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Critical Impact: Ethics and Supply Chain
Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Online continuing medical education (CME) release date: November 15, 2021
CME expiration date: December 31, 2022
Estimated time for activity completion: 4.5 hours

Target Audience

This self-directed course is designed to prepare healthcare providers caring for unstable, critically ill or injured patients to disseminate the basic critical care concepts to all professionals who may be called upon to care for the critically ill.

Learning Objectives
  • Assess experiences with managing the supply chain of critical care resources in the context of a global pandemic
  • Review methods for building capacity for critical care services while maintaining patient safety
  • Review the unique ethical considerations that emerged in the care of COVID-19 patients
  • Examine the contributors to critical care workforce well-being including furloughs, pay cuts, reduced identity, mandatory overtime, and minimal breaks

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
Type of Activity

This activity will focus on increasing knowledge on all aspects of care and applying this knowledge to practice settings.

Claiming Credit

You can access course materials, attend a live Q&A session on December 15, 2021, complete your evaluation, and claim your CME by logging in to your MySCCM account with your SCCM Customer ID and password, then clicking on the icon for the course you are enrolled in under the MyLearning tab. If needed, you can click "forgot my password" to reset your secure password.

Credit Hours

Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

The Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 4.5 contact hours.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 4.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.


SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by ACPE and NABP, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 4.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Grant Funding
This educational activity was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 1 NU50CK000566-01-00). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
Planner and Faculty Disclosures

The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established conflict-of-interest resolution process and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to provide unbiased content.


Erin F. Barreto, PharmD, MSc, FCCM
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
No financial relationships

Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
No financial relationships

Cristina Fetila
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA
No Disclosures


Mahamoud A. Ammar, PharmD
Yale New Have Hospital
New Have, CT
No financial relationships

Jen-Ting Chen, MD
Montefiore Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
Served on the Gilead Medical Affairs Sentinel Panel on COVID

Breanna Hetland, BSN, CCRN-K, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Nursing
Omaha, NE
Developed software application with funding from the American Nurses Foundation and American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sarah Hoehn, MD
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
No financial relationships

Ryan C. Maves, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
MD Serono - member, advisory panel in 2020 (completed, no longer serving) Heron Therapeutics - member, independent review committee for clinical trial support

Kadhiresan R. Murugappan, MD
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
No financial relationships

Tricia R. Pendergrast, MA
No financial relationships

Availability: Retired
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 2 Courses


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