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Critical Care for Infants and Children: Updated Guidance and Practice Statement Released
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have jointly released a set of updated recommendations that define new categories for ascending levels of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) care for infants and children. The full evidence-based statement is published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month
September is Sepsis Awareness Month. SCCM is dedicated to raising awareness and education about sepsis and the importance of early identification. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (SSC) Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative was instrumental in identifying factors that contribute to improving the care of patients with sepsis on hospital wards and providing resources for implementation. The SSC recently published a comprehensive information guide, Early Identify of Sepsis on the Hospital Floors: Insights for Implementation of the Hour-1 Bundle.
2019 Abstract Award Recipients
A highlight of the Critical Care Congress is the Star Research and Research Snapshot Theater presentations—which focus on original investigative research and case reports.
Technology and Critical Care
The 48th Critical Care Congress will feature Tech Lab talks and Congress sessions on the role of technology in healthcare. 
Women in Critical Care Medicine
Roundtable Discussions will be making their return to the 48th Critical Care Congress. The Women in Critical Care Roundtables will cover a variety of topics related to advancing women in critical care.
Bringing Music to the ICU
The Wellness Lab will make its debut at the 48th Critical Care Congress and will cover a variety of topics, including How to Implement an ICU Musician in an Institutional Setting.
SCCM Launches Open-Access Journal
Critical Care Explorations (CCE) is the official open access, peer-review journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
SCCM Mentorship Program Toolkit
SCCM members can now find the Mentorship Program Toolkit in the SCCM Connect Library. Specialty section members are encouraged to become involved in the mentorship program.
SCCM Honored With Two Prestigious Awards for Donation Drive
The Society of Critical Care Medicine was recognized with two prestigious awards for coordinating a donation drive for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.