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 45th Critical Care Congress

February 19, 2016 - February 24, 2016 - Orlando, FL

 Individual Peds Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 3, 2016 - March 11, 2016

 Individual Adult Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 3, 2016 - March 11, 2016

 Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment

March 3, 2016 - March 11, 2016

 Peds Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment

March 3, 2016 - March 11, 2016

 

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Survey: Evaluating the Approach to Fever in the Intensive Care Unit
You are encouraged to participate in a survey evaluating the approach to fever in the intensive care unit (ICU). This survey is being conducted by a pulmonary critical care fellow and surgical intensivist at the University of Minnesota. Fever in the ICU is sometimes controlled by medication or physical means to improve outcomes and the […]

Continuous Electroencephalography in the ICU On Demand is Now Available
The recent webcast, Continuous Electroencephalography in the ICU, is now available for purchase On Demand. In this webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series, Jan Claassen, MD, PhD, and Eva Katharina Ritzl, MD, FRCP, discuss the importance of continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) in assisting with diagnosis and management of […]

Participate in Industry Education at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. Each year, industry partners invest significant resources in research and development, placing them at the cutting edge of clinical practice. Take advantage of […]

Rapid Diagnosis of Infection in the Critically Ill
The rapid diagnosis of infection and early initiation of appropriate antimicrobials is essential to optimizing an intensive care unit patient’s chances of survival. However, current culture-based pathogen identification is slow and unreliable. In contrast, polymerase chain reaction followed by electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) does not depend on the growth of organisms in culture and may […]

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SCCM Releases Guidelines Addressing Nutrition in Critically Ill
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently released guidelines addressing the provision and assessment of nutrition support therapy in the adult critically ill patient. Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition […]

ICU: CLABSI/CAUTI Boot Camp
Register today for ICU: CLABSI/CAUTI Boot Camp, which will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common preventable causes of mortality in the United States, affecting one out of every 25 hospitalized patients. They are a significant cause of illness, death and excess cost in all healthcare settings. […]

Attend a Breakfast Symposium at Congress
Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances in patient care during the educational symposia at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress. Each stimulating session is presented by leading experts in critical care and offers a thorough analysis of the developments and issues affecting most intensive care unit (ICU) environments. These sessions […]

MCCKAP Advance Registration Deadline Is Approaching
The advance registration deadline is January 27, 2016, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from March 3 to 11, 2016. The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors: Prepare fellows […]

Preventing Early Seizures in Children with TBI
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Early posttraumatic seizures can exacerbate some of the metabolic and physiologic derangements seen with TBI. In a prospective observational study by Chung and O’Brien, the authors sought to evaluate the prevalence of early seizures after levetiracetam prophylaxis in children with moderate […]

 

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