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Upcoming Conferences
 Journal Club Webcast

December 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017

 47th Critical Care Congress

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

 Individual Adult Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 Individual Peds Multidisciplinary CC Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment

March 6, 2018 - March 13, 2018

 

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SCCM Websites Alert: Monday, December 11
The Society of Critical Care Medicine websites will be undergoing maintenance and will be unavailable on Monday, December 11. This may impact registration for meetings and events, purchasing products from the SCCM store, and accessing resources on MySCCM, SCCM.org, MyICUCare.org, and LearnICU.org. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact SCCM Customer […]

Corticosteroid Insufficiency Guidelines Update
The Society of Critical Care Medicine recently released guidelines addressing the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in critically ill patients. Titled “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency (CIRCI) in Critically Ill Patients (Part I),” the article was published in the December 2017 issue of Critical Care […]

Disaster Preparedness
This past year we have seen great tragedy in our world. Be prepared to handle a disastrous event with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) disaster preparedness resources. Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) prepares healthcare professionals to treat victims of natural or man-made mass casualty events. This one-day course, hosted by an institution or taken […]

San Antonio Pediatric Fundamentals Course
Attend the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Simulation Center. PFCCS addresses fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of post-resuscitation management of the critically ill pediatric patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course utilizes didactic […]

Receive Ultrasound Training from Expert Faculty
Register today for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive critical care ultrasound courses featuring education led by expert, nationally recognized faculty, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others. Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San […]

Congress Early Registration
Register by Wednesday, December 20, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress and save over 15% off the registration fee. Register online 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 […]

Predicting Mortality in Patients with Sepsis
Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in critical care, yet it is a heterogeneous syndrome in which patients with otherwise similar presenting clinical characteristics may rapidly progress to death or improve with minimal intervention. Therefore, Mikacenic et al (Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017;196:1004-1011) set out to assess the utility of a multibiomarker-based […]

Voting Now Under Way for SCCM Elections
Voting is now under way for the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Once you have accessed the online ballot here, use your SCCM user name and password to log on. The deadline to vote is November 24, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. […]

New VCCR Podcast
Tune into the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) podcast series for in-depth interviews on critical care topics addressing the most challenging aspects of intensive care unit fellowship and residency. This series complements SCCM’s VCCR program. The latest installment in the series is now available: SCCM Pod-VCCR10 Pathophysiology and […]

SCCM Honors Critical Care Community Members
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is seeking to honor those we lost this year. We ask that you please share the names of any members of the critical care community who passed away. Please send the person’s name, institution, and any additional information you have (e.g, obituary link) to SCCM staff partner Bethany […]

Multidisciplinary Knowledge Assessment Program
Early registration rates end November 22, 2017, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2018 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from March 6 to 13, 2018. The MCCKAP examination is offered online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management. Examination […]

New and Exciting Activities at Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress is drawing near. We have an exciting Congress planned, to include these new and exciting activities! Critical Crosstalk Theater: Participate in stimulating debates hosted by members of SCCM’s specialty sections. Tech Lab: Learn, collaborate, and network with fellow attendees about the latest and best […]

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Antibiotic Timing and Mortality in Sepsis
The current standard of care for sepsis is the early administration of antibiotics. However, efforts to shorten time to antibiotic administration may also cause harm because more patients may receive unnecessary antibiotics. Liu et al  evaluated the association between antibiotic timing and mortality among patients with sepsis receiving antibiotics within 6 hours of emergency department […]

THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative
In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is proud to fund the third round of seed grants to foster an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families. These groups will offer survivors mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions to the challenges […]

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Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes
Blood banks usually function by issuing the oldest available, patient-compatible products first. The goal is to preserve viability and functionality of cells and minimize waste of blood products.  Previous studies have shown conflicting evidence as to whether transfusion of older blood products is related to increased mortality. Therefore, Cooper et al set out to determine […]

APP Leadership On Demand
The On Demand version of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) recent webcast, Developing Leadership in Advanced Practice Providers, is now available for purchase in the SCCM Store. During this session, Ryan M. O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM, Surgical Critical Care of Saint Vincent Hospital, and Tara A. Collins, ACNP, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner and Director, […]

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). Part 2 of the series, Multidisciplinary Care of the Critical Care Patient with Seizures, is now available. Join expert faculty […]

Secure Your Seat for Ultrasound Courses
Secure your seat for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive critical care ultrasound courses which feature a significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one attendee-to-faculty ratio. Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult and Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric and Neonatal will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2018, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in […]

 

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