The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently hosted its 47th Critical Care Congress (CCC47) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX (Feb. 25–28). As the largest event in critical care medicine, CCC47 featured internationally renowned faculty and sessions that showcased developments in the field.
For those who weren’t able to attend or simply want to relive the moment, we rounded up a few highlights from CCC47 that were shared on Twitter.
Treatments that sound like the plot of a sci-fi movie
Never heard of Bioelectronic Medicine? You’re not alone. “Hacking” the body’s electrical pathways to influence the inflammatory system sounds pretty sci-fi! Check out Dr Kevin Tracey's TED Talk for a preview https://t.co/isLlNlMvth #SCCMLive #CCC47— Chris Carroll MD MS (@ChrisCarrollMD) February 27, 2018
Healthcare practices under examination
Interesting perspective: attempts to decrease drug utilization in response to rising costs effectively creates the same environment as an external drug shortage within your institution. What are the downstream effects? #CCC47 #pharmICU— Susan Smith (@SESmithPharmD) February 28, 2018
Shifting tides in critical care leadership
I asked @CritCareMed @PedCritCareMed leadership how to increase #CritCareWomen engagement on Editorial Board: Mentors must reach out to mentees and emphasize the importance of participating in the peer review process, prioritizing tasks that advance leadership! #CCC47 #PedsICU pic.twitter.com/wQOvm5T7Fa— Sapna Kudchadkar, MD (@SapnaKmd) February 26, 2018
Some serious considerations of sepsis treatment
An actual RN on giving antibiotics in a time-sensitive scenario like sepsis:— Mitochondrial Eve (@BrowofJustice) February 27, 2018
Always give the one that runs in faster first, give both at the same time if you can, and insist upon appropriate IV access when necessary.#SurvivingSepsis #SCCMLive #CCC47
Nathan Brummel: Do Older Adults Benefit from ICU Admission? Sepsis increases with age and outcomes get worse. Rest of the world is looking at limiting older adult icu admissions to free up beds. #CCC47 pic.twitter.com/5mCo7V5UGn— Matthew Duprey (@PharmDuprey) February 27, 2018