treatment options for hyponatremia and discuss how to improve outcomes.
Targeted Therapies for Invasive Fungal Infections: Are You Missing the Mark?
(Supported by an educational grant from Astellas)
Discuss emerging data on the epidemiology of Candida, non-Candida and mucormycoses infections in the ICU and review the data on current and emerging therapies for invasive fungal infections.
These symposia will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, during the 43rd Critical Care Congress. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.