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Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU

Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1291-325


Concise Critical Appraisal: Improving Training for Invasive Bedside Procedures

Invasive bedside procedures (IBPs) require a high degree of familiarity and skillful expertise. Yet effective and thorough bedside training can be haphazard or unattainable. Chest published a systematic review and meta-analysis that highlights gaps in research on IBP training in critical care. The study included four focus groups of pulmonary and critical care medicine faculty and fellows from four U.S. medical centers. The focus groups identified traits, behaviors, and context as common themes of effective teachers. This Concise Critical Appraisal takes a deep dive into the study and the takeaways for experts and novices seeking to improve procedural knowledge and increase patient safety.


Which patients should be proned and for how long?

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 February 24, 2021


Vascular Thrombosis in Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Multicenter Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Clinical Investigation the authors conducted a multicenter study using whole-body CT to examine the prevalence, severity, and nature of vascular complications in coronavirus disease 2019 in comparison with patients with other viral pneumonias.


SCCM Pod-368 Achieving Fluid Balance

Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Colin K. Grissom, MD, FCCM, and Matthew W. Semler, MD, about fluid management in the critically ill. Dr. Grissom presented his talk, entitled “Achieving Fluid Balance,” at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas. 


SCCM Pod-347 High-Quality Randomized Controlled Trials in Pediatric Critical Care

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks Mark Duffett, PhD, about the article, “High-Quality Randomized Controlled Trials in Pediatric Critical Care: A Survey of Barriers and Facilitators," published in the May 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-306 Fusing Clinical Care with Clinical Research: The Future of the Randomized Control Trial in a Self-Learning Healthcare System

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP, about his upcoming talk, “Fusing Clinical Care with Clinical Research: The Future of the Randomized Control Trial in a Self-Learning Healthcare System,” which he will present this February at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida.


SCCM Pod-305 The Importance of Process of Care and ICU Structure to Improved Outcomes

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Derek Wheeler, MD, about the article, “Critical Care Delivery: The Importance of Process of Care and ICU Structure to Improved Outcomes: An Update From the American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force on Models of Critical Care,” published in Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-294 Practice Patterns in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Donald D. Vernon, MD, FAAP, about the article, “Practice Patterns in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Results of a Workforce Survey,” published in the October 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-268 Results from the EPIC II Study

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD, FCCM, about the article, “The Impact of Hospital and ICU Organizational Factors on Outcome in Critically Ill Patients: Results from the Extended Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care Study,” published in Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-255 44th Critical Care Congress: Ultrasound Credentialing

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses ultrasound credentialing with Michael Blaivas, MD, FAIUM, FACEP, at the 44th Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona.


SCCM Pod-88 PCCM: Organ Donation After Cardiac Death - Part 2

Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, discusses an article published in the May 2007 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Pediatric Staff Perspectives on Organ Donation after Cardiac Death in Children."


SCCM Pod-65 2007 Congress Special: Cooling the Neurosurgical Patient

Stephan Mayer, MD, FCCM, discusses cooling the neurological patient.


SCCM Pod-133 CCM: Human Factors to Medication and Patient Safety in the ICU

Matthew C. Scanlon, MD, discuses is article, “Value of Human Factors to Medication and Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit,” published as part of a supplement to the June 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-132 The Future of Acute Care Surgery

Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FCCM, discusses acute care surgery, its relation to surgical critical care, and his predictions for the future of acute care surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care.


SCCM Pod-120 CCM: Tracheostomy Practice in the Surgical ICU

Bradley D. Freeman, MD, discusses his article published in the December 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “Examination of Non-Clinical Factors Affecting Tracheostomy Practice in an Academic Surgical Intensive Care Unit.”


Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients: Part II

Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients—Part II: Cardiac Ultrasonography aims to establish evidence-based guidelines for the use of bedside cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, in the ICU and equivalent care sites.


Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients—Part I

Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Bedside General and Cardiac Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients—Part I: General Ultrasonography aims to establish evidence-based guidelines for the use of bedside ultrasound by intensivists and specialists in the ICU and equivalent care sites for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for organs of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, neck, and extremities.


Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU

This document was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.
 The goal of this consensus statement is to provide critical care practitioners with essential information and practical recommendations related to management of the potential organ donor, based on the available literature and expert consensus. 


How Rapid Diagnostic Testing Can Improve Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients

The limits of traditional culture techniques can create challenges in the diagnosis and management of critically ill ICU patients. The syndromic approach to rapid molecular diagnostics can lead to faster, more accurate, and more comprehensive results. Join us as presenters discuss their experiences implementing this solution for patients with pulmonary systemic infections.