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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-332 Dexmedetomidine Use in Critically-Ill Children with Acute Respiratory Failure

SCCM Pod-331 Bleeding Management and Reversal Strategies for the DOAC Patient: New and Future Approaches

SCCM Pod-330 Long-Term Mental Health Problems After Delirium in the ICU

SCCM Pod-329 A Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients with ARDS

SCCM Pod-328 Long-Term Quality of Life Among Survivors of Severe Sepsis: Analyses of Two International Trials

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.

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-309 Overall Hypothermia Update

SCCM Pod-308 Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Versus Plasma For Rapid Vitamin K Antagonist Reversal

SCCM Pod-307 Transforming the Morbidity and Mortality Conference to Promote Safety and Quality in a PICU

SCCM Pod-306 Fusing Clinical Care with Clinical Research: The Future of the Randomized Control Trial in a Self-Learning Healthcare System

New iCritical Care Podcast Discusses PICS and ICU Liberation

You are encouraged to listen to an in-depth iCritical Care podcast featuring former Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) President Maurene A. Harvey, MPH, RN, MCCM, in which she raises awareness about post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) and related research and management strategies. Such strategies include ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle implementation.

SCCM Pod-303 Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Truth About Consequences, Right Care Right Now … and Later

The podcast provides a nice preview of Ms. Harvey’s upcoming plenary session at SCCM’s 45th Critical Care Congress.

On a related note, you are encouraged to check out educational content centered on ABCDEF Bundle implementation strategies that are available in PDF format on the ICU Liberation website.

Implementing the A Component of the ABCDEF Bundle
Implementing the B Component of the ABCDEF Bundle
Implementing the C Component of the ABCDEF Bundle
Implementing the D Component of the ABCDEF Bundle
Implementing the E Component of the ABCDEF Bundle
Implementing the F Component of the ABCDEF Bundle

The ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation, delirium, and early mobility, along with educating and empowering patients and families.

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.

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.

Two of the latest releases feature experts discussing acute kidney injury (AKI). One podcast centers on the risks associated with AKI, the other on renal repair after AKI.

SCCM Pod-269 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Underestimates Risk Associated With Mild and Moderate Postoperative AKI

SCCM Pod-275 44th Critical Care Congress: Is Repair After AKI Linked to Long-Term Outcomes?

New iCritical Care Podcast Hosts

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) extends a warm welcome to our new iCritical Care podcast hosts, Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Todd Fraser, MD. Drs. Lin and Fraser will be working alongside our current hosts, Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, and Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, both of whom have hosted dozens of insightful podcasts during their stellar tenures.

Below are the initial podcasts hosted by Drs. Lin and Fraser. You’re encouraged to check them out!

SCCM Pod-246 Interaction Between Fluids and Vasoactive Agents on Mortality in Septic Shock (Fraser)

SCCM Pod-252 44th Critical Care Congress: Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Compassionate Care (Lin)

SCCM Pod-256 The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations (Lin)

SCCM’s 44th Critical Care Congress a Resounding Success

Thank you all for making the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 44th Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, a great success! The 2015 Congress provided more than 6,000 critical care clinicians from around the world with unique opportunities to network with leadership in critical care and experience enlightened and innovative learning experiences.

Videos from key Congress sessions, including plenary sessions and the Presidential Address from Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, are now available. You can also access bonus video interviews conducted with thought leaders in the field.

In addition, our iCritical Care podcast hosts had the opportunity to interview numerous Congress speakers and prominent members of the critical care community. Listen to these podcasts, including a sit-down with Dr. Coopersmith.

You are also encouraged to check out new articles released by JAMA and Critical Care Medicine during a late-breaker session at the 2015 Congress:

“Protocolized Sedation vs. Usual Care in Pediatric Patients Mechanically Ventilated for Acute Respiratory Failure”

• Accompanying Editorial

“Chlorhexidine Bathing and Health Care-Associated Infections: A Randomized Clinical Trial”

• Accompanying Editorial

“The Impact of Hospital and Intensive Care Unit Organizational Factors on Outcome in Critically Ill Patients: Results from the EPIC II Study”

“The Epidemiology of Chronic Critical Illness in the United States”

See you next year, February 20 to 24, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA, for SCCM’s 45th Critical Care Congress!

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.

The latest releases feature experts discussing: the interaction of fluids and vasoactive agents during the treatment of sepsis; early mobility implementation strategies in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); and implementation of an enteral nutrition algorithm that significantly improved enteral nutrition delivery and decreased reliance on parenteral nutrition in critically ill children.

SCCM Pod-248 Achieving Nutrient Delivery Goals with a Stepwise Enteral Nutrition Algorithm

SCCM Pod-247 Early Mobilization in the PICU

SCCM Pod-246 Interaction Between Fluids and Vasoactive Agents on Mortality in Septic Shock

Webcast to Discuss Family Satisfaction Assessment Tool

sq-Quality-Project-Dispatch v1_0The Family Satisfaction-Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) survey is an extensively validated instrument for assessing family satisfaction with general care and shared decision making. The neuroscience ICU at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH NICU) is using the FS-ICU survey to collect continuous data from all families of patients whose length of stay exceed 72 hours. The survey is also being sent to families of patients who died or received comfort measures in the unit. Results of the survey will be used in to further research and quality improvement initiatives.

In this presentation, David Y. Hwang, MD, and Jennifer Robinson, APRN, will discuss what prompted the YNHH NICU team to initiate this effort, what has been learned so far, and what new projects the results have generated. They will also discuss the logistics of using the FS-ICU survey and cost-effective strategies for continuous measurement of family satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the components of the FS-ICU survey, and compare this instrument to others designed to assess the family experience in critical care environments
  • Explore recent results of the ongoing FS-ICU study by the YNHH NICU
  • Share insights on fostering local multidisciplinary interest in improving family satisfaction and launching cost-effective research initiatives

The webcast, Using the FS-ICU Survey Instrument to Understand and Improve Family Satisfaction in a Neuroscience ICU, will take place on Wednesday, February, 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time (view additional time zones).

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

This webcast was organized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Project Dispatch. Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, efficacy, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research. This project is supported by grant number R18HS21940 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Project Dispatch iCritical Care Podcasts

SCCM Pod-232: Assessing Family Satisfaction using the FS-ICU Instrument in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with David Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine and a neurointensivist at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hwang will be hosting a webcast in 2014 featuring the FS-ICU tool, a well validated survey instrument utilized to assess family satisfaction with ICU care and shared decision-making. He will discuss the data collected from his Neuro ICU as well as his unit’s experience and why they became interested in family satisfaction research.  Released: 1/2/14

SCCM Pod-231: Family Presence: Evidence vs. Emotion

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM speaks with Cathie Guzzetta, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN, Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Guzzetta has been mentoring nurses and physicians in conducting family presence research and developing family presence programs since the mid-1990s. She will discuss Family Presence during CPR and invasive procedures.

These podcasts were made possible through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in support of Project Dispatch — Disseminating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Healthcare Professionals. This project was supported by grant number R18HS21940 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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-232: Assessing Family Satisfaction using the FS-ICU Instrument in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with David Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine and a neurointensivist at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hwang will be hosting a webcast in 2014 featuring the FS-ICU tool, a well validated survey instrument utilized to assess family satisfaction with ICU care and shared decision-making. He will discuss the data collected from his Neuro ICU as well as his unit’s experience and why they became interested in family satisfaction research.

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM speaks with Cathie Guzzetta, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN, Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Guzzetta has been mentoring nurses and physicians in conducting family presence research and developing family presence programs since the mid-1990s. She will discuss Family Presence during CPR and invasive procedures. This podcast made possible through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in support of Project Dispatch — Disseminating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Healthcare Professionals. Learn more at www.sccm.org/projectdispatch. (Project Dispatch) Released: 11/27/13

 

SCCM Pod-230: Pulmonary Artery Catheters in ICU Patients
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Hayley Beth Gershengorn, MD, lead author on an article published in the August Critical Care Medicine, “Understanding Changes in Established Practice: Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in Critically Ill Patients.” Study investigators found that use of pulmonary artery catheters in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has declined with significant variation across units, with most removal occurring in non-surgical ICUs and patients. Dr. Gershengorn is an Intensivist and Pulmonary Physician at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York. She is also Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. (Crit Care Med. 2013; 41[12] 2667-2676 11/27/13

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-231: Family Presence: Evidence vs. Emotion

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM speaks with Cathie Guzzetta, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN, Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Guzzetta has been mentoring nurses and physicians in conducting family presence research and developing family presence programs since the mid-1990s. She will discuss Family Presence during CPR and invasive procedures. This podcast made possible through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in support of Project Dispatch — Disseminating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Healthcare Professionals. Learn more at www.sccm.org/projectdispatch. (Project Dispatch)

SCCM Pod-230: Pulmonary Artery Catheters in ICU Patients

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Hayley Beth Gershengorn, MD, lead author on an article published in the August Critical Care Medicine, "Understanding Changes in Established Practice: Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in Critically Ill Patients." Study investigators found that use of pulmonary artery catheters in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has declined with significant variation across units, with most removal occurring in non-surgical ICUs and patients. Dr. Gershengorn is an Intensivist and Pulmonary Physician at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York. She is also Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. (Crit Care Med. 2013; 41[12] 2667-2676

SCCM Pod-229: Lifetime Achievement Award, Sepsis Research

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Mitchell P. Fink, MD, FCCM, who is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Lifetime Achievement Award; he discusses his background in critical care, as well as his research endeavors in sepsis and the future of this disease. Dr. Fink is Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Program for Critical Care Medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, USA. He also serves as Professor in Residence in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Anesthesiology at UCLA.

SCCM Pod-228 CCM: Screening Criteria for Palliative Care

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Judith Nelson, MD, JD, lead author on an article published in the October issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Choosing and Using Screening Criteria for Palliative Care Consultation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Report from the IPAL-ICU (Improving Palliative Care in the ICU) Advisory Board." The authors found that use of specific criteria to prompt proactive referral for palliative care consultation seems to help reduce utilization of ICU resources without changing mortality, while increasing involvement of palliative care specialists for critically ill patients and families in need. Dr. Nelson is professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, USA. She is also the director of the IPAL-ICU Project. (Crit Care Med. 2013;41(10):2318-2327.)