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«Member Resource Guide Mission The mission of the Society of Critical Care Medicine is to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and ...»

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org provides a single login to allow easy access to journals, iRooms and SCCM’s online meeting rooms MySCCM.org also houses the membership directory, which allows you to locate SCCM members and send instant email messages or obtain other contact information.

Career Central Take advantage of SCCM’s one-stop online venue for all of your employment needs.

Whether you are a professional making a career move or an employer searching for a high-caliber critical care professional, this fast, reliable online tool will allow you to search job openings by category, keywords or location. Society members receive a $100 discount on each job listing.

LearnICU Dedicated specifically to administrative topics and issues, this electronic resource provides informative toolkits, current instructor guidelines, information for program directors, and more. In addition to accessing text-based content, you can now participate in online learning exercises and multiple educational opportunities.

MyICUCare Provide information for family members or friends of patients who are critically ill or injured. Developed by SCCM, the MyICUCare website offers a comprehensive set of resources and brochures to help family and friends feel more at ease in the ICU environment.

My introduction to the Society of Critical Care Medicine began when I attended the annual board review course.

The opportunities have been amazing, and I’ve learned so much from attending the annual Congress and other supplementary conferences. By networking with colleagues from various professions, I’ve also learned a lot about the different aspects of caring for critically ill and injured patients and how we all work together as a team.

Heatherlee Bailey, MD Visit www.sccm.org or call +1 847 827-6888 for more information. 9 Educational Opportunities Our Promise We promise to provide exceptional learning experiences, a vibrant community and essential tools that make you successful in improving the quality of patient care.

SCCM’s educational opportunities are designed with the entire multiprofessional critical care team in mind, equipping practitioners with the tools needed to provide quality care to all critically ill and injured patients. With many offering Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits, SCCM offers a variety of educational opportunities to accommodate your goals, schedule, and learning style.

Fundamentals Courses Participate in educating and developing the skills of your team members.

Members with critical care experience are eligible to teach the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) and Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) courses after obtaining instructor or director status. With advance consent, an existing course can be augmented to include additional information specific to your institution’s needs. For instructor requirements and a current course schedule, visit the Fundamentals section of the SCCM website or contact the Product Support Specialist at +1 847 827-6420.

Live Events Participate in thought-provoking educational sessions in a multiprofessional, interactive setting at SCCM’s live events. Whether you’re looking to obtain the latest information in critical care medicine or to prepare for the critical care subspecialty exam, SCCM’s live events will help you to achieve your educational and clinical goals.

Online Learning Access a variety of SCCM educational opportunities from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Online learning is cost-effective with many free educational offerings, all of which cover cutting-edge topics within critical care and allow you to review the content on your own time.

Critical Care Congress Learn alongside your peers, present research and participate in cuttingedge sessions at SCCM’s annual Critical Care Congress. Considered by many to be the best part of SCCM membership, Congress offers a multiprofessional perspective on clinical topics relevant to your daily ICU environment and gives you the tools to implement improvements immediately. You won’t want to miss

these valuable events at the Society’s five-day Congress:

• Cutting-edge educational sessions • Thought-provoking plenary sessions

• Hands-on workshops • Year-in-review sessions

• Poster discussions • One of the world’s largest exhibitions of critical

• Postgraduate courses care products and services

• Pro/con debates on hot topics Visit the Education Center section of the SCCM website for more information.

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Visit www.sccm.org or call +1 847 827-6888 for more information. 11 Frequently Asked Questions Where do I obtain my SCCM membership number, username or password for the website?

New members receive a Member ID card in the new member packet, while renewing members receive the card with the renewal thank you letter. To log in to our online resources, use your membership ID number as your username. The password defaults to your last name. Once you log in, you can change your password.

Will I receive a membership card or certificate for joining SCCM?

Every new member receives a new member kit containing a Member ID card as well as a certificate.

How can I pay my membership dues?

Membership dues can be paid on our secure website at www.sccm.org/membership. Payments are also accepted via mail at SCCM, 35083 Eagle Way, Chicago, IL 60678-1350; via fax at +1 847 827-7913; or via phone at +1 847 827-6888, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Can I have back issues of Critical Care Medicine mailed to me? How can I view the journals online?

Back issues of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are available for up to 90 days from the month of publication. Issues older than 90 days may not be available. If you need a replacement copy, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888. Also, you can access the full online archive of past issues. To access the online journals, please visit MySCCM.org. To log in, use your SCCM membership number as the username. The password is your last name (unless you have previously changed it). Once logged in, please scroll down until you see the Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Critical Care Medicine sections. You can then click on the selected articles or access the full issue.

How can I obtain my continuing education credits from the meeting?

Attendees can complete and print their CE/CME certificates by visiting the MySCCM.org website. To log in, please use your SCCM membership number as the username. The password is your last name (unless you have previously changed it). Once logged in, please select the My Learning tab and click on the green Continuing Education bar.

How can I register for SCCM meetings/conferences?

You can register online for all SCCM meetings by visiting our website at www.sccm.org. Alternatively, you can submit your registration via fax at +1 847 493-6446; by mail at SCCM, 35083 Eagle Way, Chicago, IL 60678-1350; or by phone at +1 847 827-6888, Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Central Time.

How can I become a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine?

Fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine honors practitioners, administrators and educators who have made outstanding contributions to critical care. To become a Fellow of the College, interested members must complete an application. Please visit the SCCM website at www.sccm.org for eligibility and application information. The application fee is $250; once inducted, the annual dues associated with ACCM membership are $50.

Do SCCM products offer CE credit? If so, how many credit hours?

Several SCCM products offer continuing education credit. CE hours and expiration dates vary by product.

Please visit the SCCM store at www.sccm.org/store for more details.

How do I submit a manuscript to Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Critical Care Medicine?

Manuscripts are submitted through Editorial Manager®, a Web-based manuscript tracking system. To submit manuscripts for consideration, go to www.sccm.org/publications, select Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and access the Submit Manuscripts link. It is necessary to log on to the Editorial Manager® system by creating a user account or using your established account. The Author Center is where manuscript submission is accomplished.

Are my membership dues/contributions tax deductible?

SCCM membership dues are tax deductible as a business expense. Contributions made to SCCM are tax deductible, as SCCM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service code.

Charitable Contributions SCCM members are welcome to make donations to the Society of Critical Care Medicine at any time by making a gift to the SCCM Fund. Individual, foundation and corporate contributions support SCCM’s vision, mission and activities. To learn more about SCCM Fund Programs and how to support them, visit the About SCCM/Support SCCM section of the website or contact Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Joining SCCM allows me to be a member of the ICU team at the national level, not just at my hospital. It allows me to shape the future of critical care, including critical care pharmacy.

Joseph F. Dasta, MSc, FCCM

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