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Upcoming Conferences
 Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU

August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2016

 PCOR-ICU Collaborative Launch Meeting

September 8, 2016 - September 8, 2016 - Naperville, IL

 Journal Club Webcast

September 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016

 Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results

September 21, 2016 - September 21, 2016

 ECMO Management 2016

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


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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) […]

Sedatives and Their Associations with VAEs and Time to Extubation
Sedative selection is crucial to outcomes in critically ill patients. While benzodiazepines are known to be associated with a longer duration of mechanical ventilation compared to propofol and dexmedetomidine, little data exist comparing these sedatives in association with ventilator-associated events (VAEs). Klompas et al therefore aimed to evaluate the association between these sedatives, VAEs and […]

CCSC Report Addresses Burnout among ICU Professionals
The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) has published a report on burnout syndrome that gives critical care healthcare professionals guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome. After you have read the report, join the conversation on Twitter using […]

SCCM Releases ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines
The Society of Critical Care Medicine recently released guidelines addressing ICU admission, discharge, and triage. Titled “ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines: A Framework to Enhance Clinical Operations, Development of Institutional Policies, and Further Research,” the material was published in the August 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Obtain Free CE Credit with Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress
Earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits by viewing any of the following complimentary webcasts and then applying for credit. The webcasts feature industry-supported sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA. Every Patient Has a Story: Individualizing the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in the […]

Congress Abstract Submission Closes August 3
Submit your original investigative research and case reports and make your contribution to the advancement of critical care. Abstracts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be accepted until noon, Central Daylight Time, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted. If accepted, your […]

Peak Lactate and Patient Outcome Following High-Risk Gastrointestinal Surgery
The association between hyperlactatemia and adverse outcome in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) following gastrointestinal surgery has not been reported. Creagh-Brown et al therefore set out to explore the hypothesis that in a large cohort of gastrointestinal surgical patients, the peak serum lactate (in the first 24 hours) observed in patients admitted to […]

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-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies SCCM Pod-321 Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically […]

Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing to monitor and investigate a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections. The CDC has a dedicated webpage to keep healthcare providers informed of the latest developments. Any questions regarding this outbreak can be directed to the CDC at

Memorial Service for William C. Shoemaker
The memorial service for William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, a founding father of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and its third president, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Aresty Auditorium at the Keck School of Medicine USC (1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, California). Dr. Shoemaker was a key […]

Apply for the 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 […]

ECMO Management Early Registration Deadline is Next Week
The early registration deadline for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ECMO Management course is Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Led by expert faculty and held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, this intense two-day simulation […]




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