Nominate a nurse for the Barbara A. McLean Contributions to Critical Care Nursing Award!

The Southeast Chapter of SCCM is proud to offer the annual “Barbara A. McLean Contributions to Critical Care Nursing Award”.  This award will be delivered to a critical care nurse who exemplifies the values of the SCCM: A model based on collaboration, contribution, evidenced-based communications, and collegiality.

Who can participate?

Any Critical Care Nurse that meets the following criteria:

  • In practice for at least 4 years
  • A mentor to others
  • Seeks out responsibilities that evolve the practice of critical care
  • Contributes beyond the responsibilities of paid employment
  • Attends critical care meetings and educational programs
  • Does not have to be a member of the SCCM SE Chapter
  • Nurse practitioners do not qualify

Who can nominate?

  • Any person on a critical care team 
  • Must be a member of the SCCM SE Chapter
  • Board members and chapter officers may not nominate

What does the award consist of?

The final candidate will receive a check for $250 and a one-year membership to both the local and national SCCM organizations. The awardee will also receive an award plaque in recognition of his/her commitment to critical care. 

How to submit the nomination?

The nominator must provide a letter detailing the nominee’s contribution to critical care nursing excellence AND a team approach to managing the critically ill or injured patients. This letter should validate the nominee’s clinical, educational and/or leadership contributions relevant to critical care. In addition, the contributions to health care outside of their work place should be highlighted.  Nominations must be received by May 8, 2020, and the winner will be announced in May, during National Critical Care Recognition and Awareness Month (NCCRAM). 

Nomination and a letter of support should be emailed with original signatures and letterhead (if possible) to communications@sccmse.org

Join us for the Bite-Sized Lecture Series on October 23rd, 2019!

The Southeast Chapter of SCCM is excited to launch a new initiative, the Bite-Sized Lecture Series. This series of hour-long, lunchtime lectures will provide high-yield learning in short, easy to digest segments delivered by lectures of different disciplines and/or professions and will also offer an opportunity for members to gain regional speaking experience. The first Bite-Sized Lecture series will be hosted by the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Wednesday, October 23rd from 12:30-1:30 EST/11:30-12:30 CST. The following topics will be presented:

  • “Approach to management of status epilepticus in the ICU” presented by Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, MD, MSCI
  • “Intraabdominal hypertension/abdominal compartment syndrome” presented by Matthew E. Kutcher, MD, Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery
  • “Albumin in the ICU” presented by Jorge Castañeda, MD

Please click here or use the following link to register for this event: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=uvyewwrab&oeidk=a07eglymagh80618a14.

If you are interested in hosting a future Bite-Sized Lecture Series, please contact susan.smith@uga.edu.

Nominations are Open for Election!

Our elections for Secretary, Treasurer, and Members-at-Large are open. Please click here to see descriptions of our open positions. Self-nominations are allowed.

Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2019