The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) will offer two non-CME webcasts in the month of November. These webcasts are complimentary for all participants. If you have questions regarding these webcasts, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
Nearly 800,000 Americans receive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure in the intensive care unit each year. In this webcast from the Project Dispatch series, Christopher Ethan Cox, MD, MPH, and his team explore a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded study and explain which of two treatments is more effective in reducing psychological distress and improving quality of life.
Made possible through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), SCCM’s Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research.
More than 22 million units of blood are transfused in the United States annually, and understanding the risk/benefit ratio is essential. In this webcast, part of an ongoing educational effort to provide the latest information on transfusion practices to the critical care community, Philip Spinella, MD, FCCM, Howard Corwin, MD, FCCM, Joshua Salvin, MD, MPH, and Paul Checchia, MD, FCCM, will address transfusing the critically ill child. A follow-up intermediate session on the same topic will be held at the 2014 Critical Care Congress.