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February 24, 2018 - February 24, 2018 - San Antonio

 47th Critical Care Congress

February 25, 2018 - February 28, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

 Brooke Army Medical Center Tour

February 27, 2018 - February 27, 2018

 Individual Peds Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 Individual Adult Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 

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Neurologic and Functional Morbidity in the PICU
Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is the developoment of new or worsening psychological, neurologic, and/or functional morbidities arising after critical illness. Primarily researched in adults, an increasing body of literature describes these deficits in children. Shein et al (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017;18:1106-1113) sought to characterize the acute and more long-term neurofunctional outcomes of a specific […]

Concise Critical Appraisal: Neurologic and Functional Morbidity in the PICU
Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is the development of new or worsening psychological, neurologic, and/or functional morbidities arising after critical illness. Primarily researched in adults, an increasing body of literature describes these deficits in children. One such study demonstrated that approximately 10% of critically ill children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) had an […]

Participate in Industry Education at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th 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 […]

Check Out Congress with Critical Connections Live
Can’t join us in San Antonio? You can still be part of the late-breaking and most controversial sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Tune in Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for Critical Connections Live. Visit www.sccm.org/Live and follow hashtag #SCCMLive. Programming begins at 7:30 a.m. […]

Apply Now for THRIVE Post-ICU Clinic Grant
The Society of Critical Medicine, through the THRIVE Initiative, is offering up to seven $1,000 grants aimed at fostering a network of hospitals focused on developing post-intensive care unit (ICU) clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors. Recipients will share and gain knowledge in how to set up and sustain a post-ICU clinic and […]

Register for 2018 MCCKAP Examination
The registration deadline is February 7, 2018, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). Register online using your customer ID and password. The examination will be administered from March 6 to 13, 2018. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors and individual fellows: Assess critical […]

Attend Afternoon Symposia at Congress
Learn about clinical breakthroughs and advances that lead to better patient care during these thought-provoking presentations at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 47th Critical Care Congress. These complimentary continuing medication education (CME)/continuing education (CE) lunch symposia are presented by leading experts in critical care and offer a thorough analysis of the developments and controversies […]

Few Seats Remain for Pediatric Ultrasound Course
Register online for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal course. Just a few seats remain; secure yours today! This popular course will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Participants will benefit from guided, focused […]

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Airway Pressure Release Ventilation and ARDS
Despite ubiquitous acceptance, data supporting traditional Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network lung-protective strategies are far more controversial than their fabled repute. Conversely, despite its physiologically pleasing underpinning and positive preclinical data, airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) has garnered little support from the critical care community, primarily due to a lack of robust, high-quality clinical data. […]

2019 Congress Session Proposals
Have an idea for a session at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 48th Critical Care Congress? The deadline to submit your suggestion for possible inclusion in the 2019 program is January 31, 2018. Session proposals are submitted using the Congress Session Builder on MySCCM.org under the MY INVOLVEMENT tab. You need not be […]

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Informing Patient Decisions Through Video
Understanding the concepts associated with deciding a patient’s code status can be difficult for patients and family members. To help overcome some of the barriers to their ability to make informed code status choices, some institutions have used videos to explain these difficult concepts. Merino et al (J Hosp Med. 2017;12(9):700-704) examined the effect of […]

Optimizing Critical Care with the ABCDEF Bundle
In an article published in Beckers Healthcare (Kumar A, et al. 2017), a magazine geared toward health system executives, ICU Liberation Collaborative leaders highlight the ABCDEF bundle as a “newly packaged, high-yield opportunity” for institutions to optimize critical care services. The ABCDEF care bundle elements, developed as part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s […]

Discovery Call for Proposals
Gain valuable peer feedback on your clinical proposal by submitting your clinical research proposal to Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network. Proposals will be accepted from January 15, 2018, through March 12, 2018. Submit your proposal online today. Accepted proposals will be presented at a 2018 Clinical Investigators Meeting, where investigators will receive: An opportunity […]

Program Directors’ Luncheon
Not just for program directors! Calling all those interested in curriculum development and the training of successful critical care professionals. You are invited to participate in the Fellowship Program Directors Luncheon, to be held Monday, February 26, 2018, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. […]

Congress Plenary Sessions
Attend thought-provoking presentations that promote innovative developments in critical care during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Plenary sessions are held at unopposed times with presentations given by distinguished, world-renowned leaders in the critical care field. Speakers include: How Critical Illness Affects the Brain . . . and Vice Versa […]

Congress Attendee Travel Alert
Starting on January 22, 2018, some U.S. travelers will need an alternative form of ID for domestic air travel, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The changes are connected with new identification standards required by the REAL ID Act, which requires U.S. travelers to have a driver’s license that meets federal standards—or an alternative […]

Translations of Sepsis Guidelines
In its effort to reduce mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock worldwide, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign recently released translations of its guidelines in several languages: Arabic Guidelines Translation Chinese Guidelines Translation French Guidelines Translation Japanese Guidelines Translation Portuguese Guidelines Translation Spanish Guidelines Translation Titled “Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis […]

 

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