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Coverage from the

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2020 Critical Care Congress

February 16 - 19, 2020; Orlando, Florida

February 16 - 19, 2020 Orlando, Florida
  • SCCM 2020 Growing Burden of Sepsis Projected to Rise Higher Early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis is becoming more critical than ever in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SCCM 2020 Sedation in the ICU Debated Time on a ventilator and ICU stays are shorter when mechanically ventilated patients are not sedated, but mortality rates are no different than they are with sedation, a multicenter study shows.

Conference News

Popular News From SCCM 2019

  • Repositioning Patients in Respiratory Distress Recommended Repositioning Patients in Respiratory Distress Recommended The prone position — recommended for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome — is underused, so two critical care nurses developed a protocol that standardizes the procedure.
  • Move to Take CMS Sepsis Mandates Nationwide Debated Move to Take CMS Sepsis Mandates Nationwide Debated One expert argued that the bundle reduces mortality and variability in care. Another pointed out that evidence for the SEP-1 components is lacking and the universal approach ties physicians' hands.
  • Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs Restrictions placed on electronic health record ordering systems that limit daily chest x-rays reduce use with no harm to patients, a Cleveland Clinic study shows.

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