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Upcoming Conferences
 Adult Multiprofesional Critical Care Review (MCCR)

July 25, 2017 - July 29, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal 2017

July 30, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult 2017

July 30, 2017 - July 31, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult 2017

August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017 - Rosemont, IL

 ICU Liberation and Animation 2017

September 12, 2017 - September 13, 2017 - Nashville, TN

 

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Molecular Detection of Pathogens
Microbiological diagnosis of infections remains insufficient. The resulting empirical antimicrobial therapy leads to multidrug resistance and inappropriate treatments. Cambau et al therefore evaluated the cost-effectiveness of direct molecular detection of pathogens in blood for patients with severe sepsis, febrile neutropenia, and suspected infective endocarditis. They found that the addition of molecular detection to standard care improves […]

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: SCCMPod-VCCR3 Activated Charcoal in the Overdose […]

Family-Centered Care Award
The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, received this year’s Family-Centered Care Innovation Award in recognition for the unit’s novel methods for providing care to critically ill and injured patients and their families. For the past four years, this multidisciplinary team of neurointensivists, surgeons, nurses, advanced practice providers, […]

NCCARM: Wear Blue Tomorrow
You are encouraged to wear blue tomorrow (May 19) in celebration of National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)! Also, make sure to send us group photos of your ICU team celebrating NCCARM. If you do, you may become a star! That’s because the Society of Critical Care Medicine is seeking to highlight teams from around […]

Ultrasound Early Registration
Take advantage of early registration rates and reserve your seat by June 7, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) summer Critical Care Ultrasound courses, which will be held July 30, 2017, to August 1, 2017, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Registration for the ultrasound courses includes a […]

Critical Care Review Course
The early registration deadline for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course (MCCRC): Adult is Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Course highlights include: Modular course content, allowing for single or multiday registration to meet comprehensive or […]

Congress Abstract Submission
Submit your abstract for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research and case reports for the 47th Critical Care Congress, which will be held February 25 to 28, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in […]

Maternal Sepsis Webinar
Register today for a free webinar offering continuing education credits hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Nurses Association, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses. Leading sepsis experts will discuss the CDC’s recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for […]

Examining Tracheal Intubation
Tracheal intubation is common during adult in-hospital cardiac arrest, but little is known about the association between tracheal intubation and survival in this setting. Andersen et al set out to determine whether tracheal intubation during adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with survival to hospital discharge. They found that among adult patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, […]

Podcast on Family-Centered Care
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-339 Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the ICU, Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Guideline co-chairs Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FAAN, FCCM, and J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, about the recently released “Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU.” Listen to the podcast and […]

Honoring Two Legends
If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to read about the 2017 winners of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Distinguished Investigator Award: Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, and Gordon R. Bernard, MD, respectively. Dr. Kochanek was honored for his contributions to the understanding of traumatic and ischemic brain injury in the field […]

VCCR Podcast Series
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is pleased to announce the Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) Podcast, a new podcast series that will offer in-depth interviews on critical care topics while addressing the most challenging aspects of intensive care unit fellowship and residency. This series complements SCCM’s VCCR program. The first two installments in the series are: […]

Critical Care Awareness Month
May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)! ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients and their families to meet staff and share their progress. Regardless of how you celebrate NCCARM […]

ICU Liberation Conference
Gain strategies for effective implementation of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines during the two-day didactic and simulation conference, ICU Liberation and Animation: Operationalizing the PAD Guidelines Through the ABCDEF Bundle, held in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Internationally-recognized faculty will present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants […]

Shock CE Activity
Experience the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Congress session, The Modern Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Shock, from the comfort of your home or office. This session was supported by an educational grant from La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company. During this complimentary continuing education activity, expert faculty explore emerging […]

Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3
Does the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score more accurately predict in-hospital mortality than the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or severe sepsis criteria among emergency department patients with suspected infection? Freund et al set out to answer this question. They found that among patients presenting to the emergency department setting with suspected infection, the […]

Resources for Researchers
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) awarded a large 5-year R-24 research infrastructure grant to Society member Dale Needham, FCPA, MD, PhD, for a project entitled “Improving Long-Term Outcomes Research for Acute Respiratory Failure.” Dr. Needham is Director of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group, a multidisciplinary clinical and research […]

PANGEA Study Findings
The April 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) released the latest findings from the Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA) study. This study offers a worldwide snapshot of acute neurologic conditions among critically ill children. One-hundred-seven hospital ICUs participated by providing information on children with acute […]

Podcast on Acute Care Research
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-338 Building Global Collaboration in Acute Care Research Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with John C. Marshall, MD, FRCSC, FACS, about his talk given at the 46th Critical Care Congress, “Building Global Collaboration in Acute Care Research.” Listen to the podcast and then watch Dr. Marshall’s Congress talk and familiarize […]

Critical Care Awareness Month
As May approaches, it is time for intensive care unit (ICU) teams to consider how they will celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients […]

 

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