No-Cost, Online CME Activities from the 44th Critical Care Congress

Several videos featuring the industry-supported sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2015 Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, are now available in the SCCM Store. Whether you missed the 2015 Congress or couldn’t make it to all the sessions of interest, you can experience the educational content from the most popular sessions online at your convenience. Earn free continuing medical education (CME) credits by viewing any of the following webcasts and then applying for credit.

Acinetobacter baumannii: Coming to a Hospital Near You
Supported by an educational grant from The Medicines Company
This session discusses susceptibility patterns and patient risk factors, the emergence of Acinetobacter as an important nosocomial pathogen and treatment options and principles for prevention.

Best Practices for the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in the ICU
Supported by an educational grant from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
Strategies for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment options are presented for patients at risk for invasive fungal infections.

Brain Function After Cardiac Arrest
Supported in part by an educational grant from ZOLL Medical Corporation
This session looks at the value of hypothermia versus strict normothermia for neuroprotection after cardiac resuscitation, the role of advanced monitoring and main predictive factors.

Breaking the Blood Bank: Anemia and Coagulation
Supported in part by an educational grant from CSL Behring
Alternative strategies are outlined for instances when blood products cannot be used, and available clinical data validate strategies for the patient in whom blood products are not a therapeutic option.

Crystalloid Versus Colloid: The Debate Rages On!
Supported in part by educational grants from Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Grifols
This session discusses controversies in fluid resuscitation, data from recent fluid trials, current practices, and the science behind fluid choice.

Diagnosis and Application of Current and Emerging Therapeutic Interventions for Hyponatremia in the Critical Care Patient
Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
This session examines the diagnosis, presentation and impact of hyponatremia on patient outcomes, the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies and individualized treatment approaches in critical care patients.

Fluids Make the Difference in Organ Function and Survival with Sepsis
Supported in part by an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation
In this session, faculty discuss the current evidence for fluid therapy in sepsis, the application of individualized fluid therapy and differentiating intravenous fluids based on composition and safety profile.

Is Repair After Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Long-Term Outcomes?
Supported in part by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.
This session presents the epidemiology, risk and adverse long-term outcomes of chronic kidney disease, the mechanisms of organ interaction and repair in acute kidney injury, and new biomarkers in the assessment of injury, recovery and treatment response.

Your Patient Is Positive for Clostridium difficile: “Oh Feces!”
Supported in part by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This session discusses the role of probiotics, the development of treatment algorithms and fecal transplantation as they relate to Clostridium difficile.

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