CME Course

Artificial Intelligence in Critical Care Medicine

This activity will provide an introduction to artificial intelligence in medicine, as well as detail artificial intelligence and clinical informatics in critical care. Future steps and research opportunities in this area of medicine will also be explored.   

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Target Audience

Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.

Goals and Objectives

This activity will provide an introduction to artificial intelligence in medicine, as well as detail artificial intelligence and clinical informatics in critical care. Future steps and research opportunities in this area of medicine will also be explored. At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe a broad overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine;
  • Recall elements of currently available AI models in critical care;
  • Envisage the current approach to developing clinically useful AI models;
  • Identify future direction and research opportunities.

Course Information

CME Release Date:  September 13, 2022
Valid for credit through:  September 12, 2023
Course type: Video Course
Estimated time of completion: 54 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to study the educational content and references.
  • Complete the attestation, post-test (if applicable), and evaluation.

Upon successful completion of these components, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Southern Medical Association (SMA) requires instructors, planners, managers, and all other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose conflicts of interest (COI) with ineligible entities within the last 24 months of the development of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. SMA is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Special Guest

Amos Lal, MBBS, MD, FACP

Amos Lal is a Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary physician at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota. His major clinical and research interests include Artificial intelligence in Critical Care, Clinical Informatics, infections in ICU, COVID-19 related research, Quality improvement and outcomes related research in Sepsis. Dr. Lal has published over 150 manuscripts in peer review journals internationally and has given presentations on his work at multiple international meetings and academic conferences. His diverse publication portfolio includes work in critical care/intensive care medicine and pulmonary diseases, infectious diseases and non-invasive cardiology. His other areas of interest include improvement in healthcare delivery in the underserved areas internationally by providing clinical care and teaching in developing countries such as Cambodia and Haiti. Dr. Lal is an elected Fellow of American College of Physicians, In-training Steering committee member for Society of Critical Care Medicine and a member of American College of Chest Physicians.

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