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April 7, 2016

Concise Critical Appraisal

Risk Factors for Readmission for Sepsis Survivors

Education

Registration Open for Additional Sepsis Redefined Webcast
2016 Editions of Current Concepts in Adult and Pediatric Critical Care Available
Register for ECMO Management Course
Practice and Prepare with the Adult and Pediatric Board Review Courses

SCCM News

Last Call: Apply Now for SCCM Awards
Attend a PCOR-ICU Collaborative Live Informational Session
SCCM Mourns the Loss of Dr. Shoemaker
Nominate an FCCM Colleague for MCCM Designation
Risk Factors for Readmission for Sepsis Survivors

Hospital readmission is common after sepsis, yet the relationship between the index admission and readmission remains poorly understood. Sun et al sought to examine the relationship between infection during the index acute care hospitalization and readmission and to identify potentially modifiable factors during the index sepsis hospitalization associated with readmission.

They confirmed that the majority of unplanned hospital readmissions after sepsis are due to an infection. They also found that patients with sepsis at admission who developed a hospital-acquired infection, and those who received a longer duration of antibiotics, appear to be high-risk groups for unplanned, all-cause 30-day readmissions and infection-related 30-day readmissions.

Read the full Concise Critical Appraisal by logging in to the SCCM eCommunity. Concise Critical Appraisal is a regular feature aimed at highlighting the best and most relevant literature from a variety of academic journals and encouraging discussion around recent studies and research.

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Registration Open for Additional Sepsis Redefined Webcast

Registration is now open for the upcoming webcast, “Sepsis Redefined,” from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Due to the overwhelming popularity of the original webcast, a second webcast featuring the same content will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time for those who were unable to attend.

Moderated by Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, FCCM, this webcast will feature leading sepsis experts who will discuss the recently published The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) and a related response that has been provided by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC). Preparation for this webcast may include review of the primary Sepsis-3 manuscript available from the Journal of the American Medical Association and the SSC statement responding to Sepsis-3.

Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, FCCP, will explore such topics as the rationale for the new definitions of sepsis and septic shock, the quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) and how this definition might apply to bedside sepsis screening.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) and related clinical assessment tools
  • Recognize the rationale behind the new definitions for sepsis and septic shock
  • Understand the relationship of the new sepsis definitions to bedside screening and treatment of sepsis patients

This 90-minute webcast will take place Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.

Register online today using your Customer ID and password. Registration is complimentary. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Keep the discussion going on Twitter by using #SepsisRedefined. Join the #SepsisRedefined conversation group for updates on upcoming Twitter Chats on this topic.

This webcast is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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2016 Editions of Current Concepts in Adult and Pediatric Critical Care Available

Each year, the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) popular Congress precourses, Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care and Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, deliver the latest clinical information relevant to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). These courses are now available On Demand and the companion textbooks are available in print and as eBooks.

Save over 10% by purchasing the Adult or Pediatric bundle, which include the 2016 book and unlimited access to the On Demand course.

The 2016 version of Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care features the following topics:

  • Decoding Patient Safety and Quality in the ICU
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Management of the Burn-Injured Patient
  • Emergency Airway Management

The 2016 version of Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care features the following topics:

  • Updates on New and Cutting-Edge Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tracheostomies in the Pediatric ICU
  • Choice of Ventilator Mode in the Pediatric ICU

All of the Current Concepts resources are available for purchase. Visit www.sccm.org/AdultCC or www.sccm.org/PediatricCC. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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Register for ECMO Management Course

Registration is open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ECMO Management course. Explore the basic management principles common to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) programs for both adult and pediatric patients in this intense two-day simulation course.

Receive a comprehensive overview of ECMO programs while rotating through lectures and simulation scenarios. Each simulation group will have a maximum ratio of six participants to one facilitator.

This course will be held September 29 and 30, 2016, at the University of Arizona Center for Simulation and Innovation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

Register online today with your Customer ID and password or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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Last Call: Apply Now for SCCM Awards

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers numerous awards that recognize dedication and contributions to the field in a variety of areas. Nominate yourself or a colleague, or recognize your entire intensive care unit (ICU) team. Most award recipients receive complimentary registration to the 46th Critical Care Congress. Apply for these opportunities by August 1, 2016.

Dr. Joseph and Rae Brown Award – Recognize an SCCM member who has advanced multiprofessional quality care at the regional or local level through exceptional leadership contributions that have furthered the vision and mission of chapters or affiliates.

Grenvik Family Award for Ethics – Acknowledge an SCCM member who has made significant contributions toward addressing ethical problems in critical care.

Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence – Recognize an SCCM nurse member who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, education and/or administration in the field of critical care.

Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management – Nominate an SCCM member who has made significant contributions to the design and/or implementation of evidence-based practices that have improved clinical, operational or fiscal outcomes.

Family-Centered Care Innovation Award – Commend an ICU team that has succeeded in instituting a novel approach to compassionate care and has a desire to share that innovation with other teams.

Dharmapuri Vidyasagar Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – Recognize an individual for sustained exemplary and pioneering achievement in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children.

THRIVE Innovation Award – Recognize an individual, team or center for innovation in partnership that addresses the needs of survivors of critical illness, including the family, to optimize recovery through novel paradigms of care delivery, improved coordination of care and/or the design and implementation of virtual or in-person support groups.

Safar Global Partner Award – Recognize individuals and/or institutions making material contributions to SCCM’s achievement of its international strategic priorities.

ICU Design Citation Applications Due August 15

Submit your application for the ICU Design Citation, which is co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health. The award recognizes an operating critical care unit designed with attention to both functional and humanitarian issues.

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Practice and Prepare with the Adult and Pediatric Board Review Courses

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Adult and Pediatric Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Courses (MCCBRC) set the standard in board preparation. Whether you need to certify, recertify or simply review, MCCBRC provides an excellent update and thorough overview of the field.

Receive 4.5 days of expert guidance on the core areas of critical care medicine. MCCBRC includes interactive board preparation sessions using audience response technology and features practice questions, answers and rationales. Participants benefit by fulfilling continuing education requirements and gaining accurate assessments of their knowledge in critical care.

As a registered participant, you will receive the course syllabus, online access to practice questions, post-course audio recordings of each lecture and networking opportunities with colleagues and world-renowned experts in critical care.

The 2016 board review courses will be held in a new location: the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Rosemont offers the convenience and amenities of downtown Chicago but at a lower price, and it’s just minutes from O’Hare International Airport. The courses will be held July 19-23, 2016.

Register online for the adult or pediatric course using your customer ID and password or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Visit www.sccm.org/adultboardreview or www.sccm.org/pediatricboardreview for more details.

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Attend a PCOR-ICU Collaborative Live Informational Session

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is launching a new collaborative aimed at helping hospitals implement patient and family engagement programs.

The Society is seeking 50 intensive care unit (ICU) teams based in the United States interested in participating in the PCOR-ICU Collaborative: Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients and Families Through Research Dissemination and Implementation. Adult and pediatric ICUs will be considered. The deadline to submit an application is June 15, 2016.

Want to learn more about this unique collaborative opportunity?

Attend a complimentary informational call with Collaborative leaders Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM. They will take questions and provide information about the application process, Collaborative goals, and much more.

  • Monday, May 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Central Time
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Central Time

Access Information

  • Dial-in telephone number: +1 866 740-1260
  • Access code: 8277157
  • No registration required
  • Complimentary

Visit www.sccm.org/PCOR to learn more about the application process and the many potential initiatives within the Collaborative.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. This program is funded through a PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award (2626-SCCM).

Are you attending the 2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition® May 16 to 19, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA? If so, please visit the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at Booth #3408 and enter to win a free Apple iPad®. Enduring materials offering continuing medical education credits from the Society’s 45th Critical Care Congress will be available.

Information about joining the new PCOR-ICU Collaborative will also be available. Dr. Kleinpell will be taking questions in the SCCM booth from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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SCCM Mourns the Loss of Dr. Shoemaker

The critical care community lost one of its great visionaries and founders with the passing of William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, at age 93.

Together with his wife, Norma, the Shoemakers were instrumental in founding the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), helping to start the organization from the ground up.

Dr. Shoemaker was a key voice in the effort to have critical care considered a specialized area of medicine, and was a staunch believer that optimal critical care should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team. He served as the third SCCM president, from 1973 to 1974.

One of Dr. Shoemaker’s most impressive undertakings was serving as the first editor of Critical Care Medicine. In 1972, with a subscription base of only 100 SCCM members, he was instrumental in working with a publisher to found the journal and solicit articles for the then bimonthly publication. He remained editor until 1991, by which time the journal was published monthly and was one of the most well-respected resources in the field.

Today, the robust state of critical care and of the Society is due in large part to the trailblazing efforts of Dr. Shoemaker and his wife. He will be dearly missed by friends and colleagues alike.

The Society invites you to leave a kind note, share a memory or offer you condolences on its tribute page for Dr. Shoemaker.

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Nominate an FCCM Colleague for MCCM Designation

Fellows of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) are invited to nominate their FCCM colleagues for the Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) designation. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2016.

Master members of the College have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions in research and education, as well as service to the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the field of critical care. They have achieved national and international professional prominence due to personal character, leadership and eminence in clinical practice. Candidates must have been a Fellow for at least 10 years.

For additional information on the MCCM designation, please contact Carol Prendergast at cprendergast@sccm.org or +1 847 827-6826.

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