Case in Point: Critical Care Medicine

Track 2: Challenging Cases
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:45-10:45 am
 
UAN: 0107-9999-20-031-L01-P
0.1 CEU/1 hr
 
This course provides a case-based approach to treating and monitoring common scenarios in a hospitalized patient. Join us to review scenarios including the role of enteral nutrition for stress ulcer prophylaxis, the dosing and monitoring of enoxaparin in obesity, the indications and medications for seizure prophylaxis, methods for decreasing intracranial pressure, and empiric antibiotic use for ventilator associated pneumonia.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:
 
1. Describe the role of enteral nutrition in stress ulcer prophylaxis in mechanically ventilated patients.
2. Examine the dosing of enoxaparin in obese patients for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and the utility of anti-Xa monitoring.
3. Identify post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients that require seizure prophylaxis and select an appropriate initial regimen.
4. Employ pharmacologic approaches for managing elevated intracranial pressure following TBI.
5. Select an appropriate empiric antibiotic regimen for ventilator-associated pneumonia.

 

Stacey Dull, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice/Trauma
Critical Care Pharmacist
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions/
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
Omaha, NE