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Upcoming Conferences
 Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers

September 27, 2017 - September 27, 2017

 Journal Club Webcast

October 20, 2017 - October 20, 2017

 47th Critical Care Congress

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

 Individual Adult Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 Individual Peds Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 

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Central Mexico Earthquake
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to the recent earthquake in Central Mexico. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected area and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected area and is poised […]

Hurricane Maria
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to Hurricane Maria. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected regions and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected areas and is poised to send calls for volunteers should […]

Publication for Patients and Families
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new publication, Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families, covers 13 comprehensive topics and resources in plain language so that patients and families can make better-informed decisions about their care. This booklet is perfect for individual family use, to be offered in waiting rooms, or loaned […]

Free CE Opportunity
The opportunity to earn free continuing education (CE) credits will expire on October 31, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) electronic publication, Chronic Heart Failure Monograph, from the 2016 Congress session, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure, supported by an educational grant from Amgen. The monograph contains discussions […]

Critical Care Review Resources
If you weren’t able to attend the recent Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course (MCCRC): Adult, you can still experience the complete line of adult critical care review solutions. These resources can be customized to meet your goals, schedule, and learning style. Benefit from high-quality educational programming and flexible, effective self-study options. ENHANCE your learning experience with the Comprehensive […]

Pre- and Post-Congress Sessions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you well-informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. Attend a pre- and/or post-Congress educational session. Each course is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. This […]

Webcast on APP Leadership Development
Register today for the upcoming webcast, Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. This webcast will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. In an ever-changing healthcare environment, an increasing amount of nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), […]

Optimal Position for Intubation
Hypoxemia is the most common complication during endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults. Intubation in the ramped position has been hypothesized to prevent hypoxemia by increasing functional residual capacity and decreasing the duration of intubation, but has never been studied outside of the operating room. Therefore, Semler et al conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing […]

Call for Abstracts
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM2018) is calling for abstracts for the English Sessions (oral presentation). Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2017.

Antibiotics for Treating Sepsis
Liaisons from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine recently released recommendations for the use of antibiotics for the treatment of sepsis. Titled “Sepsis National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measure (SEP-1): Multi-stakeholder Work Group Recommendations for Appropriate Antibiotics for the Treatment […]

SCCM Journal Seeks Associate Editor
Research, teaching and clinical work in critical care medicine are increasingly reliant on data generated by many devices, accumulated in diverse databases, pre-processed according to unique study requirements, analyzed with sophisticated tools, and reported with composite outcomes. Readers of Critical Care Medicine rely on its reviewers and editors to evaluate manuscripts using very large datasets. […]

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
Last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the opening of a docket to obtain information on effective methods for achieving implementation of water management programs (WMPs) intended to reduce Legionella growth and transmission in buildings at increased risk. The information will inform CDC efforts to prevent Legionnaires’ disease in the […]

CDC Health Advisory
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State and Local Health Departments, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating an increase in reported cases of cyclosporiasis. Learn more by reading the CDC’s health advisory.

Sepsis Awareness Month
As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, the Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Health Organization are teaming up to host the World Sepsis Congress (WSC) Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on September 12, 2017. The WSC Spotlight is a free online congress in which 25 renowned experts from all around the world will give presentations on all aspects […]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected regions and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected areas and is poised to send […]

Register for Ultrasound Courses
Join the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in San Antonio, Texas, USA, for the two-day critical care ultrasound courses. Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Focused ultrasound examinations in the critical care setting have […]

Webcast on APP Onboarding
Register today for the upcoming webcast, Processes that Maximize Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Onboarding and Competency, from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. This webcast will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Bringing new APPs, including nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), onboard is […]

Coding and Billing Webcast
Participate in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, Understanding How to Code and Bill for Critical Care Services, to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Deb Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-1, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP, a nationally recognized coding and documentation expert from Karen Zupko & Associates, […]

mRNA Expression of CD74 and IL10
Intensive care unit-acquired infections (IAIs) result in increased hospital and intensive care unit stay, costs and mortality. To date, no biomarker has shown sufficient evidence and ease of application in clinical routine for the identification of patients at risk of IAI. Therefore, Peronnet et al evaluated the association of the systemic mRNA expression of two […]

Examining Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
A decreased frequency of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a possible association of proton pump inhibitor use with Clostridium difficile and ventilator-associated pneumonia have raised concerns recently. The Reevaluating the Inhibition of Stress Erosions (REVISE) Pilot Trial determined the feasibility of undertaking a larger trial investigating the efficacy and safety of withholding proton pump inhibitors in […]

 

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