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Upcoming Conferences
 FCCS: Obstetrics (Pilot Version)

November 20, 2017 - November 20, 2017

 FCCS:Tropical Diseases

November 20, 2017 - November 20, 2017

 FCCS Simulation

November 22, 2017 - November 22, 2017

 ICU Burnout Summit

December 1, 2017 - December 1, 2012 - Naperville, IL

 47th Critical Care Congress

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

 

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Voting Now Under Way for SCCM Elections
Voting is now under way for the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Once you have accessed the online ballot here, use your SCCM user name and password to log on. The deadline to vote is November 24, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. […]

New VCCR Podcast
Tune into the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) podcast series for in-depth interviews on critical care topics addressing the most challenging aspects of intensive care unit fellowship and residency. This series complements SCCM’s VCCR program. The latest installment in the series is now available: SCCM Pod-VCCR10 Pathophysiology and […]

SCCM Honors Critical Care Community Members
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is seeking to honor those we lost this year. We ask that you please share the names of any members of the critical care community who passed away. Please send the person’s name, institution, and any additional information you have (e.g, obituary link) to SCCM staff partner Bethany […]

Multidisciplinary Knowledge Assessment Program
Early registration rates end November 22, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from March 6 to 13, 2018. The MCCKAP examination is offered online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management. Examination […]

New and Exciting Activities at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress is drawing near. We have an exciting Congress planned, to include these new and exciting activities! Critical Crosstalk Theater: Participate in stimulating debates hosted by members of SCCM’s specialty sections. Tech Lab: Learn, collaborate, and network with fellow attendees about the latest and best […]

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Antibiotic Timing and Mortality in Sepsis
The current standard of care for sepsis is the early administration of antibiotics. However, efforts to shorten time to antibiotic administration may also cause harm because more patients may receive unnecessary antibiotics. Liu et al  evaluated the association between antibiotic timing and mortality among patients with sepsis receiving antibiotics within 6 hours of emergency department […]

THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative
In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is proud to fund the third round of seed grants to foster an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families. These groups will offer survivors mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions to the challenges […]

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Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes
Blood banks usually function by issuing the oldest available, patient-compatible products first. The goal is to preserve viability and functionality of cells and minimize waste of blood products.  Previous studies have shown conflicting evidence as to whether transfusion of older blood products is related to increased mortality. Therefore, Cooper et al set out to determine […]

APP Leadership On Demand
The On Demand version of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) recent webcast, Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers, is now available for purchase in the SCCM Store. During this session, Ryan M. O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM, Surgical Critical Care of Saint Vincent Hospital, and Tara A. Collins, ACNP, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner and Director, […]

Focal Seizures CE Series
Making the Connection: Improving ICU Healthcare Teams’ Response and Management of Focal Seizures is a two-part complimentary interactive educational program designed to improve the diagnosis and management of focal seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU). Part 2 of the series, Multidisciplinary Care of the Critical Care Patient with Seizures, is now available. Join expert faculty […]

Secure Your Seat for Ultrasound Courses
Secure your seat for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive critical care ultrasound courses which feature a significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio. Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in […]

The World Day of the Critical Lung
On November 17, 2017, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will partner in the first edition of The World Day of the Critical Lung, hosted by the Pan American and Iberian Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care Societies. This free global, bilingual (Spanish and English) online event will feature well-recognized professionals from around […]

Critical Care Community Hurricane Response
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) was recently profiled on the .orgCommunity website in recognition of its response to Hurricane Maria. The article highlights the various efforts of the Society and the response of the critical care community in providing aide to those in Puerto Rico. We thank all the members of the critical […]

Congress Session Proposals
Have an idea for a session at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 48th Critical Care Congress? Submit your suggestions by January 31, 2018, for possible inclusion in the 2019 program. You need not be an SCCM member to submit a session. You may submit multiple sessions for consideration. For complete instructions and to […]

Discover San Antonio at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 47th Critical Care Congress is quickly approaching! During your stay in San Antonio, make plans to see the sights and experience the unique culture of the host city. Visit the Alamo, the site of a pinnacle battle in 1836 during the Texas Revolution March. Explore the Riverwalk on foot […]

APP Webcast On Demand
The On Demand version of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) recent webcast, Processes that Maximize Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Onboarding and Competency, is now available for purchase in the SCCM Store. During this session, Vishal Bakshi, PA-C, Chief APP Intensivist of Emory Healthcare, and Deborah E. Stein, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Clinical Program Director, NP […]

Multidisciplinary Knowledge Assessment Program
Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from March 6 to 13, 2018. Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the MCCKAP online examination can be used by program directors to assess their critical care fellowship programs […]

Outcomes of Mandated Sepsis Bundles
It is a requirement in some hospitals to follow protocols for the early identification and treatment of sepsis. However, there is controversy about whether more rapid treatment of sepsis improves outcomes in patients. Therefore, Seymour et al set out to determine the association between the time until completion of the 3-hour bundle and risk-adjusted mortality. […]

 

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