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Omdurman Military Hospital in collaboration with the Middle East Critical Care Assembly invites to attend the OB/GYN Critical Care Symposium on December 18-19, 2013
Welcome to MCCA Website!
The Middle East Critical Care Assembly is an international non profit-making assembly of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals who are devoted to the promotion of intensive care medicine through education, research, and professional development. MCCA encourages and promotes professional excellence, advance the science and practice of critical care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public and the profession. It offers the necessary tools to the interdisciplinary team for the interaction with the critically ill patients and their families from a holistic perspective. We ensure adequate interdisciplinary care and keep at the vanguard in the application of the latest practice standards that guarantee the optimal quality of care provided by the critical care team.
The MCCA website is listing and developing its activities. The contents are updated regularly. Look at our News, Events, and Highlights to access the latest major updates. Enjoy!
Promotion of education through utilization of theory, physiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and application of practice principles to improve patient care..
The MCCA espouses the philosophy of collaborative multidisciplinary practice to promote research in Critical Care Medicine..
MCCA is the largest multiprofessional organization in the Middle Eastdedicated and is affiliated with the Society of Critical Care Medecine to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine..
The American College of Physicians released a new clinical practice guideline for the management of obstructive sleep apnea, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. ACP advises people with obstructive sleep apnea should use CPAP therapy or other airway opening devices such as mandibular advancement devices, and should be encouraged and assisted in losing weight. The guideline was [... read more]
Prevention and Management of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury See also Part 1: Mechanisms of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury The recognition that lifesaving mechanical ventilation can also be harmful, even lethal, has led to a sea change in the use of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients — at least in theory. For people with acute respiratory distress [... read more]
Mechanisms of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury (Part 1) See also Part 2: Prevention and Management of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury Although invasive mechanical ventilation saves tens of thousands of lives each year, it can also be harmful, especially when misapplied. The repetitive stretching of lung tissue during positive pressure ventilation can damage fragile alveoli already made vulnerable [... read more]
Hi all, In anticipation of new growth and adding new features to PulmCCM, I changed hosting providers and all manner of tweaks and fiddling are going on behind the scenes to port everything over. During this process various aspects of the site may stop working, mostly temporarily but in a few possible cases permanently. Unfortunately, [... read more]
So, your patient’s in shock: quick, give some fluids. But colloids or crystalloids? How to choose? They both raise blood pressure, they both improve organ perfusion — but one’s less filling, the other tastes great (what, you haven’t tried them?). It’s no wonder the question makes your head hurt; the evidence base is a jumble. The [... read more]
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