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February 15, 2018

Concise Critical Appraisal

Neurologic and Functional Morbidity in the PICU

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Check Out Congress with Critical Connections Live
Participate in Industry Education at Congress

SCCM News

Discovery Call for Proposals
Apply Now for THRIVE Post-ICU Clinic Grant
Neurologic and Functional Morbidity in the PICU

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is the developoment of new or worsening psychological, neurologic, and/or functional morbidities arising after critical illness. Primarily researched in adults, an increasing body of literature describes these deficits in children. Shein et al (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017;18:1106-1113) sought to characterize the acute and more long-term neurofunctional outcomes of a specific population of critically ill children—those younger than 2 years old with acute bronchiolitis.

Their study findings determined that, in two large, multicenter databases, neurologic and functional morbidity were common among previously healthy children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with bronchiolitis.

Read the full Concise Critical Appraisal here. 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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Check Out Congress with Critical Connections Live

Can’t join us in San Antonio? You can still be part of the late-breaking and most controversial sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Tune in Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for Critical Connections Live.

Visit www.sccm.org/Live and follow hashtag #SCCMLive. Programming begins at 7:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) (see more time zones).

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Critical Connections Live Program Schedule

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CST
Congress highlights and interviews with key members of the critical care community, SCCM leaders, and attendees
Live Session: Sepsis: A Threat that Needs a Global Solution
Session Debrief Guest: Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, MCCM

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
Congress highlights and interviews with key members of the critical care community, SCCM leaders, and attendees
Presidential Address: High-Value Care
Live Session: International Critical Care Trials Network: Completed and Ongoing Trials
Session Debrief Guests: Ognjen Gajic, MD, FCCM, and Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, FCCM

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CST
Congress highlights and interviews with key members of the critical care community, SCCM leaders, and attendees
Live Session: Bioelectronic Medicine: A Jump-Start in Critical Illness
Session Debrief Guest: Timothy G. Buchman, MD, PhD, MCCM

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
Special Guest Panel: Surviving Sepsis Collaborative Success Stories
Congress highlights and interviews with key members of the critical care community, SCCM leaders, and attendees
Live Session: Controversies in the Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis
Session Debrief Guest: Christa A. Schorr, DNP, MSN, RN

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Participate in Industry Education at Congress

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. Each year, industry partners invest significant resources in research and development, placing them at the cutting edge of clinical practice. Take advantage of one of the many industry education opportunities offered.

Promotional Symposia
These noncontinuing medical education programs are directly sponsored by industry partners and provide insight into the latest developments, such as the introduction of Vabomere™ (meropenem and vaborbactam), management of patients with bacteremia, nasal high-flow therapy, and treatment considerations in distributive shock.

Promotional symposia take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Attendance is complimentary.

In-Booth Education
Visit the Exhibit Hall to gain new ideas and a heightened level of awareness on clinical topics and new technologies through in-booth learning opportunities. In-booth education will take place during normal Exhibit Hall hours:

Sunday, February 25, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Monday, February 26, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor-Sponsored Industry Education Workshops
Attend sessions in either of two enclosed theaters on the show floor at the exhibitor-sponsored industry education workshops, located in the Exhibit Hall. Increase your learning opportunities and gain insight on a late-breaking technology or clinical technique.

For full details, visit the Congress Industry Education Web page.

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Discovery Call for Proposals

Gain valuable peer feedback on your clinical proposal by submitting your clinical research proposal to Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network. Proposals will be accepted from January 15, 2018, through March 12, 2018.

Submit your proposal online today.

Accepted proposals will be presented at a 2018 Clinical Investigators Meeting, where investigators will receive:

  • An opportunity to obtain written feedback on their proposal from the Discovery Steering Committee before they present at the meeting
  • Peer feedback and discussion on the presented proposal
  • Access to site expansion opportunities for their research
  • Formal letter endorsing the proposal from Discovery, the Critical Research Network, which may aid in future funding requests

2018 Clinical Investigator Meetings

  • May 21, 2018: This meeting will be held during the American Thoracic Society’s annual conference in San Diego, California, USA.
  • October 1, 2018: This meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
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Apply Now for THRIVE Post-ICU Clinic Grant

The Society of Critical Medicine, through the THRIVE Initiative, is offering up to seven $1,000 grants aimed at fostering a network of hospitals focused on developing post-intensive care unit (ICU) clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors. Recipients will share and gain knowledge in how to set up and sustain a post-ICU clinic and will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in growing the network. Goals of this collaborative are to:

  • Improve patient outcomes after ICU discharge
  • Address post-intensive care syndrome using a multidisciplinary team
  • Decrease readmission rates and morbidities
  • Improve quality of life for patients after critical illness
  • Collect data on quality improvement

Applications for 2018 are now open online and are due by May 1, 2018. For more information, visit the THRIVE Post-ICU Clinic Collaborative website.

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