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October 5, 2017

Concise Critical Appraisal

Examining Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Education

Congress Plenary Sessions
Shock CE Activity
Coding and Billing Webcast On Demand
ICU Liberation On Demand

SCCM News

THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative
Examining Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health problem affecting over 300,000 persons in the United States each year. Therefore, Wang et al set out to determine if arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide abnormalities in the first 24 hours after return of spontaneous circulation are associated with increased mortality in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

They found that in the first 24 hours after return of spontaneous circulation, post-arrest
oxygen and carbon dioxide tension abnormalities are associated with increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest mortality.

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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Congress Plenary Sessions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress will feature innovative learning experiences that encompass the full range of developments in critical care. Join us February 25 to 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Register online today.

Participants are encouraged to attend the plenary sessions. These thought-provoking presentations that promote innovative developments in critical care are held at unopposed times with presentations given by distinguished, world-renowned leaders in the critical care field. Speakers include:

Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FNCS, MCCM
Lifetime Achievement Award
How Critical Illness Affects the Brain … and Vice Versa

Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN
William Shoemaker Honorary Lecture
Rethinking Mentorship

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD
Ake Grenvik Honorary Lecture
Using Default Options and Other Nudges to Improve Critical Care

John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS
Peter Safar Memorial Lecture
Military Lessons Learned for the Modern ICU

Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD
Max Harry Weil Memorial Lecture
Sepsis: A Threat That Needs a Global Solution

Kevin Tracey, MD
Bioelectronic Medicine: A Jump-Start in Critical Illness

Steve A. Webb, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACP, FCICM, FAAHMS
Pandemics Cross Borders: How to Tackle Them from a Global Perspective

For more information and to view the Preliminary Program, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

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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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Coding and Billing Webcast On Demand

Understanding how to code for critical care, what services can be reported separately, and how to prepare proper documentation are important for the financial stability and overall success of the provider organization.

In the On Demand webcast, Understanding How to Code and Bill for Critical Care Services from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Deb Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-1, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP, a nationally recognized coding and documentation expert from Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc., reviews these points as well as the rules, tips, and pitfalls to avoid when reporting critical care services and potential missed opportunities for reimbursement that can be costly to your practice.

Once you’ve purchased the On Demand webcast, it can be accessed anytime in your MySCCM account.

Additional coding and billing content will be covered at the 2018 Coding and Billing course, to be held February 24, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, USA, before SCCM’s 47th Critical Care Congress. Register today.

If you have questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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ICU Liberation On Demand

The latest version of ICU Liberation and Animation On Demand is now available for purchase. Experience all the same didactic sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) live 2017 ICU Liberation and Animation conference, held in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, from the comfort and convenience of your home or office, an ideal solution for those who are unable to leave the workplace for training.

Learn about implementation strategies and approaches to enable a more effective and lasting application of the pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) guidelines by utilizing the multiprofessional team. Internationally recognized faculty present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants in clinical scenarios through small-group simulation labs.

Videos containing the slide presentations and synchronized speaker audio from every session of the live course are provided in a searchable format, so you can access the entire program as if you were there. Once you have purchased ICU Liberation and Animation On Demand, you can access it as often as you like by logging into MySCCM.org.

Purchase online using your Customer ID and password for the price of $155 for members ($195 nonmembers). For any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

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THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative

In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is proud to fund the third round of seed grants to foster an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families. These groups will offer survivors mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions to the challenges of recovery after an intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

The goal of these grants is not to fund ICU follow-up clinics but rather to develop peer-support models with strong survivor co-leadership as the foundation for growing an international network.

Applications are now open and close on November 3, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM staff partner Adair Andrews.

Volunteer Opportunities Available for Phase 2 of the THRIVE Program

The THRIVE initiative aims to help educate patients, their families, and the healthcare community about post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) and provides resources for how to thrive after an ICU stay. There are a few openings for members to serve on the THRIVE Task Force. Interested members should send an email to president@sccm.org with a brief statement on why you are interested in serving.

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