ExpiresMarch 30, 2023
CME Provider: JAMA
Description of CME Course
Hospitals need ways to make rational, fair decisions about who gets ICU beds and ventilators if COVID-19 patients overwhelm capacity. Douglas B. White, MD, MAS, Director of the Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses a framework for those decisions and a guideline he helped develop for allocation of scarce resources in public health emergencies.
1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.
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To understand ethical challenges in rationing ventilators and critical care beds.
Ethics, Respiratory Failure and Ventilation, Critical Care Medicine, Public Health, Infectious Diseases
Medical Knowledge, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit