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Trip to West Africa Kicks Off SCCM AIRS Project

Oxygen is essential for human life and has no substitute. Its importance was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic by the many patients who had difficulty breathing. Medical oxygen is used in many different settings, such as intensive care units, operating rooms, delivery rooms, and during emergency transport.


Spreading Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training With the SCCM Course

In 2014, Nibras F. Bughrara, MD, FASA, FCCM, joined Albany Medical Center (AMC) in Albany, New York, USA, after completing a critical care medicine fellowship and perioperative echocardiography training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At the time, he was the only intensivist at AMC using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).


COVID-19 Shutdown Expands Opportunity to Teach Critical Care Medicine

Before Michael J. Waxman, MBA, MD, FCCM, heads out to teach an FCCS course, he goes into his attic, where his simulation and teaching equipment is stored. He selects what he needs among the mannequins, defibrillators, ventilators, and other supplies, packs it all into his car, and hits the road.


Teaching Crisis Management in the United States and Around the World

Mary J. Reed, MD, FCCM, began teaching FCCS about 25 years ago. From there, her involvement expanded to teaching multiple SCCM courses, helping to develop courses, and teaching the courses overseas.


SCCM Supports FCCS Training in Tajikistan

Khorog, the regional capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), sits at an elevation of 2200 meters among the beautiful but rugged and isolated Pamir Mountains, where some people live at elevations of 4000 meters or more. In this resource-limited region, the Soviet-era healthcare system differs markedly from that of the United States.


SCCM Pod-135 PCCM: WFPICCS and Its Global Agenda

Niranjan Kissoon, MD, FCCM, discusses his article published in the September 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies: Its Global Agenda.”


SCCM Pod-154 Establishing Successful FDM and FCCS Courses, METs

Babak Sarani, MD, serves as a course director for the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) and Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) programs and offers insight into the value of these programs, the road to becoming an instructor and how to establish FDM or FCCS at one's own institution.


SCCM Pod-196 CCM: Training Residents Effectively in Mechanical Ventilation

Michael Weinstein speaks with Ewan Goligher, MD, FRCPC, lead author on an article published in the October Critical Care Medicine, “Core Competency In Mechanical Ventilation: Development of Educational Objectives Using the Delphi Technique.”


SCCM Pod-243 Understanding Sleep in Critically Ill Patients

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Brian Gehlbach, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Gehlbach discusses “Understanding Sleep in Critically Ill Patients,” which he presented at the 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, California.


SCCM Pod-265 Diagnostic Errors in the Pediatric and Neonatal ICU

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Jason W. Custer, MD, about the article, “Diagnostic Errors in the Pediatric and Neonatal ICU: A Systematic Review,” published in the January 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


Donor-Funded Training Supports Fundamentals Courses in Rwanda

Learn how Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) members turned a passion for improving care into action by holding donor-funded training in resource-limited areas.