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September 29, 2016 - September 30, 2016 - Phoenix, AZ

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October 21, 2016 - October 21, 2016

 ICU Liberation Pediatric ABCDEF Collaborative

November 1, 2016 - November 1, 2016 - Mount Prospect, IL

 ICU Liberation Adult ABCDEF Collaborative

November 9, 2016 - November 9, 2016 - Naperville, IL

 Journal Club Webcast

November 18, 2016 - November 18, 2016

 

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Long-Term Quality of Life Among Survivors of Severe Sepsis
Severe sepsis currently accounts for 10% of all intensive care unit admissions and is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Studies have shown that sepsis survivors suffer from many long-term after-effects. Among survivors, mobility and the ability to perform daily activities tend to be limited and are used as markers of quality of […]

Join the CDC in Marking Sepsis Awareness Month
In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month this September, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sponsored and/or promoted numerous events stressing the importance of detecting this life-threatening condition early and taking preventative measures. Help to continue raising awareness by participating in the CDC’s webinar, Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition, on Thursday, […]

SCCM Releases Policy Statement Regarding Interventions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine and four other major critical care organizations have recently released a policy statement endorsing a seven-step process to resolve disagreements about potentially inappropriate treatments. Titled “Defining Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions: A Policy Statement from the Society of Critical Medicine Ethics Committee,” the material was published in the September […]

No Cost, Online CE Activities on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Earn free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from 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. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Tailoring […]

Reserve Your Spot for Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results
Reserve your spot for the second installment of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) two-part ICU Liberation webcast series. “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results” will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants and nonparticipants of the ongoing ICU Liberation ABCDEF […]

Register for Pre- and Post-Congress Educational Sessions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th 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. The pre- and post-Congress educational sessions reflect the most up-to-date topics and evidence-based information so you can incorporate the latest clinical treatments and […]

Intensive BP Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage
Limited data are available to guide the choice of a target for the systolic blood-pressure level when treating acute hypertensive response in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Qureshi et al therefore randomly assigned eligible participants with intracerebral hemorrhage and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of five or more to a systolic blood-pressure target of 110 to […]

Last Week of September Dedicated to Raising Malnutrition Awareness
You are encouraged to participate in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s (ASPEN) fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™, which will take place September 26-30, 2016. 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 […]

New Podcast Follows Up on SSC Concepts and Implementation
In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-326 Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Creating Spread for Quality Improvement, Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Jane Taylor, Ed.D, about quality improvement science and her contributions to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. This podcast follows up on the concepts addressed in the Campaign’s Spreading Quality Just in Time series—a series […]

Join the CDC in Marking Sepsis Awareness Month
September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring and/or promoting numerous events to stress the importance of detecting this life-threatening condition early and taking preventative measures. All events to be held in September dovetail nicely with a Vital Signs report released by the CDC late last […]

Register for Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results
Register today for the second installment of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) two-part ICU Liberation webcast series. “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results” will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants and nonparticipants of the ongoing ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle […]

Participate in Twitter Chat Centered on Sepsis
You are encouraged to participate in a twitter chat on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (CT) that will feature Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News discussing sepsis. Dr. Richard Besser is the Chief Health and Medical Editor for ABC News. To participate, use #abcDrBchat. This chat is part of World Sepsis Day, which […]

Register for January Ultrasound Courses
Focused ultrasound examinations in the critical care setting have become an extension of the clinical assessment because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Assist in immediate patient management by learning or enhancing point-of-care skills during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) critical care ultrasound courses. Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret […]

Free CE Credit Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress
If you were unable to attend the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA, or simply couldn’t make it to all sessions of interest, you can still experience several popular industry-supported sessions online. Review the content at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home […]

Reserve Your Spot for Upcoming ICU Liberation Webcasts
Reserve your spot for the upcoming two-part webcast, “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU” and “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results,” from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series. The webcasts will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants […]

The Efficacy of Platelet Transfusion
Platelet transfusion after acute spontaneous primary intracerebral hemorrhage in people taking antiplatelet therapy might reduce death or dependence by reducing the extent of the hemorrhage. Baharoglu et al therefore aimed to investigate whether platelet transfusion with standard care, compared with standard care alone, reduced death or dependence after intracerebral hemorrhage associated with antiplatelet therapy use. […]

ASHP Foundation Accepting Applications for Critical Care Traineeship
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 traineeships, including one focused on critical care. All of the traineeships are five-month programs that include distance learning and onsite experiential training. Critical Care Concentrated is an ACPE-accredited educational experience that enables pharmacists to develop and maintain […]

Survey: Management of Death by Neurologic Criteria in Pediatric Patients
You are encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by a team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and NYU Langone Medical Center that addresses management of death by neurologic criteria (brain death) in pediatric patients. The goals of this survey are to learn about the views and experiences of pediatric intensivists with management of death […]

Application Deadline for Research Grants is Approaching
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is accepting applications for the THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery and the SCCM-Weil Research Grant. SCCM member researchers may submit an application by August 12, 2016, to be considered for grant support in 2017. THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery Through generous funding from SCCM, the THRIVE […]

Webcasts: Interprofessional Team Coaching in ICU
Registration is now open for the upcoming two-part webcast, “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU” and “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results,” from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series, which will be moderated by Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM. The webcasts will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) […]

 

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