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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 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 […]

2017 Edition of Award Winning ICU Designs
The 2017 edition of Award Winning ICU Designs is now available. Functional intensive care unit (ICU) design is crucial to delivering quality critical care. To honor the best examples of such design, an annual awards program is cosponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the American Institute of […]

SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress a Resounding Success
Thank you all for making the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, a great success! The 2017 Congress provided more than 6,000 critical care clinicians from around the world with unique opportunities to network with leadership in critical care and experience enlightened and innovative learning experiences. Videos […]

Congress Session Centers on Physician-Assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS/E) is a topic of intense debate in society, not least among critical care medicine specialists, who treat many patients at or near the end of life. Core ethical issues involved in PAS/E were discussed and debated at a Congress session entitled Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Intensive Care Unit: […]

Culture Negative Severe Sepsis: Nationwide Trends and Outcomes
Although 28% to 49% of severe sepsis hospitalizations have been described as being “culture negative,” there are very limited data on the epidemiology and outcomes of those with culture negative severe sepsis (CNSS). The objectives of a study by Gupta et al were to investigate the proportion and trends of CNSS and its association with […]

SCCM Announces New Critical Care Research Network: Discovery
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently unveiled its newest endeavor: Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network (#DiscoveryNet). Through Discovery, SCCM will foster collaborative research to promote the advancement of science in the field to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. Discovery will seek to exponentially increase research in the critical care […]

Updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines
Updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines (available in both Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine) were released during the 46th Critical Care Congress, along with a viewpoint and synopsis published in JAMA. Materials are available at Affiliated materials released in conjunction with the guidelines include: – A Users’ Guide to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Critical […]

New Publication Available on Adult and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) latest publication, Mechanical Ventilation: Essentials for Current Adult and Pediatric Practice, highlights new practices in managing adult and pediatric critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation. Clinicians will find discussions on adult and pediatric populations valuable, regardless of their specialty. The text focuses on specific diseases and disorders, […]

Registration Deadline Approaching for 2017 MCCKAP Examination
The registration deadline is February 8, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). Register online using your customer ID and password. The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017. The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, […]

Check Out Congress with Critical Connections Live
Can’t join us in Hawaii? You can still be part of the late-breaking and most controversial sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress. Tune in Monday, January 23, 2017, for Critical Connections Live. Visit and follow hashtag #SCCMLive. Programming begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) (see […]

Listen to the Latest iCritical Care Podcasts
If you haven’t checked out our iCritical Care podcasts, listen to the latest releases and subscribe! Loyal listeners and newcomers, be sure to rate us on iTunes. Learn more at SCCM Pod-332 Dexmedetomidine Use in Critically-Ill Children with Acute Respiratory Failure SCCM Pod-331 Bleeding Management and Reversal Strategies for the DOAC Patient: New and […]

Effects of Epinephrine on Cerebral Oxygenation during CPR
Epinephrine has been presumed to improve cerebral oxygen delivery during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but animal and registry studies suggest that epinephrine-induced capillary vasoconstriction may decrease cerebral capillary blood flow and worsen neurological outcome. The effect of epinephrine on cerebral oxygenation during CPR has not been documented in the clinical setting. Therefore, Deakin et al examined […]

Airway Driving Pressure and Lung Stress in ARDS Patients
Since the first description of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the 1960s, numerous studies have sought the optimal tidal volume, positive end-expiratory pressure, plateau pressure, and inspired fraction of oxygen to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Chiumello et al set out to evaluate if airway driving pressure could accurately predict lung stress in ARDS patients. […]

Critical Connections Live Broadcast from Congress
Can’t come to this year’s Critical Care Congress? View live sessions, interactive interviews and highlights at Critical Connections Live. Tune in Monday, January 23, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) (see more time zones). Join us at and follow the hashtag #SCCMLive. To receive a reminder to tune in, please provide […]

Participate in Industry Education at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. Each year, industry partners invest significant resources in research and development, placing them at the cutting edge of clinical practice. Take advantage of […]




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