Tag: research

Concise Critical Appraisal: Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism and RBC Transfusion in Infants
Neunhoeffer et al (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19:318-327) sought to use noninvasive means to determine the changes in cerebral oxygen metabolism in infants younger than 6 months who have undergone major surgery.  

Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine (CCM) is the premier peer-reviewed, scientific publication in critical care.

Concise Critical Appraisal: Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Perkins et al (N Engl J Med. 2018;379:711-721) set out to examine the effects of epinephrine during OHCA.

Donate to SCCM
Support the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) by donating. Donations to SCCM benefit: Resource-Limited Areas, Sepsis Training, Quality Improvement, and Research. Because SCCM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, every donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Concise Critical Appraisal: Fluid Administration and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Kuppermann et al (N Engl J Med. 2018;378:2275-2287) sought to prospectively determine the role that fluid makeup and rate have on the development of neurologic injury in children with DKA.

Grants
SCCM offers several grant opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve care.

Concise Critical Appraisal: The Effect of Ramelteon Administration on the Duration of ICU Stay
Nishikimi et al (Crit Care Med. 2018;46:1099-1105) set out to identify the effects of ramelteon, a melatonin agonist, on ICU length of stay for critically ill patients.

Journals
As the Society’s premier peer-reviewed publications, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine direct readers to articles aimed at improving the care of all critically ill and injured patients.

Concise Critical Appraisal: The Efficacy of ECMO for Severe ARDS
Combes et al (N Engl J Med. 2018;378:1965-1975) set out to determine whether the use of ECMO reduced mortality in patients with ARDS when defined by one of three criteria: P/F ratio < 50 mm Hg for > 3 hours, P/F ratio < 80 mm Hg for > 6 hours, or pH < 7.25 coupled with Paco2 ≥ 60 mm Hg for > 6 hours (with respiratory rate < 35 beats/min and plateau pressure ≤ 32 cm H2O). 

Norma J. Shoemaker Grant
This grant honors founding Executive Director Norma J. Shoemaker, MN, FCCM, and is given to support the research studies of an SCCM nurse member. 

Concise Critical Appraisal: Ultra-Low Tidal Volume Ventilation During CPR
Ruemmler et al (Resuscitation. 2018;132:56-62) set out to compare intermittent positive pressure ventilation to passive oxygenation (continuous positive airway pressure) and a novel ultra-low tidal volume ventilation (ULTVV) regimen.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) is the first scientific, peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on pediatric critical care and critical care neonatology.

Research
Those critical care professionals dedicated to research are vitally important to the present and future of the specialty.

Research Section
The Research Section promotes and supports a multiprofessional model of basic, translational and clinical research to ensure optimal outcomes for all critically ill patients.

Research/Quality
A central component of the Society's mission is the support of quality-based improvement initiatives and the support of multiprofessional research at all levels.

SCCM Research Grants
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers several opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve care.

SCCM-Weil Research Grant Recipients
SCCM-Weil Research Grant Recipients