Surgical Critical Care

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A survey of Osler participants shows significantly higher pass rates for Osler students compared with those who did not take our course. The difference in pass rates is difficult to explain away by self-selection in attendance over-representing those who would have passed without taking the Osler course.

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  • Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills
  • Prepare candidates for written board exams
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update


  • Home study questions with answers and review
  • Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice test for your written exam

Surgical Critical Care Review Sept. 7-9, 2018 (Now offering SA Credits!)

Price: $700.00
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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this Live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Osler Review provides up to 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

This course Will be held at:  Crowne Plaza Northbrook, 2875 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

The Surgical Critical Care Review is a 3-day seminar consisting of: didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), Question and Answer time at the end of each topic, and dedicated Question and Answer sessions at the end of the day.  This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your Critical Care Surgery exams (certifying and MOC).  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, preoperative evaluation, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABS sub-specialty exams as well as providing a thorough Surgical Critical Care review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and management strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approach for the principle areas covered by Critical Care Surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee. 

Abdominal Trauma ** Acute Abdomen ** Anesthetic Complications and Pain Management ** ARDS and Respiratory Failure ** Bleeding, Coagulation, Thrombosis and Pulmonary Emboli ** Compartment Syndromes: Extremity, Abdominal and Thoracic ** Ethical and Legal Issues in Surgical Critical Care Medicine ** Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base ** GI Bleeding and Intra-Abdominal Problems in the ICU ** Hemodynamic Assessment, Swan Ganz, Inotrope and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump ** Infectious Disease Management and Antibiotic Choices ** Management of Endocrine Emergencies ** Managing Adult and Pediatric Transplant Patients in the ICU ** Metabolism and Nutrition ** Neurosurgical Critical Care ** Oxygen Transportations and Ventilator Management ** Pediatric Trauma and Emergencies ** Pelvic Trauma ** Perioperative Management of the Acute Cardiac Surgery Patient: Adult and Pediatric ** Renal Physiology and Renal Failure (acute and chronic) ** SIRS and MOD and Sepsis Standards of Care ** Thermal Injuries: Burns, Frost Bite and Hypothermia ** Thoracic Trauma ** Toxins and Antidotes ** Tumor Lysis Syndrome and Other Metabolic Complications ** Oncologic Emergencies

Surgical Critical Care Online Review


Now with CME  and SA credits!!

CME on Your Terms – The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live August 2016 comprehensive Surgical Critical Care Review Course and bring it to you! These Video/Audio files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection, watch or listen to on your phone, computer – your learning experience is almost like being at the live activity, but without travel costs and time away from your practice.  Included with each Online review is an electronic downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures.

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  • Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee. If not staying under the Osler room block at the course hotel there is a per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.