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Registration Open for 2017 MCCKAP Examination

Registration is now open for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2017 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). The examination will be administered from February 28 to March 7, 2017.

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the examination is offered exclusively online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management. Examination content is developed by critical care professionals experienced in examination preparation and analysis.

The MCCKAP online examination assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Held annually, the MCCKAP examination helps program directors:

  • Prepare fellows for the subspecialty board examinations in critical care
  • Identify specific areas of strength and weakness with lists of references and key terms for missed questions
  • Assess results for each individual fellow and the overall program, as well as the institution’s national ranking

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available to the examinee and the program director upon completion of the test. Final results will be available through the program director’s MySCCM account approximately five weeks following the examination.

Register online using your customer ID and password, or contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. To receive the lowest rates, register by November 16, 2016.

Now Available: Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement

Gain strategies for effectively implementing sedation liberation and promoting patient mobility with Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement, a new online training course developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement is designed to help you create a lean, sustainable and highly functional multiprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Recognize valid and reliable assessment tools to prevent and manage pain, agitation and delirium in ICU patients, using the ABCDEF Bundle
  • Develop strategies for integrating an multiprofessional team culture
  • Identify weaknesses or gaps in current ABCDEF Bundle practice and data collection
  • Assess skills using case vignettes and self-assessment tools

Participants will employ a template to assess sample patient data and identify areas for improvement. The course also uses tests to evaluate weaknesses and identify opportunities for bundle implementation to improve patient care. Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement includes eight narrated, interactive lesson modules. Physicians and nurses are eligible to receive 7 hours of continuing education credit.

Purchase Self-Directed ICU Liberation Performance Improvement today at the price of $185 for members ($225 for nonmembers). If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Limited Seats Available for January Ultrasound Courses

Secure your seat today for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) comprehensive, two-day courses Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric, which will take place on January 25 and 26, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Limited seats are available and these courses are expected to sell out.

Assist in the immediate management of patients by learning or enhancing point-of-care ultrasound skills. Benefits of the ultrasound courses include:

  • Immediate integration of learned skills into your clinical practice.
  • Increased diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency.
  • Continuing medical education credit hours, 18.5 hours for the adult course and 19 hours for the pediatric course, available to physicians and nurses.
  • A review from field experts on the latest strategies in ultrasound image interpretation and diagnostic challenges, as well as new innovations and procedures.
  • High-quality education from prominent faculty, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more.
  • A significant hands-on experience, ensured by a five-to-one faculty ratio.

Registration for the ultrasound courses 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. This book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

Both courses will follow SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress. If you wish to attend an ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register online today for Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric with your customer ID and password. If you plan to attend an ultrasound course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress.

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

Register for Adult or Pediatric Current Concepts Courses

Enhance and update your critical care knowledge by attending Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care or Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, which will be held on January 20 and 21, 2017, before the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. These two-day multidisciplinary courses are updated annually and deliver the latest clinical information relevant to patients in the intensive care unit.

Registration for Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care includes a copy of the 2017 edition of Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care and access to the On Demand version of the course. The interactive live course will include presentations on select topics, such as:

  • Seizures and acute intracranial hypertension management
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Sepsis
  • Liver transplant
  • Fluid management in septic shock

Registration for Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care includes a copy of the 2017 edition of Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care and access to the On Demand version of the course. This year, topic areas will include updates on new and cutting-edge approaches in the following areas:

  • Infections
  • Surgical developments
  • Technology
  • The specialized pediatric intensive care unit

Space for each course is limited, so register early for Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care or Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care to guarantee your top choice. To view course descriptions, visit the Congress Program page.

If you plan to attend a course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you plan to attend a course and not Congress, register in the SCCM store by searching the course title. If you are currently registered for Congress, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to add a pre-Congress educational session to your existing registration and for answers to any of your questions.

Build your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Join more than 6,000 members of the critical care community at this five-day event. When the right people come together in one place, ideas become reality. Register online today.

Free, Online CE Activities on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Obtain free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF), supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with ADHF, or the electronic publication, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Monograph.

Both versions contain discussions from experts Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, of Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, MBA, of Stony Brook University, and Peter S. Pang, MD, MS, FACEP, FACC, FAHA, of Indiana University School of Medicine. Topics include the diagnosis and classification of ADHF, existing therapies, new guidelines and safety and efficacy data for new and emerging treatment therapies, as well as strategies for individualizing therapy to improve patient outcomes. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are eligible to receive continuing education credits.

Other Online CME Available
Whether you missed SCCM’s 2016 Critical Care Congress or couldn’t make it to all the sessions of interest, you can still participate in 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:

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 and 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 Assessment
Supported by an educational grant from Astute Medical, Inc.

Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric – Second Edition Available

Purchase the second edition of Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric, available in both print and eBook format,  and increase your pediatric critical care knowledge. This new edition was developed by leading experts in the field, includes the newest research and information, and is the most complete textbook for the study of pediatric critical care.

This compendium explores 16 core knowledge areas, including:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Disease, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Renal and Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Metabolism and Endocrinology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma
  • Pharmacology
  • Anesthesiology, Pain and Sedation
  • Technical Procedures
  • Principles of Monitoring
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities

Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric includes up-to-date information on the full range of pediatric critical care topics, with hundreds of charts and tables to aid study and suggested readings to guide further exploration.

The publication is available for purchase in the SCCM Store, just $195 for members ($255 for nonmembers).

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

AKAACC Question Set 2 Now Available

The newly released Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Adult Critical Care Question Set 2 allows you to assess your critical care knowledge with a new, unique set of questions. This self-study tool is designed for physicians wanting to review their critical care knowledge while receiving maintenance of certification (MOC) credit. Comprising 150 questions and rationales with accompanying study materials, Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Adult Critical Care Question Set 2 provides a comprehensive review of the whole range of critical care topics.

Participants will benefit from:

  • 150 multiple-choice questions and evidence-based rationales
  • List of keywords and references from missed questions for further study

Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 5 hours of continuing education credit. Five points toward MOC in internal medicine is also available.

Purchase Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Adult Critical Care Question Set 2 today, just $150 for members ($195 for nonmembers), using your Customer ID and password.

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

Explore Hawaii During the 46th Critical Care Congress

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has arranged discounts and special offers on exciting sightseeing activities to enhance the Congress experience.

Aha Aina, A Royal Luau
Experience Waikiki’s only oceanfront dinner show! In ancient times the Hawaiian people came together to celebrate momentous occasions. These gatherings were called ‘Aha‘aina (which translates to “gathering for a meal”). The luau will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The resort is located on sacred grounds and has created a modern, yet timeless Aha Aina, a Royal Luau, to honor the land’s majestic history through food, song, stories, hula, and culture—a true celebration!

To purchase discounted tickets, please call +1 808 921-4600 and use the code SCCM. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Congress Sightseeing Activities page.

Additional Sightseeing Activities
SCCM is also offering sightseeing tours for attendees who want to explore and discover all that this Pacific island paradise has to offer. Please visit the SCCM Congress activity website to make a reservation and for more details on the following:

  • Whale Watching
  • Turtle Snorkel Sail
  • Arizona Memorial Excursion
  • Diamond Head Crater Adventure
  • Jurassic Park Waterfalls Adventure
  • Volcano Tour
  • And much more!

No Cost, Online CE Activities on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Earn free continuing education credits by viewing the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Tailoring Therapy and Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF), supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Available in two formats, you can choose from the webcast version, Tailoring Therapy & Improving Outcomes in Patients with ADHF, or the electronic publication, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Monograph.

Both versions contain discussions from experts in the field on the diagnosis and classification of ADHF, existing therapies, new guidelines and safety and efficacy data for new and emerging treatment therapies, as well as strategies for individualizing therapy to improve patient outcomes. Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive continuing education credits.

Other Online CME Available

Whether you missed SCCM’s 2016 Critical Care Congress or couldn’t make it to all the sessions of interest, you can still participate in the most popular sessions online at your convenience. Earn free continuing medical education credits by viewing any of the following webcasts and then applying for credit:

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 and 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.

Reserve Your Spot for Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results

Reserve your spot for the second installment of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) two-part ICU Liberation webcast series. “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results” will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants and nonparticipants of the ongoing ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Collaborative. Those who did not attend the first session are still encouraged to register, and may view the first session before attending the webcast.

All members of the IPT responsible for bundle implementation (i.e., nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and administrative leads or nurse managers) are strongly encouraged to attend to ensure optimal impact. Results from participation will be most effective if attended by the entire team; partial team attendance is also acceptable.

During this second 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 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 include:

  • Report results from the test of change and plan the next test
  • Identify influences and conflict challenges that exist and practice using appropriate tools to address them
  • List activities that the team needs to address for successful ABCDEF Bundle implementation

This 60-minute webcast, which will be moderated by Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM, will take place on 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: 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 ICU stay.

Register for Pre- and Post-Congress Educational Sessions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress will be packed with essential clinical information to keep you well-informed on the latest groundbreaking research and developments in critical care. The pre- and post-Congress educational sessions reflect the most up-to-date topics and evidence-based information so you can incorporate the latest clinical treatments and administrative strategies into your everyday practice.

Pre-Congress Educational Sessions
Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21

  • Advances in Veterinary Critical Care
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course
  • Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care
  • ECMO Management
    * This course will take place at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Saturday, January 21

  • Adult Multidisciplinary ICU Simulation Bootcamp
    * This course will take place at the University of Hawaii Translational Health Science Simulation Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Adult Airway Management in the Critically Ill
  • Fundamentals Faculty Academy
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: From Cardiovascular Physiology to Applied Intensive Care Medicine
  • Ho’ola hou (Revive): Resuscitation Officers Training Program (Code Blue and Medical Emergency Teams)
  • Liver Failure in the ICU: Key Concepts and Management Principles
  • Nutrition Research Workshop: From Bench to Bedside
  • What You Need to Know to Manage the Neurologically Critically Ill Patient

Post-Congress Educational Session
Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26

  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric
    *These courses will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Space for each course is limited, so register early to guarantee your top choice. To view course descriptions, visit the Congress Program page.

If you plan to attend a course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you plan to attend a course and not Congress, register in the SCCM store by searching the course title. If you are currently registered for Congress, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to add a pre- and/or post-Congress educational session to your existing registration and for answers to any of your questions.

Build your critical care knowledge and enhance the care you deliver to patients by attending SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Join more than 6,000 members of the critical care community at this five-day event. When the right people come together in one place, ideas become reality. Register online today.

Register for Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results

Register today for the second installment of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) two-part ICU Liberation webcast series. “Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU: Results” will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants and nonparticipants of the ongoing ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Collaborative. Those who did not attend the first session are still encouraged to register.

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 nurse managers) are strongly encouraged to attend. Results from participation will be most effective if attended by the entire team; partial team attendance is also acceptable.

During this second 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 provide an opportunity for teams to:

  • Report results from the test of change and plan the next test
  • Identify influences and conflict challenges that exist and practice using appropriate tools to address them
  • List activities that the team needs to address for successful ABCDEF Bundle implementation

This 60-minute webcast, which will be moderated by Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM, will take place on 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: 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 ICU stay.

Register for January Ultrasound Courses

Focused ultrasound examinations in the critical care setting have become an extension of the clinical assessment because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Assist in immediate patient management by learning or enhancing point-of-care skills during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) critical care ultrasound courses.

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging with SCCM’s comprehensive, two-day Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric course. In each, participants benefit from guided, focused skill stations and interactive presentations to reinforce key learning points. Extensive faculty coverage ensures a significant hands-on experience for each participant. Learn from a world-renowned faculty comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more.

Both courses will be held January 25 and 26, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, following SCCM’s 46th Critical Care Congress. Register online today with your customer ID and password. If you plan to attend an ultrasound course in conjunction with Congress, register at www.sccm.org/Congress. If you wish to attend an ultrasound course and not attend Congress, register at the Critical Care Ultrasound or Critical Care Ultrasound: Pediatric event registration page.

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

Free CE Credit Activities from the 45th Critical Care Congress

If you were unable to attend the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2016 Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA, or simply couldn’t make it to all sessions of interest, you can still experience several popular industry-supported sessions online. Review the content at your own pace from the comfort and convenience of your home or office and earn free continuing education credit by viewing any of the following complimentary webcasts and then applying for credit.

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 and 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 and 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.

Reserve Your Spot for Upcoming ICU Liberation Webcasts

Reserve your spot 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. The webcasts will be conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. Registration is open to both participants and non-participants of the ongoing ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Collaborative, and is complimentary for all.

For optimal impact, it is strongly encouraged that all members of the IPT responsible for bundle implementation (i.e., nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, and administrative leads or RN managers) attend both sessions. Results from participation will be most effective if attended by the entire team; partial team attendance is also acceptable.

During 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.

Learning objectives include:

  • 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

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 include:

  • 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, which will be moderated by Diane Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM, 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. 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.