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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.
Apply for SCCM Awards
SCCM offers numerous awards that recognize dedication and contributions to the field in a variety of areas. Nominate yourself or a colleague or recognize your entire intensive care unit team by August 1, 2019.
ACCM Seeking Volunteer Methodologists
The American College of Critical Care Medicine is seeking an experienced volunteer methodologist to serve on a new SCCM evidence-based guideline panel related to rapid sequence intubation as applied to critically ill and injured patients.
Critical Care Awareness Month
May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). Keeping with the tradition of NCCARM, be sure to wear blue on Friday, May 17.
Apply for SCCM Research Grants
SCCM offers several opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve patient care in the intensive care unit. The application portal for the SCCM Research Grants is open through June 3, 2019.
Join the Creative Community
Joining SCCM’s Creative Community is one of the most important contributions a member can make in helping the Society achieve its mission and vision. Applications are due May 1, 2019.
Call for Council Nominations
The Society of Critical Care Medicine has opened the call for members to fill open positions on the SCCM Council.
Hot off the Press: Guidelines for Treatment of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
The “Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition: Update of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines,” are now available in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
SCCM Ranked Among Top Societies with Gender Equity in Leadership
In the JAMA article, “Analysis of Gender Equity in Leadership of Physician-Focused Medical Specialty Societies, 2008-2017,” researchers ranked SCCM among the top societies with the highest number of years with women presidents.
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.
Hot off the Press: New PADIS Guideline
The 2018 PADIS Guideline Panel Collaborative recently updated and expanded the 2013 SCCM Pain, Agitation, and Delirium (PAD) Practice Guideline.
Technology and Critical Care
The 48th Critical Care Congress will feature Tech Lab talks and Congress sessions on the role of technology in healthcare. 
SCCM Congress Features Therapy Animals at Wellness Lab
The 48th Critical Care Congress Wellness Lab will feature a variety of topics, including a session that highlights the benefits of pet therapy in healthcare settings.
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.
THRIVE Congress Highlights and Late-Breaking Research
The 48th Critical Care Congress session, THRIVE: Bringing Meaning and Life Back to Survivors of Critical Illness, will bring together experts to discuss the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s THRIVE Initiative.
Congratulations to SCCM President Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM
The Society of Critical Care Medicine welcomes Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, as its 2019 president.
SCCM Launches Open-Access Journal
Critical Care Explorations (CCE) is the official open access, peer-review journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Hot off the Press: Continuum of Care
The latest edition of Critical Connections is now available online.