The Brigham Board Review in Critical Care Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Board Review

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The Brigham Board Review in Critical Care Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Board Review

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Board Review

Prep for Boards and Stay Current Across Subspecialties

The Brigham Board Review in Critical Care Medicine will fully prepare you for the ABIM Subspecialty Board Examination in Critical Care. It will help you to integrate ABIM guidelines for care with presentations covering all the major subspecialty areas of critical care medicine. It will help you to better:

  • Integrate current guidelines into daily practice when dealing with respiratory failure, cardiovascular emergencies, neurological crises, renal failure, shock, trauma and other areas of critical care
  • Recognize and apply knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to management of critical care disorders
  • Perform differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations related to critical care disorders
  • Interpret data from hemodynamic monitoring devices
  • Identify and manage infectious diseases commonly found in the critically ill
  • Pass ABIM board examinations and incorporate current knowledge into daily practice

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in critical care medicine provides up to 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 28 MOC points. Available online or via audio MP3 CD, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you may confidently incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.


  • Sepsis-Adjunctive Therapies - Rebecca M. Baron, MD
  • Sepsis-Fluids and Pressors - Rebecca M. Baron, MD
  • Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Cardiogenic Shock - Akshay Desai, MD, MPH
  • Hemorrhagic Shock - Edward Kelly, MD
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring - Aaron Waxman, MD, PhD

Respiratory Failure

  • Management of Severe Obstructive Lung Disease - Bartolome R. Celli, MD
  • Mechanical Ventilation: The Process of Liberation - Joshua A. Englert, MD
  • Invasive and non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: Basic Principles and Goals - Paul F Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Modes - Paul F Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
  • ARDS-Mechanical Ventilation - Taylor Thompson, MD
  • ARDS-New Definition and Treatment - Taylor Thompson, MD

Cardiac Issues in the ICU

  • Pulmonary Embolism in the ICU - Samuel Goldhaber, MD
  • Arrhythmias - Melanie Maytin, MD
  • Indications and Management of Implantable Electronic Cardiac Devices in ICU Patients - Melanie Maytin, MD
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes - Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH, FACC
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia: From Theory to Application - Benjamin M. Scirica, MD, MPH, FACC

Gastroenterology Issues in the ICU

  • GI Bleed - Linda Lee, MD
  • Pancreatitis - Julia McNabb-Baltar, MD
  • Acute Liver Failure - Anna Rutherford, MD, MPH

Neurology Issues in the ICU

  • Advances in Stroke - Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Approach to the Comatose Patient - Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Intracranial Hypertension - Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Seizures and Status Epilepticus - Galen V. Henderson, MD

Hematologic Issues in the ICU

  • Coagulopathies and Thrombocytopenia - Jean M. Connors, MD
  • Transfusion Practices in the ICU - James Rawn, MD

Renal Issues in the ICU

  • Acid-base Disorders; ABG’s - Kenneth B. Christopher, MD
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy - Kenneth B. Christopher, MD

Infectious Disease Issues in the ICU

  • Infection, FUO, and Antibiotic Use in the ICU - Jennifer A. Johnson, MD
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Diagnosis, Therapy, Prevention - Michael Klompas, MD

Endocrine Issues in the ICU

  • Endocrine Crises in the ICU - Margo S. Hudson, MD
  • Hyperglycemia and Glycemic Control in the ICU - Margo Hudson, MD

General Care Issues in the ICU

  • Prophylaxis in the ICU - Kathleen Haley, MD, HMS, BWH
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Nutrition: Essentials for the Critical Care Specialist - Malcolm K. Robinson, MD

Surgical Critical Care Issues in the ICU

  • Obstetrical Critical Care - Katherine Economy, MD
  • Abdominal Catastrophes and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome - Edward Kelly, MD
  • Treatment of the Patient with Burns and Inhalational Injuries - Simon G. Talbot, MD

Miscellaneous ICU Issues

  • Mechanical Support Devices in ICU - Philipp C. Camp, MD
  • ICU Issues for the Transplant Patient - Hilary Goldberg, MD
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the ICU - Kathleen Haley, MD, HMS, BWH
  • Critical Care Pharmacology - David P. Reardon, PharmD, BCPS
  • Toxic Ingestions - J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Prognosis and Special Considerations for the Critically Ill Oncology Patient and the Morbidly Obese - Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD
  • Sedation and Delirium in the ICU - Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 28 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Date of Original Release: June 1, 2015
Date Credits Expire: June 1, 2018

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply current/recommended critical care guidelines in clinical practice
  • Perform differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations related to critical care disorders
  • Identify and apply current therapeutic options for specific critical care disorders
  • Analyze and interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice in critical care medicine
  • Recognize and apply knowledge of pathophysiology as it applies to management of critical care disorders
  • Apply knowledge gained to the ABIM certification/recertification critical care examinations

Intended Audience

Physicians (fellows/trainees and practicing critical care specialists/MDs) and other professional affiliates (internists with an interest in critical care) preparing to take ABIM Board Review or Recertification Examinations or who seek CME activities to improve patient care in the area of critical care medicine.