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Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement

Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign Releases First Guidelines for Sepsis in Children

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Conectionns. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) in February released its first guidelines for pediatric patients with sepsis, marking a new milestone in the initiative’s mission to improve sepsis care and save lives.


From the PICU to America’s Got Talent: Angelica Hale’s Story

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections. Most people know Angelica Hale as the tenacious young lady who won hearts with her incredible performances on America’s Got Talent in 2017.


Pediatric Septic Shock and Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections. This Exploring Ethics case study is about a 19-month-old male infant with hypereosinophilia due to hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis after unrelated-donor allogenic stem cell transplant.


The COVID-19 Double-Lung Transplant: How a Last-Ditch Effort Has Saved Lives

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. When the clock struck midnight and it officially became Thanksgiving Day, Ankit Bharat, MD, was in an operating room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, saving a life few people thought could be saved.


APPs in the Critical Care Workforce: Past, Present, and Future

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. The utilization of advanced practice providers (APP) in the workforce has continued to grow, particularly over the past year, during which hospitals saw unprecedented surges of critically ill patients.


Donation After Circulatory Death With Normothermic Regional Perfusion: A Brief Ethical Analysis

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. A 24-year-old man was brought to a trauma center after sustaining a devastating head injury during a motor vehicle collision. Weeks later, he remains intubated and unresponsive. Although he does not meet criteria for brain death, imaging shows severe traumatic brain injury.


Certified Child Life Specialists: A New Addition to the Critical Care Team

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Certified child life specialists are an invaluable investment in the success of ICU liberation programs. They engage, empower, and support children and their families to mitigate the psychosocial impacts of a critical illness or injury.


Hospital Stress, Adaptation, and Resiliency During Respiratory Viral Acute Surge Events

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Respiratory viral acute surge events, in which hospitals face stress and capacity strain from an influx of infected patients, range from annual respiratory viral seasons dominated by seasonal inf luenza to rarer and more severe pandemics, including COVID-19.


Care of the Critically Injured Patient: Trends Expected for 2021 and Beyond

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections. This article covers trends and care of injured patients in the United States during the pandemic as well as a look into possible trends for the future.


The Rural Rapid Response Team

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections. This article describes how embedded Navy teams provided COVID-19 response in small South Texas hospitals.
 


Surgery and Critical Care Coding

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. Critical care and follow-on care policies vary among insurers and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). Providers should follow the guidance of the insurer or MAC.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Research Priorities for Sepsis and Septic Shock

A special article published in the August 2018 issue of Critical Care Medicine by members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Research Committee. 


The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: research priorities for the administration, epidemiology, scoring and identification of sepsis

An article published in the July 2021 issue of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental by members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Research Committee. 


The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressor Therapy Research Priorities in Adult Patients

An article published in the April 2021 issue of Critical Care Medicine by members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Research Committee. The article was also published in the March 2021 issue of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental.
 


The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Basic/Translational Science Research Priorities

A special article published in the August 2020 issue of Critical Care Medicine by members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Research Committee. 
 


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Research Opportunities for Infection and Blood Purification Therapies

A review article published in the September 2021 issue of Critical Care Explorations by members of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Research Committee. 


Second Victims of the Pandemic: The Complexity of Workforce Well-Being

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Many healthcare professionals believe that well-being remedies such as respite rooms, exercise facilities, and on-site counseling services sound great in theory but in actuality are benefits they simply do not have time for.


Can Your ICU Benefit from a Rapid Response Team?

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Rapid response teams (RRTs) were initially conceived in the 1990s in Australia and north America. 


Pandemic Situation Report: Perspectives on COVID-19 Surges, Case Trajectories, and Viral Variants

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, and while the pace of study of the novel SARS-CoV-2 pathogen and disease is unparalleled, numerous key questions remain incompletely answered. SARS-CoV-2 continues to change with the arrival of new viral variants and the virus’s interaction with a partially vaccinated populace.