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Upcoming Conferences
 Alarm Fatigue: Evidence and Management Strategies

March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2017

 ICU Liberation ABCDEF Collaborative-Final In Person Meeting

April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2017 - Naperville, IL

 ICU Liberation ABCDEF Collaborative-Final In Person Meeting

April 11, 2017 - April 11, 2017 - Fremont, CA

 Journal Club Webcast

April 21, 2017 - April 21, 2017

 Alert Fatigue: Management Approaches and Appropriate Metrics

April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

 

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Examining Very Short Antibiotic Courses
Many patients started on antibiotics for possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) do not have pneumonia. Patients with minimal and stable ventilator settings may be suitable candidates for early antibiotic discontinuation. Therefore, Klompas et al set out to compare outcomes amongst patients with suspected VAP but minimal and stable ventilator settings treated with one to three versus more […]

Stay Up to Date on the Latest SCCM Guidelines with Free Access
Help ensure that critical care patients are receiving consistent, evidence-based care by staying up-to-date on the latest Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) guidelines. Members and nonmembers alike can access the SCCM guidelines for free by visiting www.sccm.org/guidelines and Critical Care Medicine online or by downloading the Guidelines App. SCCM’s guidelines cover a variety of […]

Register for Ultrasound Courses
Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) summer 2017 Critical Care Ultrasound courses. These courses will be held at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. The comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal courses will be held July 30 to 31, 2017. The […]

Alarm & Alert Fatigue Webcasts
Register today for the upcoming two-part webcast series on alarm and alert fatigue from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). This series is held in collaboration with the Surgery Section Patient Safety Committee. Registration is complimentary for all participants. The first session, Alarm Fatigue: Evidence and Management Strategies, will take place on Thursday, March […]

New Edition of SCCM’s Self-Assessment
Assess your knowledge with the new edition of Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care. The eighth edition of Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care offers hundreds of multiple-choice study questions designed to help you pass your subspecialty board examination or to refresh and expand your overall knowledge of critical care medicine. Developed by leading experts in critical care, […]

High-Flow Nasal Cannula vs. Noninvasive Ventilation
High-flow conditioned oxygen therapy delivered through nasal cannulae and noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) may reduce the need for reintubation. Therefore, Hernández et al set out to test if high-flow conditioned oxygen therapy is noninferior to NIV for preventing postextubation respiratory failure and reintubation in patients at high risk of reintubation. They found that among high-risk […]

Congress Session Addresses Antibiotic Stewardship in Sepsis
A session during the 46th Critical Care Congress addressed balancing early antibiotic administration and stewardship in sepsis. At the start of the session, Mitchell Levy, MD, MCCM, notes the importance of the topic. “Through the Surviving Sepsis Campaign … we’ve produced sepsis performance metrics, which have now been adopted nationally by [the Centers for Medicare […]

Statement on Maternal Sepsis
The Society of Critical Care Medicine has endorsed a Statement on Maternal Sepsis released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The statement recognizes the need to foster new thinking and to catalyze greater action to address this important cause of maternal mortality. Visit the WHO website to learn more.

Apply for THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative Funding
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 […]

2018 Congress Session Builder to Close Tomorrow
For those working on session proposals for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2018 Critical Care Congress, please note that the 2018 Congress Session Builder will close tomorrow. Access a PDF about the Session Builder, which gives pointers on building a good session. After reviewing the information, go to MySCCM.org, click on the My Involvement […]

Help SCCM Expand Fundamentals Training in Africa
Critical care remains in its infancy in many low-income countries in Africa. The care that critically ill patients receive in most parts of the continent is often informal, uncoordinated or even absent in many cases, resulting in a fatality rate that’s unacceptably high. In Africa, the mortality rate for head injuries in Benin is 70% […]

Registration Open for Webcast Series on Alarm and Alert Fatigue
Registration is now open for the upcoming two-part webcast series on alarm and alert fatigue from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The series is held in collaboration with the Surgery Section Patient Safety Committee. The first session, Alarm Fatigue: Evidence and Management Strategies, will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1:00 […]

2017 Editions of Current Concepts Available: Adult & Pediatric
Each year, the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) popular precourses, Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care and Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, deliver the latest clinical information relevant to patients in the intensive care unit. These courses are available On Demand and the companion textbooks are available in print and as eBooks. Save over […]

Registration Open for 2017 Critical Care Review Course: Adult
Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course (MCCRC): Adult. The 2017 MCCRC: Adult will be held July 25-29, 2017, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Rosemont offers the convenience and amenities of downtown Chicago but at a lower price, and it’s […]

Efficacy of Combined Intravenous Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) improves clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by a large vessel occlusion. However, it is not known whether intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is of added benefit in patients undergoing MT. Coutinho et al set out to address this unknown. The results indicate that treatment of patients experiencing AIS due […]

Dr. Shoemaker Remembered during 46th Critical Care Congress
William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, one of the critical care community’s great visionaries and founders, was remembered during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 46th Critical Care Congress with a powerful memorial video. Together with his wife, Norma, the Shoemakers were instrumental in founding the Society of Critical Care Medicine, helping to start the organization […]

Congress Talk Centers on Science behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families
You are encouraged to check out video of an informative plenary session from the 46th Critical Care Congress entitled ABCDE and F Bundle: The Science Behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families.  It features E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, FCCM, describing the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) guidelines, reviewing the epidemiology […]

Registration Open for 2017 Study Mission to Cuba
Registration is now open for a unique opportunity to earn continuing education credits during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Study Mission to Cuba, scheduled for December 4 to 9, 2017. Limited spots are available. The Study Mission to Cuba will offer participants the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow Cuban medical professionals […]

New Fundamental Critical Care Support, Sixth Edition
The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course has been updated and enhanced to reflect the latest research and the most effective training approaches in critical care. The sixth edition curriculum emphasizes case-based education, with scenarios that mirror clinical reality. Start planning your course, and order your sixth edition textbook today! Visit www.sccm.org/FCCS or contact the Fundamentals team […]

46th Critical Care Congress On Demand Is Now Available
Now you can experience the stimulating educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress as if you were there. Congress On Demand provides access to the audio recordings and slides from hundreds of individual presentations drawn from the concurrent, joint and plenary educational sessions, as well as the afternoon […]

 

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