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SCCM Releases Policy Statement Regarding Interventions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine and four other major critical care organizations have recently released a policy statement endorsing a seven-step process to resolve disagreements about potentially inappropriate treatments.

Titled “Defining Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions: A Policy Statement from the Society of Critical Medicine Ethics Committee,” the material was published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Releases Guidelines Addressing Nutrition in Critically Ill

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently released guidelines addressing the provision and assessment of nutrition support therapy in the adult critically ill patient.

Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

On a separate note, the Society also recently released a policy statement addressing shared decision making in intensive care units.

Shared Decision Making in ICUs: An American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement