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May 4, 2017

Concise Critical Appraisal

Examining Tracheal Intubation

Education

Shock CE Activity
ICU Liberation Conference
Maternal Sepsis Webinar

SCCM News

Critical Care Awareness Month
VCCR Podcast Series
Honoring Two Legends
Podcast on Family-Centered Care
Examining Tracheal Intubation

Tracheal intubation is common during adult in-hospital cardiac arrest, but little is known about the association between tracheal intubation and survival in this setting. Andersen et al set out to determine whether tracheal intubation during adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with survival to hospital discharge.

They found that among adult patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, initiation of tracheal intubation within any given minute during the first 15 minutes of resuscitation, compared with no intubation during that minute, was associated with decreased survival to hospital discharge.

Read the full Concise Critical Appraisal by logging into 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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Shock CE Activity

Experience the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Congress session, The Modern Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Shock, from the comfort of your home or office. This session was supported by an educational grant from La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.

During this complimentary continuing education activity, expert faculty explore emerging therapeutic strategies, preserving end-organ perfusion and volumetric assessment in shock. This product includes videos containing slide presentations and synchronized speaker audio of the session, as well as a pre- and posttest.

Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. This opportunity is available through April 2018.

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ICU Liberation Conference

Gain strategies for effective implementation of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines during the two-day didactic and simulation conference, ICU Liberation and Animation: Operationalizing the PAD Guidelines Through the ABCDEF Bundle, held in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Internationally-recognized faculty will present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants in clinical scenarios through small-group simulation labs.

During the course, attendees will:

  • Review the PAD guidelines and ABCDEF Bundle
  • Learn strategies for implementation and management of the PAD guidelines and ABCDEF Bundle in the ICU
  • Gain a significant hands-on experience by applying strategies during patient scenario simulations
  • Earn 14 continuing medical education credit hours (available to physicians, nurses and pharmacists)

Hospitals are encouraged to send a team of two or more participants who will then be able to implement these strategies within their hospital’s ICU after the conference.

ICU Liberation and Animation will be held September 12 and 13, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Register online using your Customer ID and password (usually your last name). If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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Maternal Sepsis Webinar

Register today for a free webinar offering continuing education credits hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Nurses Association, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses. Leading sepsis experts will discuss the CDC’s recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis.

Featured speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Rochin, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Vice President of Nursing, Education and Practice; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Seun Ross, DNP, MSN, CRNP-F, NP-C, NEA-BC; Director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment, American Nurses Association
  • Sean Townsend, MD; Vice President of Quality & Safety, California Pacific Medical Center
  • Lauren Epstein, MD, MSc; Medical Officer, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
  • Katarina Lanner-Cusin, MD; Medical Director Women’s Services, Sutter Health, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • Lori Olvera, DNP, RNC-OB, EFM-C; Bedside Nurse, Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children Hospital; Kaiser Permanente

Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Registration is complimentary for all participants. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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Critical Care Awareness Month

May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)! ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients and their families to meet staff and share their progress.

Regardless of how you celebrate NCCARM this year, be sure you wear blue on Friday, May 19, 2017! Also, make sure to send us group photos of your ICU team celebrating NCCARM. If you do, you may become a star! That’s because the Society of Critical Care Medicine is seeking to highlight teams from around the world in an effort to show the global reach of critical care. Submit your team photo for a chance to be featured throughout the year and during the 47th Critical Care Congress. Share your photos on Twitter using #NCCARM, or post them to the Society’s Facebook page. You can also send your pictures to criticalconnections@sccm.org.

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VCCR Podcast Series

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is pleased to announce the Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) Podcast, a new podcast series that will offer in-depth interviews on critical care topics while addressing the most challenging aspects of intensive care unit fellowship and residency. This series complements SCCM’s VCCR program.

After listening to the podcasts, keep the conversation going on twitter using #VCCRounds.

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Honoring Two Legends

If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to read about the 2017 winners of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Distinguished Investigator Award: Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, and Gordon R. Bernard, MD, respectively.

Dr. Kochanek was honored for his contributions to the understanding of traumatic and ischemic brain injury in the field of critical care, among a myriad of other accomplishments. Dr. Bernard was honored for his many research contributions, including those related to improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Please note that the Society of Critical Care Medicine offers numerous awards that recognize dedication and contributions to the field in a variety of areas. Visit www.sccm.org/awards to learn more.

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Podcast on Family-Centered Care

In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-339 Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the ICU, Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Guideline co-chairs Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FAAN, FCCM, and J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, about the recently released “Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU.”

Listen to the podcast and then watch the Congress talk on family-centered care and research in the intensive care unit.

The new guidelines are based on evidence showing that family-centered care may prevent or lessen the impact of post-intensive care syndrome—lingering physical and mental health effects that can occur in family members as well as patients. Access the guidelines and related tools at www.sccm.org/guidelines.

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