Prioritising Brain and Body Management in Non-Neuro ICU Patients

Professor Wesley Ely

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Lecture overview

We will unpack the real-life implementation of bedside patient management concepts derived from over 40 NEJM, JAMA, and LANCET papers that went into the ABCDEF Bundle that has now been shown to save lives, reduce LOS, reduce bounce backs, and ICUs globally revamp their service to the world's sickest patients. You will leave able to make a difference in your own ICU.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Teach the robust evidence that delirium is a risk factor of excess mortality, length of stay, cost of care and dementia following critical illness.
  2. Discuss acquired dementia following ICU care as a global public health problem that dismantles our patient's lives as part of PICS (post-intensive care syndrome).
  3. Reinforce new data-driven mechanisms embodied in the ABCDEF Bundle by which to improve patient-centered outcomes (survival, length of stay, successful discharge home) as employed within the ICU Liberation Collaborative in over 15,000 patients.
  4. Learn the strengths and pitfalls of ABCDEF implementation in order to change culture and care successfully so that ICU teams can better serve patients. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Hour, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Professor Wesley Ely

Dr. E. Wesley Ely is a professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with sub-speciality training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ely's research has focussed on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease (manifested acutely as delirium and chronically as acquired dementia). He is the co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS Center), which has amassed thousands of patients into cohort studies and randomised trials answering vital questions about ICU acquired brain disease and other components of ICU survivorship. His team developed the primary tool CAM-ICU (translated into 30+ languages) which is used to measure delirium in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide. 

Dr. Ely has been continuously federally funded (NIA and/or VA) for over 15 years. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications and over 50 published book chapters and editorials. 

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