Critical Connections

Critical Connections, the critical care industry's only newsmagazine, provides information on cutting-edge topics in critical care useful to the entire multiprofessional team. With features written by and for critical care professionals, updates on SCCM activities and programs, Critical Connectionsis a vital source of information for the critical care community.


Critical care professionals are invited to share expertise and perspective. Critical Connections accepts timely articles on clinical topics, hospital success stories and other topics involving the critical care team. Contact Melissa Nielsen for more information.

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Reprints and Permissions
Individual articles may be distributed as a PDF upon request. For permission to reprint articles in other materials or to request additional copies of Critical Connections, contact Melissa Nielsen. A $1 per issue charge plus shipping fees may be applied to bulk requests.

Critical Connections Latest Articles

2018 Congress Recognizes ICU Hero Award Winners
This article celebrates the 2017 recipients of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Heroes Award.

Neurocritical Care Leader Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
This article celebrates Thomas P. Bleck, MD, MCCM, who received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

Blue Heroes of the Critical Care Community
Read about members of the critical care community who are giving back in all kinds of ways.   

Mental Illness as a Rate-Limiting Step in Critical Care
This article addresses the ethics of mental illness as a rate-limiting step in critical care.   

Ultrasonography in Critical Care
Learn about billing and coding for ultrasonography in critical care.   

Teaching High-Value Care to the Future Workforce
Discover how healthcare educators can instill high-value care approaches in clinical decision-making.   

Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?
Learn about the Choosing Wisely Initiative and how it is impacting critical care practitioners.   

Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories
Read about the implementation and success stories of high-value care programs.   

President's Message - SCCM Tools Promote High-Value ICU Care
In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses how the Society of Critical Care Medicine is promoting high-value care in the ICU.   

Nonphysician Practitioner Billing
Learn about billing and coding for the nonphysician practitioner.