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Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 47th Annual Congress

Together We Make Good Days

San Antonio, Texas, USA February 25 - February 27, 2018

This year’s Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 47th Annual Meeting will take place in San Antonio, TX. Getinge will focus on our critical care solutions, showcasing the latest technologies in our extensive portfolio.

Come visit us at Booth #501 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Sunday Feb. 25th thru Tuesday Feb. 27th

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Event details

Date: February 25 - February 27, 2018
City: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Venue: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Hall 3
Booth: 501

Industry Educational Workshop at SCCM

Topic: Diaphragm dysfunction - Monitoring and Mitigation during Mechanical ventilation


  • Dr. Ewan Goligher, Toronto, Canada,
  • Dr. Philip Hopkins, London, UK

Time: Sunday February 25 at 2:45-3:45 pm

Place: Theater 1 in the Exhibit hall

The diaphragm is the major muscle of inspiration, also called “the second heart”, and its function is critical for successful liberation from mechanical ventilation. Recently, it has been shown that diaphragm dysfunction (VIDD) is present in a high percentage of critically ill patients and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The session will present data to describe its prevalence and effect on clinical outcome, methods to monitor and evaluate diaphragm activity, and strategies to sustain inspiratory effort. Continuous monitoring of the electrical activity of the diaphragm (Edi) is a strategy that provides direct bedside information about impact of sedation and patient-ventilator interactions which can help implementation of “diaphragm-protective ventilation”.