Webcasts: Interprofessional Team Coaching in ICU

Registration is now open for the upcoming two-part webcast, “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU” and “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results,” from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series, which will be moderated by Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM. The webcasts will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. For optimal impact, all members of the IPT responsible for bundle implementation (i.e., nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and administrative leads or RN managers) are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions. Results from participation will be most effective if attended by the entire team; partial team attendance is also acceptable.

In the first session, Mary Ann Barnes-Daly, MS-L, RN, CCRN, DC, Clinical Performance Improvement Consultant for Sutter Health and Dorothy Lingren, MA, Team Consultant for Sutter Health/Lingren Consulting, will address the role of the IPT and the key abilities of partnership, cooperation, and coordination that make the team successful. Teams who attend will commit to implementing a test of change that they will implement as a team.

The second session will provide an opportunity for teams to share the results of their test of change. In addition, the session will focus on how to address the influence and conflict challenges that frequently arise when working toward full ABCDEF Bundle implementation. At the end of the session, team members will have a preliminary list of activities to continue working collaboratively toward bundle implementation.

Learning Objectives

Session 1

  • Articulate the purpose, key abilities and success factors for the IPT
  • Explore IPT practices that facilitate successful bundle implementation
  • Identify a test of change for your IPT to conduct and report on at a subsequent session

Session 2

  • Report results of test of change and plan next test (partnership)
  • Identify influence and conflict challenges that exist and practice using appropriate tools to address them (cooperation)
  • List activities that the team needs to address for successful ABCDEF Bundle implementation (coordination)

The 60-minute webcasts will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Registration is complimentary for all participants. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive continuing education credits. Please visit the event page for more information.

Register online for “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU” and “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results” using your Customer ID and password. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium, and early mobility. This webcast series examines resources and tools for implementing strategies that can help reduce the risk of long-term consequences of an intensive care unit stay.

Sedatives and Their Associations with VAEs and Time to Extubation

Sedative selection is crucial to outcomes in critically ill patients. While benzodiazepines are known to be associated with a longer duration of mechanical ventilation compared to propofol and dexmedetomidine, little data exist comparing these sedatives in association with ventilator-associated events (VAEs). Klompas et al therefore aimed to evaluate the association between these sedatives, VAEs and time to extubation.

They found that sedatives vary in their associations with VAEs and time to extubation but not in their associations with time to hospital discharge or 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.

CCSC Report Addresses Burnout among ICU Professionals

The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) has published a report on burnout syndrome that gives critical care healthcare professionals guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome.

After you have read the report, join the conversation on Twitter using #StopICUBurnout.

Burnout syndrome is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. This exhaustion is typically work-related and is triggered by discrepancies between the expectations and the actual requirements of the job. Burnout syndrome has become a common worldwide phenomenon, especially among members of high-stress professions, such as firefighters, police officers, teachers and all types of health care professionals. As it stands, critical care healthcare professionals have one of the highest rates of burnout syndrome, with nearly half of the workforce exhibiting symptoms.

You are encouraged to read this Critical Connections article that delineates the nuances of ICU burnout.

The CCSC consists of four major U.S. professional and scientific societies with an interest in critical care, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).

Obtain Free CE Credit with Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress

Earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits by viewing any of the following complimentary webcasts and then applying for credit. The webcasts feature industry-supported sessions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Every Patient Has a Story: Individualizing the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in the Critical Care Setting
Supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.

Improving Clinical Outcomes & Pathogen-Directed Therapy for Serious Bacterial Infections in the Critical Care Setting
Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Amgen

The Role of Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury Risk Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for each webcast. This opportunity is available through April 2017.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Congress Abstract Submission Closes August 3

Submit your original investigative research and case reports and make your contribution to the advancement of critical care. Abstracts for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be accepted until noon, Central Daylight Time, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted.

If accepted, your work will be considered for presentation at Congress. Abstracts also will be published in Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care subspecialty journal. Those whose abstracts are accepted also enjoy other benefits:

  • Star Research Award presentation opportunity: Authors of the top 64 abstracts are invited to give oral presentations during the regular Congress program without competition from other CE/CME sessions.
  • Research Snapshot Theaters: Selected authors are invited to provide short presentations of their work moderated by a professor in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Awards: Multiple awards are offered for excellence and special accomplishments in critical care research and practice.

Complimentary registration is available to one author per accepted abstract. To be eligible, the person must be listed as the first author and be an SCCM member and non-full physician at the time of abstract submission.

Visit www.sccm.org/abstracts for complete details on submission instructions, formatting guidelines and available awards.

The 2017 Critical Care Congress will be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Register online for Congress using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

For information on hotel and travel information, visit www.sccm.org/Congress.

Peak Lactate and Patient Outcome Following High-Risk Gastrointestinal Surgery

The association between hyperlactatemia and adverse outcome in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) following gastrointestinal surgery has not been reported. Creagh-Brown et al therefore set out to explore the hypothesis that in a large cohort of gastrointestinal surgical patients, the peak serum lactate (in the first 24 hours) observed in patients admitted to the ICU following surgery is associated with unadjusted and severity-adjusted acute hospital mortality and that the strength of association is greater in patients admitted following emergency surgery than in patients admitted following elective surgery.

They found that elevated lactate is independently associated with in-hospital mortality in the postoperative gastrointestinal surgical patient and is no less significant in the context of elective surgery.

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.

Listen to the Latest iCritical Care Podcasts

If you haven’t checked out our iCritical Care podcasts, listen to the latest releases and subscribe! Loyal listeners and newcomers, be sure to rate us on iTunes. Learn more at www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare.

SCCM Pod-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies

SCCM Pod-321 Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

SCCM Pod-320 Impact of Sepsis Classification and Multidrug-Resistance Status on Outcome Among Patients Treated With Appropriate Therapy

SCCM Pod-319 Learning from Others: What We Can All Take from the Pediatrics Experience

SCCM Pod-318 A Multicenter Evaluation of Prolonged Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Adult ICUs in the U.S.

Memorial Service for William C. Shoemaker

The memorial service for William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, a founding father of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and its third president, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Aresty Auditorium at the Keck School of Medicine USC (1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, California).

Dr. Shoemaker was a key voice in the effort to have critical care considered a specialized area of medicine, and was a staunch believer that optimal critical care should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Today, the robust state of critical care and of the Society is due in large part to his trailblazing efforts.

Apply for the ICU Design Citation Award

Applications for the ICU Design Citation award are now being accepted. Co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health, this award honors a critical care unit that combines functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care.

Entries are blindly reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to promote a healing environment
  • Safety, security and efficiency of the unit
  • Innovative, unique aesthetic and creative design features

The award is given to the unit that best resolves both functional and humanitarian issues in a unique and complementary manner. The patient bedside area, overall unit design, integration of technology, staff/support areas, and family/waiting areas also are assessed.

The winning unit receives two plaques and one complimentary registration to the annual meetings of SCCM and AACN. Honorable mentions will also be awarded with two plaques. Citation recipients will be notified in November 2016.

Visit www.sccm.org/ICUDesignCitation for requirements and to begin the application process. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2016.

ECMO Management Early Registration Deadline is Next Week

The early registration deadline for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ECMO Management course is Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Led by expert faculty and held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, this intense two-day simulation course will explore the basic management principles common to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) programs for both adult and pediatric patients. Participants will rotate through lectures and simulation scenarios. Each simulation group will have a maximum ratio of six participants to one facilitator.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different components of the ECMO circuit and diagnose equipment malfunction
  • Determine the optimal ECMO settings in diseases commonly treated by ECMO
  • Recognize and manage the most common ECMO emergencies

This course will be held September 29 and 30, 2016, at the University of Arizona Center for Simulation and Innovation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. For more details, including hotel and travel information, visit www.sccm.org/ECMO.

Register Today for Live Board Review Course

There’s still time to register for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Adult and Pediatric Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review courses (MCCBRC). Register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Registration will also be accepted on site at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel during registration hours:

Adult MCCBRC

Monday, July 18 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19 –  6:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 – 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 21 – 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22 – 6:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 – 6:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pediatric MCCBRC

Monday, July 18 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19 – 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 – 7:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 21 – 7:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Friday, July 22 –  7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 – 7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Receive 4.5 days of expert guidance on the core areas of critical care medicine led by expert faculty. Whether you need to certify, recertify, or simply review, these courses provide an excellent update and thorough overview of the field.

Both the Adult and Pediatric board review courses include interactive board preparation sessions using audience response technology and feature practice questions, answers and rationales. Participants benefit by fulfilling continuing medical education requirements and gaining accurate assessments of their knowledge in critical care.

The 2016 board review courses will be held in a new location: the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Rosemont offers the convenience and amenities of downtown Chicago but at a lower price, and it’s just minutes from O’Hare International Airport. Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from O’Hare International Airport and other nearby destinations. The courses will be held July 19 to 23, 2016. Check out the adult or pediatric course online for details, including the agenda, faculty and hotel and travel information.

Can’t make it to the live event? SCCM offers a comprehensive line of board prep and review products that can be customized to your goals, schedule and learning style. For more information, visit www.sccm.org/adultboardreview or www.sccm.org/pediatricboardreview.

Register On Site for Critical Care Ultrasound Courses

Register on site for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) popular Critical Care Ultrasound courses. This year, the ultrasound courses will be held at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. on July 16, in the Artist Foyer, where a staff member will be available to assist you at the SCCM registration desk.

The registration fee for this course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses that clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. Full-color images and online video are also included.

Critical Care Ultrasound and Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric will be held on July 16 and 17, 2016, and are intended for those looking to obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging. During these two-day courses, participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations, featuring live models and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant.

Attend Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound and Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound – Pediatric on July 18, 2016, to expand upon your fundamental echocardiographic skills and knowledge and focus on the specialty-specific use of echocardiography in the management of the critically ill patient. Participants of these one-day courses are provided with important cardiovascular information for the noninvasive management of the hemodynamically unstable patient.

This year, the ultrasound courses will be held at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from O’Hare International Airport and other nearby destinations.

Contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.

Delirium and the Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine

Some contend that effective therapy has not been established for patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation. Therefore, Reade et al set out to determine the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine when added to standard care in patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation.

They found that among patients with agitated delirium receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit, the addition of dexmedetomidine to standard care (compared with standard care alone [placebo]) resulted in more ventilator-free hours at seven days.

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.

Page 10 of 45« First...89101112...203040...Last »