Webcast: Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials

Registration is now open for the webcast, Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials: Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes, the first event in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) newly developed ICU Liberation series. In this session, Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, and Kenneth D. Hargett, MHA, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, will focus on the use of spontaneous awakening trials (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) to reduce the intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) and to help improve ICU outcomes. Through a case study, polling questions and audience interaction, this webcast will examine team communications and offer both pharmacological perspectives and ventilator liberation strategies. Learn why protocols and quality standards are priorities and share in discussions about culture change. Teams are welcome to participate.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the role of SAT/SBT as a quality strategy in reducing ICU LOS and ventilator use
  • Discover how team communications can be improved to facilitate implementation of standardized care plans
  • Discuss the role of pharmacological weaning in achieving care plan goals to move patients from mechanical ventilation

This webcast will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time.

Register online today using your Customer ID and password. Registration is complimentary for all participants.

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 will explore resources vital in assessing, treating and preventing these conditions and tools helpful in implementing the early mobility strategies that can help reduce the risk of long-term consequences from an ICU stay.

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