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Surviving Sepsis, ICU Liberation Offer Guidelines in Numerous Languages

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s American College of Critical Care Medicine offers numerous guidelines to help ensure consistent, evidence-based care of critical care patients using the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge available.

The most recent guidelines released relate to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the ICU Liberation initiative. Both initiatives are dedicated to improving care worldwide, with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign aimed at reducing sepsis mortality and ICU Liberation focused on providing tools and resources to assess, treat and prevent pain, agitation and delirium (PAD). These guidelines have been translated into various languages to ensure worldwide distribution.

ICU Liberation (PAD Guidelines)

Japanese Guidelines Translation

Surviving Sepsis Campaign (2012 Guidelines)

Chinese Guidelines Translation

French Guidelines Translation

German Guidelines Translation

Japanese Guidelines Translation

Persian Guidelines Translation

Portuguese Guidelines Translation

Spanish Guidelines Translation

AHA Survey Seeks Critical Care Input

The American Heart Association (AHA) is preparing to revise its 2010 guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation  and emergency cardiovascular care. The AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee has identified members of the critical care community as key stakeholders in this process. Please participate in this brief survey to provide feedback that may be used to craft the 2015 guidelines.

Parenteral Nutrition Safety Recommendations Published

To address the parenteral nutrition safety gaps and improve patient protections, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) has published a comprehensive set of recommendations in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition for improving the safety of parenteral nutrition. This article is open access.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has recently collaborated with A.S.P.E.N. on a nutrition guideline titled Recommendations for Changes in Commercially Available Parenteral Multivitamin and Multi – Trace Element Products.

Webcast on GRADE Methodology for SSC Guidelines

SSC LogoThe Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology is based on a sequential assessment of the quality of evidence, followed by the benefits, risks, burden, and cost, leading to development and grading of a management recommendation.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, GRADE Methodology, will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Mark E. Nunnally, MD, FCCM, will provide information on the GRADE system engaged for the 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign  (SSC) guidelines. Topics to be covered include:

  • Translating evidence into graded recommendations
  • Identify features that reduce or increase the quality of evidence
  • Appraising clinical data to determine the quality of evidence
  • Integrating the quality of evidence for an intervention with its costs, and the balance between desirable and undesirable effects and values to determine the strength of a recommendation

This event, part of SCCM’s webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.

Register online today. Registration is complimentary for all participants. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Programs are supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation:

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Access the Latest Clinical Practice Guidelines

Get the information you need, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Guidelines app provides summaries of select American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) guidelines for quick reference as well as an opportunity to download PDFs of full guidelines to your device. Developed by the ACCM and approved by the Board of Regents and SCCM Council, these guidelines provide the essential recommendations, protocols and parameters for intensive care unit activities. Read more…

Submit Your Abstract for Congress

Abstract submission for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress is now open. Contribute to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research and case reports for presentation at the 2014 Congress to be held in San Francisco, California, USA. If accepted, your work will be on display from January 10 to 12, 2014, and will be published in Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care sub-specialty journal. You also will benefit from:

  • Peer evaluation: Select posters will be visited by critical care experts who provide indispensable feedback.
  • Awards: Multiple awards are offered, including scientific awards, educational scholarships and research awards.

Presenting authors who are SCCM members at the time of abstract submission may have an opportunity to apply for complimentary Congress registration.

Abstracts will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. Central Time on September 3, 2013. Submission categories are: Administration, Basic Science, Case Reports, Clinical Science, and Education. Visit www.sccm.org/abstracts for complete details on submission guidelines and categories.

Apply New SSC Bundles in Triage

The recently revised Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines identify triage in the emergency room as “time zero,” starting the clock on measuring compliance with the bundle elements. This measurement is central to the Campaign’s goals of performance improvement and mortality reduction. When determining patient eligibility for the three- and six-hour bundles, clinicians must understand the rationale for establishing triage as time zero and recognize how to implement the bundles in various scenarios.

During the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) April 23 webcast, The New Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles: From Time Zero to Tomorrow, senior leaders of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign will focus on the revised SSC bundles and the rationale for the changes. Additionally, they will highlight ongoing research efforts that are dependent upon the data from bundle implementation.

This event, part of SCCM’s newest webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.

Register online today. Registration is complimentary for all participants. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.