You Need to Chill: Targeted Temperature Management Post Cardiac Arrest

New Orleans, LA US
October 15, 2020

The presentation will focus on evidence-based information regarding the medical and pharmacological management of patients receiving TTM post-cardiac arrest. The presentation will also highlight current literature related to TTM. Exposure to patients receiving this therapy may differ between pharmacists, but it is imperative that all clinicians understand how to appropriately manage said patients. Consequently, the presentation will provide case-based application questions. As such, pharmacists who are familiar with this patient population and those who are not will gain knowledge that will enable them to provide safe and effective care.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Describe the rationale and appropriate indications for the use of targeted temperature management (TTM)
  2. Review strategies for the management of shivering in TTM
  3. Assess the evidence-based recommendations for the use of TTM and identify medications for use in TTM
  4. Evaluate the literature regarding the optimal temperature for TTM

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recognize brand/generic names of the agents used during TTM
  2. Recall the different dosage forms of the agents used during TTM

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
10/15/2020 - 1:00pm
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Bailey Wise, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Yana Bukovskaya, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Courtney Hall, PharmD
PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Ochsner Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-184-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-184-L01-T
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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