2nd Southern Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Symposium

Shreveport Convention Center

Shreveport, LA


April 14, 2018


Care of the critically ill and injured patient in the emergency department and intensive care unit is challenging, and new developments that alter clinical practice are regularly introduced. The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians and healthcare professionals on recent developments and emerging topics in critical care and emergency medicine including resuscitation medicine, cardiac management, acute pulmonary embolism, blood administration, shock management, renal support, and infectious diseases. The program includes a distinguished plenary lecture on status epilepticus in the challenging patient.


This is Continuing Medical Education Activity.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME program, participants will be able to:

1. Describe emerging concepts in resuscitation and management of the patient in shock

2. Discuss new evidence and guidelines for the management of patients acute respiratory and renal failure

3. Review recent findings and recommendations in use of blood transfusions, coagulation management, and infectious biomarkers


Target Audience

The target audience includes critical care and emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, ICU and ED nurses and other health care providers involved in care of the critically ill and injured.


Accreditation and Credit Designations

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- Shreveport to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject  matter  of the educational activity.   Mechanisms  to ensure that  presentations are free from commercial bias are in place.  Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or  investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Full disclosure of this information will be published in the conference materials.