The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will offer four non-CME webcasts in the months of October and November. These webcasts are complimentary for all participants. If you have questions regarding these webcasts, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
Using the New Surviving Sepsis Campaign Collection Tool
Collection and analysis of data from bundle compliance is crucial to the success of improvement efforts in the care of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Learn to use the new data collection tool efficiently and effectively in your institution with instruction from the primary designer and member of the SSC leadership, Christa Schorr, RN, MSN. Using screen shots of the new resource, Ms. Schorr will explain how it differs from the previous database, illustrate how users can download and install it locally, and demonstrate how participating facilities can generate reports. A question and answer session will follow her presentation. This webcast will be held October 21, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones). This webcast is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Septic Shock Case Study: Acute Management of the Morbidly Obese Patient
Morbidly obese patients have unique needs in the emergency department and ICU. In this latest offering from the SSC webcast series, Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, will present a case study in which she offers insight into best practices for treating the morbidly obese patient with septic shock. This webcast will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones). This webcast is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
ICU Systems Engineering
A systems approach, as well as systems engineering principles and best practices, can foster continuous improvement in the safety and quality of care delivered to ICU patients while lowering the total costs. During the ICU Systems Engineering webcast, Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, Adam Sapirstein, MD, Alan Ravitz, and Doug Solomon, PhD, MPH, will discuss improving ICU care through a systems approach and systems engineering principles. This webcast will take place on Friday, November 8, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones). An intermediate session on the same topic will be held at the 2014 Critical Care Congress.
Reducing Distress Among Critical Illness Survivors
Nearly 800,000 Americans receive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure in the ICU each year. In this webcast from the Project Dispatch series, Christopher Ethan Cox, MD, MPH, and his team explore a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded study and explain which of two treatments is more effective in reducing psychological distress and improving quality of life. This webcast will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones).
Made possible through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), SCCM’s Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research.
Transfusing the Critically Ill Child: It’s Not Like Giving Them Kool-Aid
More than 22 million units of blood are transfused in the United States annually, and understanding the risk/benefit ratio is essential. In this webcast, part of an ongoing educational effort to provide the latest information on transfusion to the critical care community, Philip Spinella, MD, FCCM, Howard Corwin, MD, FCCM, Joshua Salvin, MD, MPH, and Paul Checchia, MD, FCCM, will address transfusing the critically ill child. This webcast will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones). A follow-up intermediate session on the same topic will be held at the 2014 Critical Care Congress.