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Dogma-lysis: Dispelling Myths of the Intensive Care Unit

Patrick Costello, PharmD, BCCCP, Marc McDowell, PharmD, BCPS, and Poorvi Shah, PharmD, BCCCP

Patrick Costello, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist –Medical Intensive Care Unit
University of Chicago Medicine

Marc McDowell, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
UIC College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Emergency Department
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Poorvi Shah, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Advocate Christ Medical Center


Drs. Costello and Shah have no relevant financial conflicts of interest in relation to this activity. Dr. Marc McDowell is an investigator for a Takeda/Shire investigator-initiated grant. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose.

Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to interpret abnormalities of hemostasis and coagulopathy seen in critically ill patients with cirrhosis and describe how to design an appropriate pharmacologic treatment plan.
  • Describe outcomes comparing fixed to titrated dosing of neuromuscular blocking agents for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Discuss the role of sodium bicarbonate for adult in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $10 (or $70 for all 10 courses). For C4 2022 participants who registered for the live program, please use the access code provided to you by email.
Release Date: September 19, 2022 Expiration Date: September 19, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour CE: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)

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