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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 Connections is a vital source of information for the critical care community.

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Critical Care Update is a weekly e-newsletter that provides access to the latest information, trends, and developments in the ever-changing world of critical care. SCCM is excited to offer members a hand-curated selection of relevant news and updates.

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Critical Connections Blog

Concise Critical Appraisal: Continued Rise of Venous Thromboembolism Across US Children’s Hospitals
Has the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children changed over time? A 2009 study reported a 70% increase in VTE in acutely and chronically ill children. The reasons for this increase were not clear but were postulated to be related to improved survival of critically ill children, increased use of central venous catheters, and increased prevalence of adolescent obesity. This Concise Critical Appraisal dives into a 2022 article that sought to determine whether the rate of VTE continued to increase between 2008 and 2019.
Posted: 6/8/2022 | 0 comments | Concise Critical Appraisal, Venous Thromboembolism

Monkeypox Outbreak: Frequently Asked Questions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is monitoring cases of monkeypox in the United States, as well as multiple clusters elsewhere in North America and in Europe. While monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting two to four weeks, severe cases can occur, so it is important for critical care clinicians to recognize potential monkeypox infections. Visit SCCM’s monkeypox web page for additional details.
Posted: 5/31/2022 | 0 comments | Emergency Response, Monkeypox

Concise Critical Appraisal: Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest
Recently published guidelines have replaced the recommendations on temperature management after cardiac arrest included in the 2021 post-resuscitation care guidelines co-issued by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). This Concise Critical Appraisal examines the previously reported recommendations and evidence, reviews the ERC-ESICM updated recommendations, and highlights the areas that still lack investigation and clarity.
Posted: 5/10/2022 | 1 comments | Cardiology, Concise Critical Appraisal, Targeted Temperature Management

Best Practices for Mentorship and Burnout Mitigation
More than 75% of healthcare professionals have self-reported burnout as well as increased frustration and feeling overwhelmed at work. Andrea Sikora, PharmD, BCCCP, MSCR, FCCM, discusses what can be done and highlights three recent articles offering recommendations on how to prevent burnout and establish effective mentorship opportunities.
Posted: 4/19/2022 | 0 comments | 2022 Congress, Burnout, Mentorship, Well-Being

AHRQ Releases New Experience-Based Toolkit for Intensive Care Units
The new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Toolkit for Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs offers customizable tools and training resources to help your facility prevent dangerous infections. Its unique design gives users resources to assess current clinical and safety practices, implement a reduction plan, and overcome common cultural and technical challenges in reduction efforts. 
Posted: 4/18/2022 | 0 comments | 2022 Congress, Infection Control

Critical Care Statistics

This guide provides statistics on many of the current issues in critical care in the United States. It is intended to be used as a reference in efforts such as advocacy, public relations, and general education. Learn More

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