Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science

Course Agenda, October 20-21, 2014

Monday, October 20

  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome - Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil

Didactic Lecture Block

  • 8:15 - 9:00 AM Review of Post-Resuscitation Care Evidence and Trials - Benjamin S. Abella , MD, MPhil
  • 9:00 - 9:45 AM Review of TTM and FDA Approved Indications - David F. Gaieski, MD
  • 9:45 - 10:05 AM Break and Exhibits
  • 10:05 - 10:45 AM How to be a Champion: Knowledge Translation & Roadblocks - Gail Delfin, RN, MSN, CNS
  • 10:45 - 11:15 AM Breaking the Barriers to Raising the Dead - Lance B. Becker, MD
  • 11:15 - 11:30 AM Survivor Story
  • 11:30 - 12:20 PM Lunch with Q & A Faculty Panel:
    • Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
    • Gail Delfin, MSN, RN, CNS
    • David F. Gaieski, MD
  • 12:20 - 12:30 PM Simulation Orientation- Marion Leary, BSN, RN
  • 12:30 - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions (five teams with rotations)
    • Station 1: Building your Team to Implement and Manage TTM - Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
    • Station 2: Patient Selection and Implementation of Protocol -Gail Delfin, MSN, RN, CNS
    • Station 3: "Hands-On" CPR Quality Stations
    • Station 4: Post-Arrest Simulation Session
    • Station 5: Post-Arrest Simulation Session
  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM Reception

Tuesday, October 21

  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

Didactic Lecture Block

  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM TTM and Cardiovascular Management - Daniel M. Kolansky, MD
  • 8:45 - 9:30 AM TTM and Neurological Monitoring - Joshua M. Levine, MD
  • 9:30 - 9:45 AM Break
  • 9:45 - 10:15 AM Pharmacological Considerations with Cooling - Cassandra Bellamy, PharmD, BCPS
  • 10:15 - 10:45 AM Adverse Effects of TTM: Managing Side Effects - Barry D. Fuchs, MD
  • 10:45 - 11:30 AM Building a Resuscitation Quality Program: Defibrillation, QA, and Beyond - Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
  • 11:30 - 12:35 PM Lunch Lecture: TBD
  • 12:30 - 4:00 PM Breakout sessions (five teams with rotations)
    • Station 1: Monitoring of Post-arrest Patients and Potential Pitfalls - Gail Delfin, RN, MSN, CNS
    • Station 2: Using TTM for Neurologic Injury, Other Applications - Joshua M. Levine, MD
    • Station 3: Certification Exam - Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
    • Station 4: Post-Arrest Simulation Session
    • Station 5: Post-Arrest Simulation Session
  • 4:00 PM Adjournment