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Knowledge Education Groups

Knowledge Education Groups (KEGs) are informal groups within the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) that come together to advance a specific area of knowledge. Join a KEG to connect with other SCCM members interested in a specific subject. View the KEG FAQ for more information.
 
KEGs are a new member benefit, and the Society is seeking applications to establish these new groups.
 
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Global Outreach KEG - SCCM Members Only
The Global Outreach KEG aims to connect clinicians interested in improving care across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The goal of this KEG is to optimize critical care education and practice in LMICs and build upon successful global outreach projects and initiatives. 
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Geriatric KEG – SCCM Members Only
The Geriatric KEG aims to connect those interested in the emerging field of geriatric critical care medicine to discuss topics such as best practices for clinical management of critically ill older adults, inclusion of older adults in critical care research, consideration of the older ICU population in critical care Clinical Practice Guidelines, and identification and development of opportunities to integrate geriatrics into critical care fellowship education.
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Ethics KEG – SCCM Members Only
The Ethics KEG aims to promote discussion and collaboration among healthcare professionals with an interest in ethics. The KEG will address topics chosen by the platform's participants, with subsections centered on particular themes such as end of life, moral distress, and other important ethical issues in critical care.
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Obstetric Critical Care KEG – SCCM Members Only
The Obstetric Critical Care KEG aims to connect healthcare professionals interested in the care of critically ill obstetric patients. The goal of this KEG is to bring together professionals from different disciplines to improve clinical practice, quality of communication, and education in obstetric care, and develop research collaborations.
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Women in Critical Care KEG - SCCM Members Only 
The Women in Critical Care KEG aims to connect women in the field, forge new leadership opportunities for them, and establish critical care as a viable and fulfilling career choice. The KEG is committed to fostering a supportive community that can help women advance within the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), as well as within their professional careers.
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Choosing Wisely KEG - SCCM Members Only 
The Choosing Wisely® KEG is aimed at improving awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign. Members will exchange ideas on how to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments and discuss how members have been able to implement initiatives at their medical centers.
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Data Science KEG - SCCM Members Only 
The Data Science in Intensive Care Medicine Knowledge Education Group (KEG) aims to support Society of Critical Care Medicine members in learning how data science can be applied to problems in critical care medicine. Data science is an interdisciplinary field that employs statistical and machine learning (ML) methods to extract knowledge from complex datasets.
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Submitting a KEG Application 
Members must submit an application to start a KEG. Applicants must:  
  • Identify which of the official knowledge lines the KEG to which the KEG will align: 
    • Administration; Cardiovascular; Disaster; Endocrine; Epidemiology/Outcomes; 
    • Ethics End of Life; GI/Nutrition; Hematology; Immunology 
    • Infection; Integument (skin); Neurology; Obstetrics; 
    • Patient and Family Support; Pharmacology; Procedures 
    • Professional Development; Pulmonary; Quality and Patient Safety; 
    • Renal; Resuscitation; Sepsis; Shock; Trauma 
  • Conduct a needs assessment survey and hold an in-person meeting that assesses the sustainability of the KEG. Applicants must describe their findings from these activities.   
  • Identify at least 50 Society members in good standing interested in joining the KEG. Use the KEG Member Applicant Form to collect names: https://bit.ly/2SFYpzk  
  • Names of two co-chairs with diamond or platinum engagement scores 
Submit a KEG Application

Once a KEG is approved and established, leaders within the KEG are required to meet once a year, provide an annual report to the SCCM Council, and adhere to all SCCM bylaws and policies. 
 
KEGs are not subparts of SCCM sections, but rather available to members across the Society.  Sections may not form KEGs.  KEGs do not receive Society funding but may apply through the Strategic Planning process for specific projects.  
 
For additional information regarding KEGs or starting a group, contact Dominika Skarka.