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July 15, 2016 - July 15, 2016

 Critical Care Ultrasound • Pediatric 2016

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016 - Rosemont, IL

 Critical Care Ultrasound 2016

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016 - Rosemont, IL

 Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound 2016

July 18, 2016 - July 18, 2016 - Rosemont, IL

 Advanced Pediatric Critical Care Ultrasound 2016

July 18, 2016 - July 18, 2016 - Rosemont, IL

 

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SCCM Releases Bedside Cardiac Ultrasound Guidelines
The Society of Critical Care Medicine recently released guidelines addressing bedside cardiac ultrasound. Titled “Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients—Part II: Cardiac Ultrasonography,” the material was published in the June 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine. After reviewing the document, you’re encouraged to […]

Participate in Journal Club Twitter Chat on Sepsis Definitions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Social Media Task Force will host a Journal Club Twitter chat regarding the new sepsis definitions on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Special guest, SCCM President Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM, will be on hand as SCCM Social Media Task Force member […]

No Cost, Online CE Activity on Acute Kidney Injury
Experience the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, The Role of Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury Risk Assessment, from the comfort of your home or office. This session was supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc. Expert faculty discuss the pathophysiology, etiology and epidemiology of acute […]

Registration Now Open for the 46th Critical Care Congress
Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Join us at the Society’s annual Congress, which will bring together more than 6,000 members of the critical care community to collaborate […]

Use of High-Flow Oxygen Therapy in Low-Risk Postextubation Patients
Studies of mechanically ventilated critically ill patients that combine populations that are at high and low risk for reintubation suggest that conditioned high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy after extubation improves oxygenation compared with conventional oxygen therapy. However, conclusive data about reintubation are lacking. Therefore, Hernández et al set out to determine whether high-flow nasal cannula […]

Now Accepting Applications for Research Grants
The Society is now accepting applications for the THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery and the SCCM-Weil Research Grant. SCCM member researchers may apply by August 12, 2016, to be considered for grant support in 2017. THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery Through generous funding from SCCM, the THRIVE Grant offers up to $50,000 to […]

AACN Publication Features Trailblazing THRIVE Initiative
The latest issue of AACN Advanced Critical Care centers on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), with specific mention of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) trailblazing efforts to address this phenomenon via its THRIVE initiative and MyICUCare website. Published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the issue features an article, written by leaders […]

Join Us for a Journal Club Twitter Chat on Sepsis Definitions
Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central Time for the SCCM Social Media Task Force’s Journal Club Twitter chat on the new sepsis definitions. Special guest SCCM President Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM, will be on hand as SCCM Social Media Task Force member Mary E. Lough, CCRN, CNS, […]

Application Deadline for PCOR-ICU Collaborative is June 15
The deadline to submit an application for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative: Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients and Families Through Research Dissemination and Implementation is June 15, 2016. The PCOR-ICU Collaborative will bring together ICU teams to implement patient- and family-centered initiatives, and […]

Register for ECMO Management Course
Attend the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) intense two-day ECMO Management course and explore the basic management principles common to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) programs for both adult and pediatric patients. Led by expert faculty, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of ECMO programs. Participants will rotate through lectures and simulation scenarios. Each simulation […]

Reduced Registration Rates for Ultrasound Courses End Soon
Reduced registration rates end June 15, 2016, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound courses. Reserve your seat for Critical Care Ultrasound, Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric, Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound and Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric by using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at […]

Board Review Discounted Registration Ends June 15
Discounted registration ends Wednesday, June 15, 2016, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Adult and Pediatric Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review courses (MCCBRC). Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Receive 4.5 days of expert guidance on the core areas of critical care […]

Download the SCCM App Today
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has launched the new SCCM App, which allows users to view all of the Society’s resources in one central location! Access the Surviving Sepsis Campaign App Stream all iCritical Care episodes Search the SCCM Member Directory View and download SCCM Guidelines Access News and Career Central Updates Much […]

Predicting Fluid Responsiveness by Passive Leg Raising
Passive leg raising creates a reversible increase in venous return, allowing for the prediction of fluid responsiveness. However, the amount of venous return may vary in various clinical settings, potentially affecting the diagnostic performance of passive leg raising. Therefore, Cherpanath et al performed a systematic meta-analysis determining the diagnostic performance of passive leg raising in […]

Virtual Critical Care Rounds: Pediatric Now Available
Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR): Pediatric, developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), is designed to better prepare students, residents and fellows to contribute to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill pediatric patient during their pediatric intensive care unit rounds. VCCR: Pediatric, the enhanced replacement for the Pediatric Resident ICU (RICU) […]

Submit Your Abstract for SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress
Abstract submission for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress is now open. Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research and case reports for the 46th Critical Care Congress, which will be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center […]

Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets for Vasopressor Therapy in Shock
In shock, hypotension may contribute to inadequate oxygen delivery, organ failure and death. Lamontagne et al conducted the Optimal Vasopressor Titration (OVATION) pilot trial to inform the design of a larger trial examining the effect of lower versus higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) targets for vasopressor therapy in shock. They concluded that their pilot study […]

Remembering Dr. Joseph Michael Civetta
Joseph Michael Civetta, MD, FCCM, passed away on March 30, 2016, in his home in the South Florida Keys at age 77. Dr. Civetta was born in Mount Vernon, New York, USA, the only son of his parents Rose Mildred Pirone and Michael Joseph Civetta. He graduated magna cum laude in 1959 from the College […]

ODRC and AOPO Announce RFP for Organ Donation Research
The Organ Donation Research Consortium (ODRC) with additional support from the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is pleased to offer up to $40,000 in funding to ODRC member(s) (or those willing to join and maintain ODRC membership through the life of the grant) conducting basic, translational or clinical research specifically related to the organization’s […]

Survey: Determining Pediatric Palliative Care Practices in the United States
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is conducting a national research study of pediatric hematologists/oncologists and pediatric intensive care physicians. As you know, pediatric palliative care has become a “hot topic” recently and there is an increasing demand for hospitals to provide these services. In order to provide the best care and the best education for trainees, […]

 

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