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Deep Dive: Brain Death
Continuing Education
Accredited continuing education (ACE) release date: June 26, 2024  
SCCM Product Code: DEEP24D
ACE expiration date: June 26, 2025  
Estimated time for activity completion: 3.75 hours
Software/Hardware and Internet Requirement
Review the software/hardware and internet requirements:
Learning Objectives
  • Define brain death and differentiate brain death from other neurological states
  • Describe the rationale behind the revision of the brain death guidelines
  • Evaluate the key components and special considerations in the BD/DNC examination
  • Discuss the impact of the BD guidelines on patients and the critical care community
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
  • In-Training practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
Type of Activity

This live activity will provide clinicians to determine gaps in their learning and knowledge related to consensus guidelines content and to achieve competency within their practice. 

Competencies

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: 

  • Medical knowledge
  • Professionalism
Claiming Credit
You can access the pretest, course materials, and posttest; complete your evaluation; 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

Physicians:

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 live educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

 

The ACCME credits that physicians earn from this activity will be submitted to ACCME’s CME Passport, a free, centralized web application where you can create a personalized account to view, track, and generate transcripts of your reported ACCME credit. Visit www.cmepassport.org to create your account.

 

Nurses: The Deep Dive: Brain Death activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 3.75 contact hours.  

 

Pharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This live educational activity provides up to 3.75 contact hours of continuing education credit.  

 

PLEASE NOTE: To claim LIVE credits, credits from each session must be claimed by the following dates:

ACPE #

Credit Hours

Claim By Date

0236-0000-24-152-L01-P

3.75

08/25/2024

 

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 the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (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: The American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this accredited continuing education (ACE) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% in the evaluation component/posttest, enables the participant to earn up to 3.75 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesia (ABA),  American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of ACE credits claimed for the activity.

 

This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 3.75 credits.

 

The MOC credits that physicians earn from this activity will be submitted to ACCME’s CME Passport, a free, centralized web application where you can create a personalized account to view, track, and generate transcripts of your reported ACCME credit. Visit www.cmepassport.org to create your account.

SCCM Grievance Procedures 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 Executive Committee. The ruling of the Executive Committee will be final.
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 mitigated 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. 
Planner and Faculty Disclosure Information

Planners:
Roshni Sreedharan, MD, FASA, FCCM

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Vice-Chair for Education, Integrated Hospital-Care Institute (Anesthesiology, Critical Care/Pulmonary, Emergency Services, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases)
Department of Anesthesiology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Kirsten Nadler, MS
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Faculty: 
Maya Babu, MD, MBA, FACS, FAANS
Neurosurgical Quality Director
University of North Dakota Medical School
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

David Greer, MD, MA, FCCM
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Ariane Lewis, MD
Director of Neurocritical Care
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Lori Shutter, MD, FCCM
Professor
Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Department of Critical Care Medicine
UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Roshni Sreedharan, MD, FASA, FCCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Vice-Chair for Education, Integrated Hospital-Care Institute (Anesthesiology, Critical Care/Pulmonary, Emergency Services, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases)
Department of Anesthesiology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Summary
Availability: No future session
Expires on 06/26/2027
Credit Offered:
3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Credits
3.75 ACPE (Pharmacy) – Live Credits
3.75 CABN (Nursing) Credits
3.75 Certificate of Participation Credits
3.75 Physician Assistant Credits
3.75 MOC – ABIM Points
3.75 MOC – ABP Points
3.75 MOC – ABS Points
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