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2014-01-28 16:25:34

Critical Care Societies Collaborative issues list of clinical practices to question as part of Choosing Wisely® initiative ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) -- as part of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) -- has identified five routine critical care practices that should be questioned because they may not always be necessary and could, in fact, be harmful. Its efforts support Choosing Wisely®, an...

2014-01-07 08:30:19

SCCM Event Examines Groundbreaking AKI Risk Assessment Biomarkers SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of critical care experts will discuss how new biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) could affect care of critically ill patients at a symposium being held in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, Calif. Astute Medical, Inc. is sponsoring the event "Early AKI Assessment: Are...

2013-07-01 19:12:08

The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD), the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments. The ATS developed the statement with input from the Society of...

2013-05-23 12:27:37

BOSTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces recipients in the 2013 National Awards Program to Recognize Achievements in Eliminating Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs). Eight hospitals and health care facilities were honored for successful and sustained efforts to prevent HAIs, specifically infections in critical care settings. HAIs are infections acquired...

2012-10-01 23:00:08

Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in Florida, recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2013 Family-Centered Care Innovation Award for their work at Joe DiMaggio Children´s Hospital, the leading children´s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Hallandale Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in...

2012-02-29 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is using IBM analytics to help its members and the wider medical community more effectively deliver care to critically ill patients around the globe. Working with IBM, SCCM is able to make relevant information for patient treatment more easily accessible to physicians, nurses and clinicians. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2012-01-03 22:04:26

To reduce mortality and improve patient care in the nation's ICUs, a task force formed by the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), in conjunction with the US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group (USCIITG) has recommended that research in the field become less fragmented and better account for patient heterogeneity and the complexity of critical illness. The CCSC comprises the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("Apollo") (OTC-BB: AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist and multi-disciplinary care management services to the healthcare community, today announced that it has acquired Pulmonary Critical Care Management, Inc. ("PCCM"), a provider of management services to the Los Angeles Lung Center, as well as the formation of its new Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In exchange for a 100% ownership...

2011-05-01 00:09:07

A Howard University Pre-Medical student has been awarded a prestigious international travel award. The award will be used to learn how African health care systems that are overwhelmed with the provision of basic medical needs for large populations deal with the need to provide critical medical care to individuals who need short term intensive care in order to survive. The winning student, Miss Kimberly Bunting will accompany a research and education team from Johns Hopkins Hospital and the...

2011-01-19 23:25:52

A multifaceted quality improvement intervention that included education, reminders and feedback through a collaborative telecommunication network improved the adoption of evidenced-based care practices in intensive care units at community hospitals for practices such as preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a study that will appear in the January 26 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its...