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 Journal Club Webcast

May 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017

 Journal Club Webcast

June 16, 2017 - June 16, 2017

 Adult Multiprofesional Critical Care Review (MCCR)

July 25, 2017 - July 29, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal 2017

July 30, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult 2017

July 30, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Rosemont, IL


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Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3
Does the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score more accurately predict in-hospital mortality than the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or severe sepsis criteria among emergency department patients with suspected infection? Freund et al set out to answer this question. They found that among patients presenting to the emergency department setting with suspected infection, the […]

Resources for Researchers
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) awarded a large 5-year R-24 research infrastructure grant to Society member Dale Needham, FCPA, MD, PhD, for a project entitled “Improving Long-Term Outcomes Research for Acute Respiratory Failure.” Dr. Needham is Director of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group, a multidisciplinary clinical and research […]

PANGEA Study Findings
The April 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) released the latest findings from the Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA) study. This study offers a worldwide snapshot of acute neurologic conditions among critically ill children. One-hundred-seven hospital ICUs participated by providing information on children with acute […]

Podcast on Acute Care Research
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-338 Building Global Collaboration in Acute Care Research Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with John C. Marshall, MD, FRCSC, FACS, about his talk given at the 46th Critical Care Congress, “Building Global Collaboration in Acute Care Research.” Listen to the podcast and then watch Dr. Marshall’s Congress talk and familiarize […]

Critical Care Awareness Month
As May approaches, it is time for intensive care unit (ICU) teams to consider how they will celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients […]

ICU Liberation Offering
Gain strategies for effectively implementing sedation liberation and promoting patient mobility with Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement, a new online training course developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement is designed to help you create a lean, sustainable and highly functional multiprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team. Learning […]

Critical Care Review Course
Register today for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course (MCCRC): Adult. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. To receive the lowest rates, register by May 31, 2017. Led by co-chairs Pamela A. Lipsett, MC, MHPE, MCCM, and Stephen M. Pastores, […]

Ultrasound Courses
Secure your seat for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) summer Critical Care Ultrasound courses. These courses are expected to sell out early, and will be take place July 30, 2017, to August 1, 2017, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Registration for the ultrasound courses includes a complimentary copy […]

Earn CE in Cuba
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Study Mission to Cuba, which is scheduled for December 4 to 9, 2017, will offer participants a unique opportunity to earn continuing education in Cuba. Meet and engage with fellow Cuban medical professionals while learning about the challenges and advances of medicine in Cuba. Participants will gain firsthand […]

Alert Fatigue Webcast
The second part of the two-part webcast series on alarm and alert fatigue from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will take place next week on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Register online today using your Customer ID and password. Registration is complimentary for all participants. During this session, Sandra L. Kane-Gill, […]

Learn the Fundamentals
The Self-Directed Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), Sixth Edition, is now available. This online course provides an interactive learning experience with access to the complete course modules. Learn at your own pace from the convenience of your home or office and then assess your knowledge through the use of pre- and posttests. Self-Directed FCCS includes 16 […]

Discovery Call for Proposals
Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, is encouraging members to submit proposals for review and discussion at the Discovery Spring Clinical Investigators Meeting. The Discovery Spring Clinical Investigators Meeting provides an opportunity for investigators to present clinical proposals in an inclusive and supportive environment. The meeting is being held on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 2:00 […]

Relative Bradycardia and Septic Shock
Tachycardia is common in septic shock, but many patients with septic shock are relatively bradycardic. The prevalence, determinants, and implications of relative bradycardia in septic shock are unknown. Therefore, Beesley et al set out to determine mortality associated with patients who are relatively bradycardic while in septic shock. They found that relative bradycardia in patients with […]

MCCM Designation
Fellows of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) are invited to nominate their FCCM colleagues for the Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) designation. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2017. Master members of the College have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions in research and education, as well as service to the Society […]

Apply for SCCM Awards
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers numerous awards that recognize dedication and contributions to the field in a variety of areas. Nominate yourself or a colleague, or recognize your entire intensive care unit (ICU) team. Most award recipients receive complimentary registration to the 47th Critical Care Congress. Apply for these opportunities by August 1, 2017. Dr. Joseph and […]

THRIVE Developments
The THRIVE initiative is proud to announce the selection of 10 institutions to a new Post Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Clinic Collaborative: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA* Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK* NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK* National Jewish […]

Podcast Features SCCM President
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-335 SCCM President Ruth Kleinpell Discusses the Year Ahead, Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) President Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, about some of SCCM’s new initiatives, including the PCOR-ICU Collaborative and Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, as well […]

Sepsis Guidelines Resources Available
The 46th Critical Care Congress announced the release of the updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines (available in both Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine). Since Congress, various new resources related to the guidelines and sepsis care have become available: If you were unable to attend this Congress session, you can see what you missed by […]

Register for Alert Fatigue Webcast
Register today for the second part of the two-part webcast series on alarm and alert fatigue from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Alert Fatigue: Management Approaches and Appropriate Metrics, will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Central Time. This series is held in collaboration with the Surgery Section Patient Safety […]

Examining Very Short Antibiotic Courses
Many patients started on antibiotics for possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) do not have pneumonia. Patients with minimal and stable ventilator settings may be suitable candidates for early antibiotic discontinuation. Therefore, Klompas et al set out to compare outcomes amongst patients with suspected VAP but minimal and stable ventilator settings treated with one to three versus more […]



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