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Literature reviews and articles from thought leaders and experts offer the latest insights into critical care issues and updates on SCCM activities.

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Mechanical Circulatory Support With ECPR

Mechanical Circulatory Support With ECPR

Does adding mechanical circulatory support to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) lead to better outcomes than ECMO alone? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a recent meta-analysis that...

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SCCM Critical Care Workforce Update 2023

SCCM Critical Care Workforce Update 2023

As an update to a 2019 workforce report, three committees from the Society of Critical Care Medicine evaluated critical care medicine’s continued emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, changes...

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2024 ICU Heroes Award Winners

2024 ICU Heroes Award Winners

Independence Day is supposed to be a day of celebration, but for Cooper Roberts and Ian Azeredo, it was life changing. If it were not for their respective critical care teams, it would have been...

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Knowledge Area: Resuscitation Trauma
Fluid Resuscitation in Children With Acute Kidney Injury

Fluid Resuscitation in Children With Acute Kidney Injury

Should critically injured children receive balanced crystalloid (BC) solutions or normal saline (NS) during fluid resuscitation? This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a recent study examining...

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Knowledge Area: Pediatrics Sepsis
Appropriate Antibiotic Delay in Bloodstream Infections: How Long Is Too Long?

Appropriate Antibiotic Delay in Bloodstream Infections: How Long Is Too Long?

Does delaying antibiotic treatment in patients with bloodstream infections have an effect on mortality? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a study on the impact that time-to-appropriate...

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Knowledge Area: Infection
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest

Does extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) improve survival rates? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a study that sought to determine whether patients who received eCPR after...

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Knowledge Area: Cardiovascular Resuscitation
Fundamentals Courses Help Critically Ill Patients in Underserved Areas

Fundamentals Courses Help Critically Ill Patients in Underserved Areas

Thanks to the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, Gisselle Aguilar Sabillón, MD, recently led two Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support courses in San...

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My First Congress: What to Know

My First Congress: What to Know

Attending your first Critical Care Congress? Read on for some tips and tricks on navigating the meeting without becoming overwhelmed.

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World-Renowned Experts at the 2024 Critical Care Congress

World-Renowned Experts at the 2024 Critical Care Congress

SCCM is thrilled to bring world-renowned thought leaders to the 2024 Critical Care Congress to discuss innovative developments and hot topics in critical care. Read the thought leaders’ own...

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SCCM Members Extend Commitment to Ukrainian Clinicians

SCCM Members Extend Commitment to Ukrainian Clinicians

A multiprofessional group of SCCM members trained more than 300 clinicians in September, returning to Lviv, Ukraine to provide Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical, ICU Liberation, and...

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Knowledge Area: Crisis Management Procedures
Critically Ill Children and the ICU Liberation Bundle

Critically Ill Children and the ICU Liberation Bundle

Does use of the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F) improve outcomes in critically ill children? Explore the first multicenter report on the impact of the entire ICU Liberation Bundle in critically ill...

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SCCM Success at AMA House of Delegates Meetings

SCCM Success at AMA House of Delegates Meetings

Society of Critical Care Medicine representatives to the American Medical Association House of Delegates provide an update on recent advocacy.

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REDISCOVER-ICU: Utilizing Data to Study Drug Repurposing Beyond COVID-19

REDISCOVER-ICU: Utilizing Data to Study Drug Repurposing Beyond COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant gaps in the healthcare system, such as healthcare inequities and the need for more treatment options for intensive care unit patients with serious...

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Knowledge Area: Pharmacology Research
The Impact of Blood Culture Positivity on Community-Acquired Sepsis

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The Impact of Blood Culture Positivity on Community-Acquired Sepsis

This Concise Critical Appraisal delves into the impact of blood culture positivity on community-acquired sepsis and evaluates the epidemiology, resistance profiles, and clinical outcomes of culture...

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Knowledge Area: Sepsis
President’s Message: Research Triggers Thought . . . and Action!

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President’s Message: Research Triggers Thought . . . and Action!

SCCM is supporting transformative and informative research, encouraging thought and action through its grants, programs, sections, collaborative audits, and research networks.

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Knowledge Area: Research
Push-Dose Vasopressor Safety and Efficacy

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Push-Dose Vasopressor Safety and Efficacy

Are push-dose vasopressors (PDPs) safe and effective for patients with hypotension outside the operating room? This Concise Critical Appraisal covers a recent study that sought to determine whether...

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Knowledge Area: Cardiovascular Pharmacology
SCCM Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeks to Transform Sepsis Care With Support of CMSS Grant

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SCCM Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeks to Transform Sepsis Care With Support of CMSS Grant

Sepsis is the leading cause of hospitalization and hospital deaths in the United States. SCCM has received a grant from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies to improve diagnostic excellence...

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Big Data Leads to the Discovery Data Science Campaign

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Big Data Leads to the Discovery Data Science Campaign

The Discovery Data Science Campaign was launched in 2022 to improve the care of critically ill patients by leveraging the use of large-scale data (big data) for research. The campaign’s goal...

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Concise Critical Appraisal: Prehospital Transfusions and Mortality in Pediatric Trauma

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Concise Critical Appraisal: Prehospital Transfusions and Mortality in Pediatric Trauma

Is prehospital transfusion associated with better outcomes in pediatric trauma? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a retrospective study of children who sustained trauma that found that...

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RSV Vaccination in Adults May Curtail Morbidity and Mortality

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RSV Vaccination in Adults May Curtail Morbidity and Mortality

This Concise Critical Appraisal delves into the impact of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and explores a recent trial that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first RSV...

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Knowledge Area: Pulmonary
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