Critical Care Boot Camp Topics

Top Papers in Critical Care

Hematologic Emergencies

Antibiotic Selection

Radiologic Interpretation

Trauma Assessment

Renal Case Studies

Liver Failure

RV failure in shock

ECMO Managment

VAD Management

Cooling after ACS

TBI Management

Crush/Penetrating Injuries

RRT Case Studies

Compassion Fatigue

Advanced Practice Acute Care Leadership Summit, Monday, September 11, 2017. 

Leadership Summit Schedule - Click here! 

*Early, Early Bird - Register before May 1st for only $200!!!

Advanced Practice Value in Healthcare – Is the Quality Worth the Investment?

Know Your Numbers: Making the Financial Case for Success

Investment into Fellowships: Propose, Build and Measure Your Own Post Graduate Fellowship Program

Go to the Patient! TeleHealth Partnerships with the Community to Provide Consultation, Remote Monitoring and Direct Patient Care

Rapid Response: Are Inpatient NP/PA Critical Care Outreach Teams Effective?

Development and Support of Advanced Practice Leaders in an Ever-changing, Fast-moving Healthcare Climate

Compensation! Benchmarking and Strategies to Attract and Keep the Best and Brightest Advanced Practice Clinicians

Pediatric Critical Care Topics

Pediatric Boot Camp Schedule - Click here!

Topics include:

SCCM PEDS ABCDEF Bundles of Care National Work

Nutrition of the Critically Ill Infant and Child

Procedural Sedation

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Respiratory Support in Peds Critical Care: non-invasive and invasive modes

Vasoactive medications in the Peds Critical Care

Pediatric Delirium

ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp 2017



  • Adult ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp (September 12-13th, 8-4)
  • Adult ACNP/PA Critical Care Skills Lab (September 14th, 8-12 and 1-5)
  • *NEW* PEDIATRIC Critical Care Skills Lab (September 13th 8-12)
  • Acute Care Leadership Summit (September 11th, 8-4)
  • *NEW* Adult Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop (September 11th, 8-4)

HANDOUTS: Handouts will be available via this website after September 1st. Please print beforehand or bring your laptop to access during the conference. WiFi will be available on site. Click here for Wi Fi instructions.


  • The September 11th Acute Care Leadership Summit and the September 12th and 13th Critical Care Adult and Pediatric Boot Camp conference will be held at the Student Life Center. Most hotels are within walking distance or have shuttles to Vanderbilt University's Student Life Center 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240.
  • The Adult Skills Labs on September 14th  will be held at the Center for Experiential Learning (CELA) lab, which is located on campus, on the 3rd floor of Light Hall. If you are traveling by hotel shuttle, please have them drop you off at the "MCN Round Wing" drop off and follow the signs to Light Hall.
  • Vanderbilt Walking App. Find any location within VUMC, just download "Vanderbilt Walkways" application to your mobile phone.
  • Campus Map: Click here to find any location on campus:

PARKING: Please click here for information on visitor parking and a visitor parking map.

FOOD: There will be breakfast, lunch and snacks available each day, with vegetarian options. On Tuesday, September 12th, there will be an additional wine and cheese reception at the end of the day. Please let us know if you have additional dietary restrictions and/or need special accommodations.

CLOTHING: Dress is casual. Please consider bringing a sweater or jacket to adjust for air conditioning.

POLL EVERYWHERE: We will be using the poll everywhere app for audience participation. At the conference, just text 22333 and follow the prompt to begin the poll.

NASHVILLE!!!: There are lots of things to do and places to go in NASHVILLE! Click here for more info:

Target Audience: Practicing Adult and Pediatric Critical Care ACNPs and PAs from any Health Care Organization

Objectives: After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  1. Describe and discuss current critical care practice guidelines and the evidence that supports them.
  2. Demonstrate capability to perform basic critical care procedures.
  3. Describe and discuss current methods for diagnosing and managing patients with common critical care conditions.



JANUARY 20, 2017


Getting Here

ACNP/PA Boot Camp will be held in Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240.

Click here to find any location on campus.


Hilton Garden Inn (code: VUACNP)

Homewood Suites (code: VPA)

Home2 Suites by Hilton (code: VPA)

Holiday Inn (code: ACN)

Loews Vanderbilt