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Use of Corticosteroids in Septic Shock On Demand Is Now Available

The recently broadcast Use of Corticosteroids in Septic Shock webcast is now available for purchase On Demand.

In this webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series, Djillali Annane, MD, and Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD, discuss the rationale for use or avoidance of corticosteroids in critically ill patients with septic shock and highlight the controversies surrounding the use of low-dose corticosteroids and the association with clinical outcomes.

Use of Corticosteroids in Septic Shock On Demand gives you access to videos containing both slide presentations and synchronized speaker audio for every lecture in a searchable format, making it the next best thing to attending the live event. Once you’ve purchased Use of Corticosteroids in Septic Shock On Demand, you can access the materials as often as you like by logging into www.MySCCM.org.

Use of Corticosteroids in Septic Shock On Demand is available for purchase in the SCCM store. The registration rate is just $35 for members ($45 for nonmembers).

If you participated in the live event, your subscription to the On Demand service was included in your registration fee. The materials can be accessed by logging into www.MySCCM.org with your customer ID and password.

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is a joint project of the SCCM Scientific Review Committee and the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s Ethics Committee. This series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which there is no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence for guiding practice decisions.

Consent for Research On Demand is Now Available

The recently broadcast Consent for Research in the ICU webcast is now available for purchase On Demand.

In this webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series, Alex Kon, MD, FCCM, and Dan Thompson, MD, MA, FCCM, discuss the challenges associated with obtaining pediatric and adult consent for complex research in critically ill patients. Also, federal regulations, the SUPPORT study, and the potential impact of consent decisions on the well-being of patients and healthcare personnel are reviewed.

Consent for Research in the ICU On Demand gives you access to videos containing both slides and lectures from every lecture in a searchable format, making it the next best thing to attending the live event. Once you’ve purchased Consent for Research in the ICU On Demand, you can access the materials as often as you like by logging into www.MySCCM.org.

Consent for Research in the ICU On Demand is available for purchase in the SCCM store. The registration rate is just $35 for members ($45 for nonmembers).

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is a joint project of the SCCM Scientific Review Committee and the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s Ethics Committee. This series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which there is no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence for guiding practice decisions.

Watch New Choosing Wisely® Videos

The Choosing Wisely® campaign has released new videos featuring leaders from across the healthcare spectrum talking about the challenges, opportunities and impact of the Choosing Wisely® campaign.

Choosing Wisely: Professionalism in Action

Choosing Wisely in Medical Education

Choosing Wisely: Inspiring Conversations to Reduce Overuse in Health Care

Strengthening Health Care Through Professionalism

The Critical Care Societies Collaborative released a list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” during the 43rd Critical Care Congress. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support physicians and patients in making wise choices about their care:

• Don’t order diagnostic tests at regular intervals (such as every day), but rather in response to specific clinical questions.

• Don’t transfuse red blood cells in hemodynamically stable, non-bleeding intensive care unit (ICU) patients with a hemoglobin concentration greater than 7 g/dL.

• Don’t use parenteral nutrition in adequately nourished critically ill patients within the first seven days of an ICU stay.

• Don’t deeply sedate mechanically ventilated patients without a specific indication and without daily attempts to lighten sedation.

• Don’t continue life support for patients at high risk for death or severely impaired functional recovery without offering patients and their families the alternative of care focused entirely on comfort.

Read more…

Webcast to Discuss Obtaining Consent for Research in the ICU

The face of modern medicine has greatly changed over the past few decades. In order to continue to make advances in treating diseases, improving quality of care, and enhancing patient experiences, clinical investigators must find subjects willing to partner in research efforts.

In the webcast, Consent for Research in the ICU, from the Controversies in Critical Care series, Dan Thompson, MD, MA, FCCM, and Alex Kon, MD, FCCM, will discuss the challenges associated with obtaining pediatric and adult consent for complex research in critically ill patients. During the discussion, federal regulations, the SUPPORT study, and the potential impact of consent decisions on the well-being of patients and healthcare personnel will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the fundamentals of consent for research

• Explain the issues of consent for research when the patients cannot consent for themselves

• Describe the difference between pediatric and adult consent for research

• Explore the problems in consent for complex research in critically ill patients

This webcast will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Register online today. The registration fee for this 60-minute webcast is $30 for SCCM members and $40 for nonmembers. Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to inquire about the $200 group rate for institutions that will host multiple participants.

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is a joint project of the SCCM Scientific Review Committee and the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s Ethics Committee. This series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which there is no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence for guiding practice decisions.