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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 Pedro Sula, Honduras, training 39 pediatric residents and ICU nurses and providing standardized knowledge about caring for critically ill children.
Can healthcare professionals use social media to enhance delivery of medical education and deliver the same educational content to a larger, more diverse, and more engaged audience? Ludwig H. Lin, MD, was joined by Nicolas M. Mark, MD, at the 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the role of social media in medical education.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.