Join Us for a Journal Club Twitter Chat

Join us on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Social Media Task Force’s Journal Club Twitter chat.

Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, and Chuck Hobson, MD, MHA, will be discussing the Critical Care Medicine article, Critical Care Delivery and ICU Structure: The Elephant in the Room, with moderator and SCCM Social Media Task Force Co-chair Anthony Gerlach, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM. Their letter to the editor sought to identify unanswered questions provoked by a paper published by the American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force on Models of Critical Care. The authors also recommend reading a paper published by Mitchell Fink, MD, MCCM, on the future of critical care and an article by Anthony McLean, MD, that offers examples about critical care medicine organizational structure in New Zealand and Australia.

Join Drs. Bihorac (@azrabihorac), Hobson (@CHobsonMD) and Gerlach (@SICUPharmD) in this highly informative discussion.

The authors will explore the many forces bearing on intensivists, the importance of the organization of critical care in the intensive care unit and how the organization of critical care training can impact these forces. The authors will discuss financial pressures to maximize quality while minimizing complications, hospital readmissions, and lengths of stay. They also will tackle workforce issues, including the limited supply of board-certified providers.

The letter to the editor and related articles are available for free until the conclusion of the Twitter chat:

Come prepared with any relevant questions you may have and make sure to use #SCCMJC in your tweets.

What is a Twitter chat?
A Twitter chat is a live event on Twitter, moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation, a hashtag is used. A set time is also established.

How do you participate?
To participate, all you need to do is tweet during the designated time using the conversation hashtag. It’s easiest to follow and participate at

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