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Pneumonia and Sepsis in Critical Care: Navigating a Complex Patient Diagnostic Workup
Continuing Education

Online accredited continuing education (ACE) release date: May 18, 2022 
SCCM Product Code: SWEB22D
ACE expiration date: May 30, 2024
Estimated time for activity completion: 1 hour

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the role of multiplex panel testing in the management of critical care patients
  • Identify the key characteristics of available multiplex panel testing
  • Identify emerging clinical evidence for the use of biomarkers in critical care patients
  • Use rapid diagnostic tests in patients suspected of having sepsis
Target Audience

This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of all practitioners who care for critically ill patients, including:

  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Critical care educators
  • Emergency department physicians
  • Family practice physicians
  • ICU medical directors
  • ICU nurse managers
  • Internists
  • In-training professionals
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses, adult and pediatric
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Research scientists
  • Trauma surgeons
Type of Activity

This self-directed activity includes elements that increase knowledge, application and practice for the multiprofessional team members.

This program is supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux.

Claiming Credit

You can access pretest, course materials,and posttests; complete yourevaluation;and claim your ACE credit 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

Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% (three attempts) on the posttest and completion of the overall evaluation, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

The Pneumonia and Sepsis in Critical Care: Navigating a Complex Patient Diagnostic Workup activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 1.0 contact hours.
ACPE LogoPharmacists:
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 1.0 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 the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (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 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

SCCM Grievance Policy

To provide due process in the evaluation and mediation of grievances concerning ACE activities, this Grievance Procedures Policy was developed. Grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the awarding of credit for individual participation and/or registration fees issues.

  • A written complaint or grievance should be submitted to the Education Department.
  • The Education Department will attempt to resolve the grievance of the complainant.
  • If the initial response is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the CEO/EVP for action.
  • If the response from the CEO/EVP is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the SCCM EC. The ruling of the EC will be final.
Planner and Faculty Information

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. 

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM
Chief, Cardiothoracic, MCS, and Transplant Critical Care Section
Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center
Bellaire, Texas
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MS, FCCM
Associate Professor
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Heather Meissen, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, FCCM
Emory Healthcare
Fayetteville, Georgia
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Dawn Herman, BSN, MBA
Associate Director, Accredited Education
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, Illinois
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Debra A. Goff, PharmD, FIDSA, FCCP
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Advisory Board – Opgen, CARBX; Grants – Merck and Pfizer

Seth Koenig, MD
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Hyde Park, New York
Speaker’s Bureau – Fuji SonoSite, Medscape

Marin Kollef, MD
Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri
Consultant – Pfizer, Merck, Shinogi

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 30, 2024
Credit Offered:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Credit
1 ACPE (Pharmacy) – Home Study Credit
1 CABN (Nursing) Credit
1 Certificate of Participation Credit


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