On November 17, 2017, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will partner in the first edition of The World Day of the Critical Lung, hosted by the Pan American and Iberian Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care Societies.
This free global, bilingual (Spanish and English) online event will feature well-recognized professionals from around the world and provide updates on advances in the field of critical lung care and treatment of patients with severe lung diseases. Visit the event website for more information and to register.
During National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM), be sure to share your celebration ideas and stories with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and your colleagues. This month-long celebration allows critical care team members to exemplify their dedication to patient care while creating more awareness of this demanding, life-saving practice.
Some hospitals organize tours of the intensive care unit to outside staff, offer an educational symposium or simply remember to wear blue on Friday, May 17. No matter how you celebrate, be sure to post your stories and photos on the Society’s Facebook page.
As May approaches, it is time for intensive care unit (ICU) teams to consider how they will celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies, or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients and their families to meet staff and share their progress.
Regardless of how you celebrate NCCARM this year, be sure you wear blue on Friday, May 17, 2013, and share your stories and photos with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Your stories will inspire other ICUs as we all celebrate the extraordinary contributions of our critical care colleagues in May.