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December 16, 2016 - December 16, 2016

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

 Individual Adult Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

February 28, 2017 - March 7, 2017

 Individual Peds Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

February 28, 2017 - March 7, 2017

 Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment

February 28, 2017 - March 7, 2017

 

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EIP Prolongation in ARDS Patients
End-inspiratory pause (EIP) prolongation decreases dead space-to-tidal volume ratio and partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood (PaCO2). We do not know the physiological benefits of this approach to improve respiratory system mechanics in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients when mild hypercapnia is of no concern. Aguirre-Bermeo et al, therefore, set out to […]

Examining Pantoprazole or Placebo for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
Pantoprazole is frequently administered to critically ill patients for prophylaxis against gastrointestinal bleeding. However, comparison to placebo has been inadequately evaluated, and pantoprazole has the potential to cause harm. Therefore, Selvanderan and colleagues set out to evaluate benefit or harm associated with pantoprazole administration. They found no evidence of benefit or harm with the prophylactic […]

Donate to SCCM and Your Gift is Doubled
The end of the year is a great time to think about making a charitable donation to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) so that it can continue to provide programs and projects that are all designed to improve care of the critically ill and injured worldwide. Thanks to a generous donation from La Jolla […]

Secure Your Spot for January Ultrasound Courses
A limited number of seats remain for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Critical Care Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric courses. These comprehensive, two-day courses will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on January 25 and 26, 2017, and are expected to sell out soon. Registration for the […]

Discount Registration for Congress Ends December 14
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, is the last day to take advantage of advance registration discounts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 […]

Assessing Impact of Conservative vs. Conventional Oxygen Therapy
Among critically ill patients, is a conservative oxygenation strategy aimed to maintain arterial saturation within physiologic limits more beneficial than a conventional strategy? Girardis et al set out to answer this question. They found that among critically ill intensive care unit patients with a length of stay of 72 hours or longer, a conservative protocol […]

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Sepsis on the Wards Manuscript Available Open Access
Surviving Sepsis Campaign supporter, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, recently funded open access with its Sepsis on the Wards grant for original research describing a multipronged approach to improve severe sepsis outcomes. This manuscript by Schorr et al entitled, “Implementation of a multicenter performance improvement program for early detection and treatment of severe sepsis […]

Voting Now Underway for SCCM Council and ACCM
Voting is now underway for the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Login using your SCCM credentials and cast your ballot online at http://www.sccm.org/elections. The deadline to vote is November 19, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. CT. Your involvement in the process is encouraged, welcomed, […]

Attend Popular Congress Events and Sessions
Network and collaborate with critical care leaders, and explore new tools, technologies and processes at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM’s) 46th Critical Care Congress. There is still time to save on registration rates. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. The Society’s annual Congress […]

Early Registration Deadline Approaching for MCCKAP
Register by November 16, 2016, to receive the lowest rates on registration for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 […]

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Assessing Tissue Oxygenation and Microvascular Reactivity in ICU Patients
Impaired microcirculatory perfusion and tissue oxygenation during critical illness are associated with adverse outcome. The aim of a study by Donati et al was to detect alterations in tissue oxygenation or microvascular reactivity and their ability to predict outcome in critically ill patients using thenar near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with a vascular occlusion test (VOT). They […]

The AMA Outlines Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a final rule detailing regulations for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The American Medical Association (AMA) has outlined the major provisions of Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program for physicians that was created by MACRA. Access these AMA resources to learn more […]

Guidelines for Neuromuscular Blockade in the Adult Critically Ill Patient
The Society of Critical Care Medicine recently released guidelines addressing sustained neuromuscular blockade in the adult critically ill patient. Titled “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sustained Neuromuscular Blockade in the Adult Critically Ill Patient,” the material was published in the November 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Free, Online CE Activities on Chronic Heart Failure
Earn free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure, supported by an educational grant from Amgen. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions […]

Congress Early Registration Ends Wednesday, November 16
Register by Wednesday, November 16, 2016, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress and save over 15% off the registration fee. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Network and collaborate with critical care leaders, and explore new tools, technologies […]

Cellular Mechanisms of Prevention of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Ischemic preconditioning is the phenomenon whereby brief periods of sublethal ischemia protect against a subsequent, more prolonged, ischemic insult. In remote ischemic preconditioning, ischemia to one organ protects other organs at a distance. Olenchock et al created mouse models to ask if inhibition of the alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase Egln1, which senses oxygen and regulates the hypoxia-inducible […]

ASHP Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Program
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant Program. The ASHP Foundation will award $25,000 grants to eligible institutions. The goal of this program is to expand the number of ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency positions for the 2017-2018 training year. […]

 

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