Critical Care

Want to develop advanced techniques for addressing the health care needs of pediatric and adult critically ill and injured patients? Update your expertise by attending one of our Critical Care conferences.



The Critical Care continuing education conferences we offer can help you:

  • Gain insight into the disease process itself
  • Learn new techniques for preventing and treating complications
  • Integrate a multidisciplinary team approach into your practice
  • And more


Learn how science, technology, pharmacology and human factors all influence the achievement of best possible outcomes for patients in critical condition. Get started by exploring the Critical Care conferences below.

Upcoming Events

2017 Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference

Oct 31 - Nov 3

Join us virtually from anywhere for this exciting conference! Learn and be inspired by nationally known expert faculty.

Conference Objectives:

This conference will enable the experienced pediatric ICU or ED clinician to:

  • Describe the new SCCM Guidelines for management of pediatric septic shock and identify recommended changes to practice.
  • Evaluate the disaster preparedness process in a large metropolitan Children’s Hospital, and analyze its effectiveness during and after an actual event.
  • Analyze the latest evidence related to management of delirium, support and treatment of staff experiencing PTSD, and substance abuse including opiates and street drugs.
  • Examine various aspects of resuscitation including the latest guidelines, code team dynamics, management of arrhythmias and simulation training.
  • Fine-tune skills for assessing urgent and emergent conditions in critically ill and injured children.

2017 Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference

Nov 1 - Nov 4

Join us virtually from anywhere for this exciting conference! Learn and be inspired by nationally known expert faculty.


Conference Objectives:

This program will enable experienced ICU and ED clinicians to:

  • Better assess critically ill and injured patients, provide timely, appropriate evidence-based care, and evaluate patient response through collaboration with the ICU and/or ED team.
  • Explore pharmacologic challenges surrounding anesthesia, Cytochrome P450, antimicrobial use and abuse, street drugs, overdoses, anticoagulation and ED medications.
  • Utilize information from new STEMI and Sepsis Guidelines when assessing ICU and ED patients.
  • Describe the utilization of diagnostic and monitoring tools including 12-lead ECG, PA catheters and imaging.
  • Examine the pathophysiology associated with toxidromes, acute CHF, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary arterial hypertension, AKI, brain death and endocrine emergencies.

Critical Care Products

2015 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Total CE Credits:
64.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
64.50 - CA RN/CA BRN
6.50 - Pharmacology


New technology and new approaches to treatment are just two of the stimulating areas that were brought into focus at the 31st annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing conference in New Orleans. Learn at your own pace utilizing the on-demand sessions captured at the live conference. Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity evaluate your daily bedside practice from a new perspective.

Senior Program Manager: Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Total CE Credits:
56.00 - Physician
56.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
56.00 - CA RN/CA BRN
7.50 - Pharmacology


Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice. Select from a broad range of topics focusing on content applicable to both ED and ICU nurses as well as topics specifically geared to each specialty area.

Senior Program Manager: Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN

Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose.

2014 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Total CE Credits:
66.75 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
66.75 - CA RN/CA BRN
8.00 - Pharmacology


As pediatric nurses and advanced practice nurses, you know that caring for the complex critically ill or injured child is both challenging and rewarding. Keeping up with changes and coordinating all facets of the child’s care can turn daily practice into a balancing act. The Pediatric Critical Care Nursing online conference features topics that will help you move towards improved outcomes for your patients including information on the pathophysiology, assessment and management of common illnesses and complications encountered in pediatric critical care. Utilize this advanced knowledge to better evaluate the children in your care from admission to discharge.

Senior Program Manager: Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN

Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Total CE Credits:
50.00-Physician
50.00-RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
50.00-CA RN/CA BRN
8.25-Pharmacology


Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice. Select from a broad range of topics focusing on content applicable to both ED and ICU nurses as well as topics specifically geared to each specialty area.

Senior Program Manager: Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN

Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose.

2014 - Brain Injuries

Total CE Credits:
57.25 - Physician
57.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs)
57.25 - CA RN/CA BRN
57.25 - Physical Therapist


Caring for the complex brain injury patient is certainly both rewarding and challenging. While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the best possible patient outcomes. The 13th Annual Brain Injuries Conference was designed to bring together multidisciplinary expert faculty to provide timely and evidence-based treatment options that make a difference in function outcomes. Our interprofessional experts examine the evidence and analyze treatment options. The conference sessions were recorded in San Francisco, September 17-20, 2014.

Program Manager: Kathryn Clayton, MSN, RN, MBA

Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose.