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SCCM and A.S.P.E.N. Collaborative Research Workshop

Join the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) for their collaborative educational program, Research Workshop – Fat Emulsions and Protein Delivery to the Critically Ill Patient. This workshop is a precourse to A.S.P.E.N.’s Clinical Nutrition Week and will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas, USA.

Morning Session: The Use of New and Traditional IV Fat Emulsions in the Critically Ill Patient Population

The morning session will:

  • Focus on metabolomics/lipidomics as a new biomarker discovery science for personalized medicine in the intensive care unit
  • Explore the impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on specialized lipid mediators and inflammation
  • Review the published clinical and metabolic data on low-soy-based fat emulsions versus the longstanding soybean-oil-based emulsions
  • Examine the impact of different lipid emulsions on cellular structure and function
  • Examine the data behind existing guidelines for administration of fat emulsions in critical care

Afternoon Session: The Optimal Dose of Protein Provided to Critically Ill Patients: How Do We Know When Enough Is Enough?

The afternoon session will:

  • Review current literature relating to protein/amino acid administration in the critically ill patient and clinical outcomes
  • Discuss key measurement and methodological features of future studies that should be done to inform the optimal protein/amino acid dose provided to critically ill patients

Registration is handled by A.S.P.E.N. and can be completed online or by phone at +1 301 587-6315 (toll-free: +1 800 727-4567). Participants are eligible to receive 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. For more information, including a list of faculty and topics, visit the course webpage.

Research Workshop: Fat Emulsions and Protein Delivery to Critically Ill Patient

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) have collaborated to bring you a new educational program, Research Workshop – Fat Emulsions and Protein Delivery to the Critically Ill Patient. This workshop is a precourse to A.S.P.E.N.’s Clinical Nutrition Week and will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas, USA.

Morning Session: The Use of New and Traditional IV Fat Emulsions in the Critically Ill Patient Population

The morning session will:

  • Focus on metabolomics/lipidomics as a new biomarker discovery science for personalized medicine in the intensive care unit
  • Explore the impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on specialized lipid mediators and inflammation
  • Review the published clinical and metabolic data on low-soy-based fat emulsions versus the longstanding soybean-oil-based emulsions
  • Examine the impact of different lipid emulsions on cellular structure and function
  • Examine the data behind existing guidelines for administration of fat emulsions in critical care

Afternoon Session: The Optimal Dose of Protein Provided to Critically Ill Patients: How Do We Know When Enough Is Enough?

The afternoon session will:

  • Review current literature relating to protein/amino acid administration in the critically ill patient and clinical outcomes
  • Discuss key measurement and methodological features of future studies that should be done to inform the optimal protein/amino acid dose provided to critically ill patients

Registration is handled by A.S.P.E.N. and can be completed online or by phone at +1 301 587-6315 (toll-free: +1 800 727-4567). Participants are eligible to receive 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. For more information, including a list of faculty and topics, visit the course webpage.

On-Site Registration Available for Sepsis Without Walls Conference

On-site registration will be available on Friday, September 25, 2015, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM’s) Sepsis Without Walls conference, which will be held at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A staff member will be available to assist you at the SCCM registration desk in the Turner Concourse beginning at 7:00 a.m. on September 25.

SCCM is partnering with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer this one-day interactive conference, which will focus on strategies to identify, diagnose and manage patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of the care unit in which they are located. Early detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appears to be the single most important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge diagnostic algorithms for pathogen identification in sepsis
  • Analyze and implement sepsis pathways for patients who are not yet located in the intensive care unit
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of current infection control practices
  • Summarize effective antibiotic recommendations for common nosocomial infections

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

Reduced registration rates end September 2, 2015, for the Sepsis Without Walls conference, which will be held September 25, 2015, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is partnering with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer this one-day interactive conference, which will focus on strategies to identify, diagnose and treat patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of the care unit in which they are located.

JHM_2C_P_HEarly detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appears to be the single most important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis. Therefore, healthcare providers need to have a high index of suspicion for the presence of sepsis and must begin appropriate antimicrobials quickly. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge diagnostic algorithms for pathogen identification in sepsis
  • Analyze and implement sepsis pathways for patients who are not yet located in the intensive care unit
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of current infection control practices
  • Summarize effective antibiotic recommendations for common nosocomial infections

SCCMReserve your seat by September 2, 2015, to receive the reduced rate using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Take advantage of discounted hotel rates. A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved for conference attendees and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your hotel reservation  by August 18, 2015, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate.

On-Site Registration Available for 2015 Adult Board Review Course

Join your colleagues August 11 to 15, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course (MCCBRC).

MCCBRC is the premier source for any critical care professional seeking the most comprehensive review in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients. Led by internationally recognized faculty, Adult MCCBRC offers 4.5 days of expert guidance on the core areas of critical care medicine. Whether you need to certify, recertify or simply review, MCCBRC provides an excellent update and thorough overview of the field.

Registration will be accepted on-site at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. An SCCM staff member will be available to assist you at the registration desk located in the Imperial Ballroom Foyer during the following hours:

Monday, August 10 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 – 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12 – 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 13 – 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 14 – 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 15 – 6:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Register for Upcoming ICU Liberation Events

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium, and early mobility. Take advantage of two upcoming learning opportunities that will provide strategies to help reduce the risk of long-term consequences from an intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Live Event: ICU Liberation and Animation: Implementing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines
September 9-10, 2015
Register online today

Reduced registration rates end August 12, 2015, for the ICU Liberation and Animation conference, which will be held September 9 and 10, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This two-day didactic and simulation conference, a partnership of SCCM and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will review implementation strategies and discuss approaches to enable a more effective and lasting application of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines by utilizing the multiprofessional team.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the state of science in regards to the PAD guidelines and ABCDEF bundle
  • Dispel the myths and misconceptions of breathing and sedation trials
  • Describe strategies for the management of pain, agitation, delirium, and immobility in the ICU
  • Apply the available tools and simulate multiple patient scenarios
  • Design a culture change model for PAD monitoring and management using PDSA cycles
  • Develop and implement discipline-specific interventions in the ICU

Make your hotel reservation by August 11, 2015, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville. Reservations made after this date may not receive SCCM’s discounted rate. For more details on hotel and travel, visit www.sccm.org/ICULiberation.

Webcast: Family Engagement – AACN Clinical Scene Investigator Academy Project
August 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration is complimentary
Register online today

August 6 eNews AACN CIS Academy PictureThe American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is composed of four nurses from the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). This team administered an educational program on the ABCDEF bundle to an audience of intensive care unit nurses at MGH. The final bundle element, family engagement and empowerment, was added to represent the value of family involvement in the overall patient plan.

In this webcast, Maurene A. Harvey, RN, MPH, MCCM, critical care educator and consultant, Erica Edwards, RN, MSN, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, CICU attending nurse and AACN CSI Academy team member at MGH, and Alicia Sheehan, RN, BSN, CICU staff nurse and AACN CSI Academy team member at MGH, will provide the evidence for this addition, as well as illustrate how family engagement is implemented in the CICU.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify factors described in the literature about the importance of family engagement
  • Describe the background of family inclusion in the CICU
  • Discuss the implementation of family engagement and empowerment in the ABCDEF bundle

This webcast is held in collaboration with the AACN CSI Academy.

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

Early Registration Rates End Soon for Sepsis Without Walls Conference

Register by August 5, 2015, to receive the lowest registration rates for Sepsis Without Walls: Ensuring All Patients Receive Optimal, Time-Sensitive Care. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is partnering with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer this one-day interactive conference, which will be held September 25, 2015, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Early detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, may be the single most important factor in reducing the morbidity and mortality of sepsis. This conference will focus on strategies to identify, diagnose and manage patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of the care unit in which they are located. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge diagnostic algorithms for pathogen identification in sepsis
  • Analyze and implement sepsis pathways for patients who are not yet located in the intensive care unit
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of current infection control practices
  • Summarize effective antibiotic recommendations for common nosocomial infections

Reserve your seat by August 5, 2015, to receive the reduced rate using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Take advantage of discounted hotel rates. A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved for conference attendees and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your hotel reservation by August 18, 2015, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate.

Register for Upcoming ICU Liberation Events

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium, and early mobility. Take advantage of two upcoming learning opportunities that will provide strategies to help reduce the risk of long-term consequences from an intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Live Event: ICU Liberation and Animation: Implementing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines
September 9-10, 2015
Register online today

Early bird rates for ICU Liberation and Animation end July 15, 2015. SCCM has partnered with Vanderbilt University Medical Center for this live, hands-on event, which will be held at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Secure your seat for this two-day didactic and simulation conference, which will review implementation strategies and discuss approaches to enable a more effective and lasting application of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines by utilizing the multiprofessional team.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the state of science in regards to the PAD guidelines and ABCDEF bundle
  • Dispel the myths and misconceptions of breathing and sedation trials
  • Describe strategies for the management of pain, agitation, delirium, and immobility in the ICU
  • Apply the available tools and simulate multiple patient scenarios
  • Design a culture change model for PAD monitoring and management using PDSA cycles
  • Develop and implement discipline-specific interventions in the ICU

Webcast: An Integrated Approach to ICU Delirium Assessment, Prevention and Management
July 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Register online today

In this webcast, Michele Balas, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, CCRN, FCCM, associate professor, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and John Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, professor of pharmacy at Northeastern University, scientific staff and critical care pharmacist, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, will discuss the importance of routine delirium screening in the critically ill and integrated strategies to boost the use of a validated instrument, such as the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) or the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC).

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of routine delirium screening in the ICU using the CAM-ICU or the ICDSC
  • Identify modifiable risk factors for delirium in the critically ill
  • Apply non-pharmacologic strategies to reduce the burden of delirium in the critically ill
  • Understand the limited role that medication-focused interventions have in treating delirium in the ICU

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

Discounted Rates for Adult Board Review Course End Soon

Discounted registration rates for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) upcoming Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course (MCCBRC) are only available through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. To take advantage of special pricing, register online using your Customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

This 4.5-day event provides the most comprehensive review in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients. The course includes interactive board preparation sessions and features practice board questions, answers and rationales. World-class faculty focus on preparing fellows and attendings for their critical care certification and recertification. MCCBRC also provides an excellent update for any critical care professional seeking the most current review of the field.

The 2015 Adult MCCBRC will be held August 11 to 15, 2015, at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Reserve your room online by Monday, July 13, 2015, to receive low rates on your hotel stay. Reservations made after this date may not receive SCCM’s discounted hotel rate. Additional hotel and travel details are available online.

Reduced Registration Rates Available for Sepsis Without Walls Conference

Reserve your seat today to receive discounted registration rates for Sepsis Without Walls: Ensuring All Patients Receive Optimal, Time-Sensitive Care. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is partnering with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to offer this one-day interactive conference, which will be held September 25, 2015, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Early detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, may be the single most important factor in reducing the morbidity and mortality of sepsis. This conference will focus on strategies to identify, diagnose and manage patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of the care unit in which they are located. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge diagnostic algorithms for pathogen identification in sepsis
  • Analyze and implement sepsis pathways for patients who are not yet located in the intensive care unit
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of current infection control practices
  • Summarize effective antibiotic recommendations for common nosocomial infections

Register online using your Customer ID and password by August 5, 2015, to receive the reduced rate, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Take advantage of discounted hotel rates. A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved for conference attendees and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your hotel reservation by August 18, 2015, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate.

Early Registration Deadline Nearing for ICU Liberation Conference

Register today to receive reduced registration rates for ICU Liberation and Animation: Implementing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines, which will be held on September 9 and 10, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is partnering with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to bring you this two-day conference staffed by internationally recognized faculty who will present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants in clinical scenarios through small-group simulation labs. Hospitals are encouraged to send a team of two or more participants who will be able to implement these strategies within their hospital’s intensive care unit after the conference.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the state of science in regards to the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines and ABCDEF bundle
  • Dispel the myths and misconceptions of breathing and sedation trials
  • Describe strategies for the management of pain, agitation, delirium, and immobility in the intensive care unit
  • Apply the available tools and simulate multiple patient scenarios
  • Design a culture change model for PAD monitoring and management using PDSA cycles
  • Develop and implement discipline-specific interventions in the intensive care unit

Register online using your Customer ID and password by July 15, 2015, to receive the discounted rate, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. To receive SCCM’s discounted hotel rate, make your reservation by August 11, 2015.

Early Registration Deadline Nearing for Adult Board Review Course

The early registration deadline for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course (MCCBRC) is Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

This 4.5-day course provides the most comprehensive review in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients. The course includes interactive board preparation sessions and features practice board questions, answers and rationales. World-class faculty focus on preparing fellows and attendings for their critical care certification and recertification. The course also provides an excellent update for any critical care professional seeking the most current review of the field.

As a registered participant, you will benefit from:

  • Online access to practice questions
  • A comprehensive course syllabus
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues and world-renowned experts
  • Post-course online access to MCCBRC On Demand, which features slides and recorded speaker audio from all sessions of the live course

The 2015 Adult MCCBRC will be held August 11 to 15, 2015, at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. For details, including the agenda, faculty and hotel and travel information, visit SCCM’s website.

Register Now for Sepsis Without Walls Conference

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have partnered to bring you Sepsis Without Walls: Ensuring All Patients Receive Optimal, Time-Sensitive Care, which will be held September 25, 2015, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The focus of this one-day interactive conference will be on strategies to identify, diagnose and manage patients who present with signs and symptoms of sepsis, irrespective of their care unit.

Early detection of sepsis, with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appears to be the single most important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis. Thus, healthcare providers need a high index of suspicion for the presence of sepsis and must begin appropriate antimicrobials quickly. Join the multiprofessional panel of leading experts who will focus on problem solving through case studies in developing effective strategies in specific patient populations.

Space for this course is limited. Register online or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to reserve your spot.

Register for Upcoming ICU Liberation Events

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium, and early mobility. Take advantage of two upcoming learning opportunities that will provide strategies to help reduce the risk of long-term consequences from an intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Webcast: Successfully Overcoming Assessment and Treatment Challenges for ICU Pain
May 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Register online today

In this webcast, Céline Gélinas, PhD, RN, associate professor of nursing at McGill University, Aaron M. Joffe, DO, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, and Kathleen Puntillo, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCCM, professor emerita of nursing at University of California, San Francisco, will provide an overview of the landscape of pain assessment and management in ICU patients within the context of the ABCDEF bundle and offer suggestions for interventions. The presentation will conclude with a question-and-answer segment.  Registration for this webcast is complimentary.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of pain assessment and analgesic management within the framework of the ABCDEF bundle
  • Discuss the assessment of pain in non-communicative patients through use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)
  • Evaluate pharmacological options for treating pain in critically ill patients
  • Provide answers to frequently asked questions about pain assessment and management challenges that occur in critical care practice

Live Event: ICU Liberation and Animation: Implementing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines
September 9-10, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Register online today

Secure your seat for this two-day didactic and simulation conference, held in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Participants will review implementation strategies and discuss approaches to enable a more effective and lasting application of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines by utilizing the multiprofessional team.

During this conference, which will be held at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, internationally recognized faculty will present lectures on patient management strategies and engage participants in clinical scenarios through small-group simulation labs. Hospitals are encouraged to send a team of two or more participants who will then be able to implement these strategies within their hospital’s ICU after the conference.

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

Special Surgery and Anesthesiology Sessions at MCCBRC

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Board Review Course (MCCBRC) is the preferred resource for critical care professionals seeking a comprehensive review of content focused on the diagnosis, monitoring and management of critically ill patients.

New in 2015, special afternoon concurrent sessions have been specifically designed to review surgery and anesthesiology. Topics include: transplant, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular surgery, and pre-, intra- and postoperative anesthesia.

The 2015 Adult MCCBRC will be held August 11 to 15, 2015, at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

To view the complete line of board prep and review products, visit www.sccm.org/adultboardreview.