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 ICU Liberation and Animation 2017

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

 How to Code and Bill for Critical Care Services

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017

 Journal Club Webcast

September 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017

 47th Critical Care Congress

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


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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 […]

Addressing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
You are encouraged to check out an informative article centered on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) that was recently published in U.S. News & World Report. After reading the article, you are encouraged to learn more about what the Society of Critical Care Medicine is doing to combat PICS. Also, make sure to keep the conversation […]

Raising Malnutrition Awareness
You are encouraged to participate in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s (ASPEN) sixth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™, which will take place September 18–22, 2017. The purpose of this week is to raise public awareness as pertains to malnutrition and encourage healthcare professionals to assess for malnutrition and intervene early if appropriate. Malnutrition […]

Podcast Discusses PANGEA Study
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-345 International Survey of Critically Ill Children with Acute Neurological Insults, Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Ericka L. Fink, MD, MS, about the Prevalence of Acute Critical Neurological Disease in Children: A Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA) study. Published in the April 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical […]

World Sepsis Congress
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 […]

Africa Needs Our Support
In many African countries, critical care medicine remains informal, uncoordinated, or even absent. A shortage of trained healthcare providers can put thousands of sick and injured patients at risk every day. To help address these issues, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will send healthcare providers to the All Africa Anaesthesia Congress in Abuja, […]

Congress Abstract Presentations
Expand your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. The Society’s annual Congress will be held February 25 to 28, 2018, […]

Examining Chest Compressions
Mechanical chest compression (CC) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with AutoPulse or LUCAS devices has not improved survival from cardiac arrest. Cohort studies suggest risk of excess damage. Therefore, Koster et al studied the safety of mechanical CC compared with manual CC, as pertains to excess damage in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest or with out-of-hospital […]

Apply for Pharmacist Traineeship
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its Critical Care Concentrated Traineeship. During this 5-month, ACPE-accredited educational experience, trainees will receive intensive distance and experiential training that accelerates their ability to be the medication expert on interdisciplinary teams to optimize the safety, quality and care of […]

VCCR: Online Trainee Education
Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR): Adult and Pediatric are designed to better prepare students, residents, and fellows to contribute to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill adult or pediatric patient during their intensive care unit rounds. VCCR, the enhanced replacement for the adult and pediatric Resident ICU (RICU) programs, features: Professionally-narrated modules with […]

FCCS: Tropical Diseases Course
The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) program has expanded its scope of course offerings with the FCCS: Tropical Diseases course. Developed to educate learners about the transmission, symptoms, management, and prevention of tropical disease, the FCCS: Tropical Diseases course combines the FCCS core curriculum with information needed for the initial identification and care of infected […]

Focal Seizures CE Series
Making the Connection: Improving ICU Healthcare Teams’ Response and Management of Focal Seizures is a two-part complimentary interactive educational program designed to improve the diagnosis and management of focal seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU). Early Diagnosis and Individualized Management of Focal Seizures in the Intensive Care Unit, part 1 of this series, is […]

ICU Liberation Reduced Registration
Reduced registration rates end August 16, 2017, for ICU Liberation and Animation: Operationalizing the PAD Guidelines Through the ABCDEF Bundle, which will be held September 12 and 13, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.  Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. […]

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, […]




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