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 Journal Club Webcast

August 19, 2016 - August 19, 2016

 Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU

August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2016

 Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results

September 21, 2016 - September 21, 2016

 ECMO Management 2016

September 29, 2016 - September 30, 2016 - Phoenix, AZ

 46th Critical Care Congress

January 21, 2017 - January 25, 2017 - Honolulu, HI

 

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CCSC Report Addresses Burnout among ICU Professionals
The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) has published a report on burnout syndrome that gives critical care healthcare professionals guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome. After you have read the report, join the conversation on Twitter using […]

SCCM Releases ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines
The Society of Critical Care Medicine recently released guidelines addressing ICU admission, discharge, and triage. Titled “ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines: A Framework to Enhance Clinical Operations, Development of Institutional Policies, and Further Research,” the material was published in the August 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Obtain Free CE Credit with Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress
Earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits by viewing any of the following complimentary webcasts and then applying for credit. The webcasts feature industry-supported sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA. Every Patient Has a Story: Individualizing the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in the […]

Congress Abstract Submission Closes August 3
Submit your original investigative research and case reports and make your contribution to the advancement of critical care. Abstracts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be accepted until noon, Central Daylight Time, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted. If accepted, your […]

Peak Lactate and Patient Outcome Following High-Risk Gastrointestinal Surgery
The association between hyperlactatemia and adverse outcome in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) following gastrointestinal surgery has not been reported. Creagh-Brown et al therefore set out to explore the hypothesis that in a large cohort of gastrointestinal surgical patients, the peak serum lactate (in the first 24 hours) observed in patients admitted to […]

Listen to the Latest iCritical Care Podcasts
If you haven’t checked out our iCritical Care podcasts, listen to the latest releases and subscribe! Loyal listeners and newcomers, be sure to rate us on iTunes. Learn more at www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare. SCCM Pod-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies SCCM Pod-321 Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically […]

Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing to monitor and investigate a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections. The CDC has a dedicated webpage to keep healthcare providers informed of the latest developments. Any questions regarding this outbreak can be directed to the CDC at haioutbreak@cdc.gov.

Memorial Service for William C. Shoemaker
The memorial service for William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, a founding father of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and its third president, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Aresty Auditorium at the Keck School of Medicine USC (1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, California). Dr. Shoemaker was a key […]

Apply for the ICU Design Citation Award
Applications for the ICU Design Citation award are now being accepted. Co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health, this award honors a critical care unit that combines functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of […]

ECMO Management Early Registration Deadline is Next Week
The early registration deadline for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ECMO Management course is Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Led by expert faculty and held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, this intense two-day simulation […]

Register Today for Live Board Review Course
There’s still time to register 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. Registration will also be accepted on site at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel during registration […]

Register On Site for Critical Care Ultrasound Courses
Register on site for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) popular Critical Care Ultrasound courses. This year, the ultrasound courses will be held at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. on July 16, in the Artist Foyer, where a staff member will be available […]

Delirium and the Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine
Some contend that effective therapy has not been established for patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation. Therefore, Reade et al set out to determine the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine when added to standard care in patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation. They found that among patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation in the […]

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 […]

 

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