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February 18, 2016

Concise Critical Appraisal

Tidal Volume and Its Association with Noninvasive Ventilation Outcome

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Tidal Volume and Its Association with Noninvasive Ventilation Outcome

A low or moderate expired tidal volume can be difficult to achieve during noninvasive ventilation for de novo acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. To see if this is a cause for concern, Carteaux et al set out to assess expired tidal volume and its association with noninvasive ventilation outcome.

They found that a low expired tidal volume is almost impossible to achieve in the majority of patients receiving noninvasive ventilation for de novo acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, and a high expired tidal volume is independently associated with noninvasive ventilation failure.
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Carry the Entire Congress Program in the Palm of Your Hand

Get ready for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress by downloading the Congress App. Access complete listings of the sessions, business meetings and abstracts. Build your own schedule and connect with colleagues. New this year, check in to your attended sessions to expedite claiming CE after the meeting.

The Congress App is now available within the newly released SCCM App. Download the SCCM App and navigate to the Congress icon. The Congress App is sponsored by Sage Therapeutics.

Download the SCCM App at www.sccm.org/SCCMApp or search “SCCM” in Google Play or the iTunes store.

All of SCCM’s resources are in one central location with the SCCM App!

  • Access the 45th Critical Care Congress App
  • Access the Surviving Sepsis Campaign App
  • Download or stream all iCritical Care episodes
  • Search the SCCM Member Directory
  • View and download SCCM Guidelines
  • Access News and Career Central Updates
  • Much more!

Register for Congress online today using your Customer ID and password or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Registration for Congress will also be accepted on site at the Orange County Convention Center. The SCCM registration desk will be located in the West C Lobby and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016 – 5:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Participate in a Pre-Congress Educational Session

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress is just around the corner and will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you well-informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. The pre-Congress educational sessions reflect the most up-to-date topics and evidence-based information so you can incorporate the latest clinical treatments and administrative strategies into your everyday practice.

Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Advances in Veterinary Critical Care
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course
  • Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care

Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Advanced Practice Providers in the ICU: Finances and Productivity (half-day course)
  • Adult Airway Management in the Critically Ill
  • Fundamentals Faculty Academy
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: From Cardiovascular Physiology to Applied Intensive Care Medicine
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Strategies and Implementation

Space for each course is limited, so register today to guarantee your spot. If you plan to attend a course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you wish to attend a course and not attend Congress, register in the SCCM store by searching for the course title. If you have already registered for Congress and would like to attend a course, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to have it added to your existing registration.

Build your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending SCCM’s 45th Critical Care Congress, to be held February 20 to 24, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA. Join more than 6,000 members of the critical care community at this five-day event. When the right people come together in one place, ideas become reality. Register online today.

Registration for the precourses and Congress will also be accepted on site at the Orange County Convention Center. The SCCM registration desk will be located in the West C Lobby and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016 – 5:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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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 www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare.

SCCM Pod-309 Overall Hypothermia Update

SCCM Pod-308 Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Versus Plasma For Rapid Vitamin K Antagonist Reversal

SCCM Pod-307 Transforming the Morbidity and Mortality Conference to Promote Safety and Quality in a PICU

SCCM Pod-306 Fusing Clinical Care with Clinical Research: The Future of the Randomized Control Trial in a Self-Learning Healthcare System

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Survey: Evaluating the Approach to Fever in the Intensive Care Unit

You are encouraged to participate in a survey evaluating the approach to fever in the intensive care unit (ICU). This survey is being conducted by a pulmonary critical care fellow and surgical intensivist at the University of Minnesota.

Fever in the ICU is sometimes controlled by medication or physical means to improve outcomes and the comfort of febrile patients. However, fever is ill defined, and fever control is not standardized. The objective of the study related to this survey is to examine how healthcare providers from different specialties approach fever in ICU patients.

It will take you five to 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board has reviewed and approved this questionnaire and research study.

Your response is greatly appreciated.

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