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SCCM Pod-111 CCM: Family Presence and Physician Performance

Rosemarie Fernandez, MD, discusses an article published in the June 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, “The Presence of a Family Witness Impacts Physician Performance During Simulated Medical Codes.”


Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families

"Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Family Experience in the PICU

"Family Experience in the PICU," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists

"Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care

"The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


THRIVE: Reaching out to Patients and Families After the ICU

Leaders from the Society of Critical Care Medicine attend the Society's Save a Life Public Health Fair to help educate patients and families about life after the intensive care unit.


Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

"Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s international THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative analyzed 17 sites within the collaborative between October 2016 and July 2017, and they identified six general models of peer support.

 


Collaboratives Make It Happen: Three Family and Clinician Partnership Success Stories

"Collaboratives Make It Happen: Three Family and Clinician Partnership Success Stories" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) launched the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative in 2016 to engage and partner with patients and families in ICUs across the United States.


THRIVE: Bringing Meaning and Life Back to Survivors of Critical Illness

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on patient survivorship. 


Innovative Strategies for Family Engagement

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Family engagement in critical care, a key component of the ICU Liberation campaign, has never been more on the forefront than during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Crosstalk 01 - ICU Heroes

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is an ICU Heroes crosstalk from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on critical illness recovery.


In Time of Plague: Healthcare Literacy During a Pandemic

This presentation is an overview of why health literacy considerations are important when communicating with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


How can clinicians foster communication between patients and their families?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.


Paved With Good Intentions: Hospital Visitation Restrictions in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Using their experience in a pediatric intensive care unit, the authors surveyed the shortcomings of current visitation restrictions.


The Initial Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on ICU Family Engagement: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative of 27 ICUs

From Critical Care Explorations. While the collaborative model can help promote ICU family engagement initiatives, the authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 has impeded implementation of these initiatives even among motivated units.


What is the most appropriate practice for handling information about COVID-19 patients when talking with patients’ families?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021


Do you suggest encouraging families to delegate a single spokesperson for the family to receive information?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021


What processes should be established to update family members on the patient’s progress, especially if the patient is declining?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 12th, 2021


Can you comment on the use of palliative care in patients with COVID-19 in the emergency department or ICU? When should we start reaching out to these colleagues?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 12th, 2021


Family Centered Care

COVID considerations re: the "F" Element of the ICU Liberation Bundle. Cleveland Clinic example of Family Involvement & Engagement. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges