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Upcoming Conferences
 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult

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

 Journal Club Webcast

August 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017

 

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Abstract Submission Ending
Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care. Submit your abstract for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress, which will be held February 25 to 28, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Abstracts may be submitted until noon Central Daylight Time on August 2, 2017. Complimentary […]

Discovery Call for Proposals
Discovery, the Critical Care Network, is encouraging members to submit proposals for review and discussion at upcoming Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings. The Discovery Clinical Investigators Meetings provide an opportunity for investigators to present clinical proposals in an inclusive and supportive environment. For this call for proposals, accepted proposals will have the opportunity to present at […]

Examining Angiotensin II
Vasodilatory shock that does not respond to high-dose vasopressors is associated with high mortality. Khanna et al therefore investigated the effectiveness of angiotensin II for the treatment of patients with this condition. They found that angiotensin II effectively increased blood pressure in patients with vasodilatory shock that did not respond to high doses of conventional […]

Pediatric Nutrition Support Guidelines
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) recently released guidelines addressing nutrition support therapy in the critically ill pediatric patient. Titled “Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society […]

Research Grants
The deadline to apply for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Research Grants is August 1, 2017. Applications are being accepted for investigator-initiated research focused on improving patient care both during and after an intensive care unit stay. SCCM member researchers are encouraged to apply; grant support will begin in 2018. The Society offers […]

Earn Free CE Online
The opportunity to earn free continuing education credits is still available for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF), supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Monograph is an electronic publication available in the […]

Study Mission to Cuba
The deadline to register for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Study Mission to Cuba, is approaching. Space is limited and filling up fast. Register by August 1, 2017, for this unique opportunity to earn continuing education, which is scheduled for December 4 to 9, 2017. Continuing medical education credits are available for physicians, […]

Critical Care Review Course
There is still time to register for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course (MCCRC): Adult, to be held July 25 to 29, 2017, in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Attend the full 4.5 days or participate in the day(s) that features relevant topics specific to your learning needs. Tuesday: Respiratory Disease, Mechanical Ventilation, […]

Evaluating Transfusion Strategies
Cancer patients are at increased risk of septic shock. Therefore, Bergamin et al set out to assess whether a restrictive strategy of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion reduces 28-day mortality when compared with a liberal strategy in cancer patients with septic shock. They observed a survival trend favoring a liberal transfusion strategy in cancer patients […]

ICU Design Citation Award
Applications for the ICU Design Citation award are now being accepted. Co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health, this award honors a critical care unit that combines functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care. […]

Healthcare-Associated Infection Podcast
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a podcast series as part of its Healthcare-Associated Infection Program. In this series of podcasts, senior leaders from the field are interviewed about their efforts to reduce the rate of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospital intensive […]

PBS Features ICU Liberation Team
“I am very aware that I am not the same person who went into the hospital with sepsis,” said intensive care unit (ICU) survivor Paul Turpin in an interview with PBS NewsHour. This broadcast, entitled, Why a Stay in the ICU Can Leave Patients Worse Off, shares the story of Turpin’s experience with post-intensive care […]

Resolution on Sepsis
On May 26, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. During this assembly, delegates agreed on a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, outlining these important actions for WHO: Urge governments to strengthen policies and processes related to sepsis and emphasize the importance […]

Journal Impact Factors
The 2016 impact factors for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) two journals, Critical Care Medicine (CCM) and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM), have been released. CCM’s impact factor is now 7.050, and PCCM’s impact factor is now 3.495. Stay up to date with these top journals in critical care by subscribing to their […]

Earn Free CE Online
The opportunity to earn free continuing education credits is still available for 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. It is available as an electronic publication, Chronic Heart Failure Monograph. It contains discussions from experts […]

Nutrition Research Workshop
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) newly released Self-Directed Nutrition Research Workshop: From Bench to Bedside provides a flexible learning experience with access to more than 5 hours of cutting-edge content including implementation of new guidelines, pilot study results, and implications of nutrition and mobility, circadian rhythms, and lipid mediators. This complimentary course also features: […]

ICU Liberation Early Registration
Register by July 19, 2017, to receive the lowest rates for ICU Liberation and Animation: Operationalizing the PAD Guidelines Through the ABCDEF Bundle. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Course participants will gain strategies for effective implementation of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines during […]

Congress Registration Open
Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 47th Critical Care Congress, the largest multiprofessional critical care event of the year. Register today using your customer ID and password or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. The 2018 Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical […]

Sepsis and Therapeutic Interventions
The global burden of sepsis is substantial. Therefore, in a retrospective before-after clinical study, Marik et al compared the outcome and clinical course of consecutive septic patients treated with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine during a seven-month period (treatment group) at an intensive care unit (ICU) at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital compared to a […]

Research Grants
Applications are now being accepted for investigator-initiated research focused on improving patient care both during and after an intensive care unit stay. SCCM member researchers should apply by August 1, 2017, to be considered for grant support in 2018. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers several funding opportunities through the SCCM Research Grants […]

 

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