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Category: Patient and Family Support

Navigating a Child's Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . A collaborative relationship between parents and the medical team is established and maintained in the vast majority of pediatric cases, particularly when patient-focused, family-centered init...

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SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative: Building Teams for Success

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . In 2016, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative, bringing multiprofessional ICU clinicians t...

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Creating a Culture of Caring: An ICU Patient Profile

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The world of Rana Awdish, MD, changed on the last day of her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was 2008, and Dr. Awdish, who was seven...

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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 Uni...

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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 be...

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SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines Supplement: Work Tools for Guideline Implementation

SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines Supplement: Work Tools for Guideline Implementation

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Gap Analysis Tool - Identification of Your ICU's Practice Differences

The Gap Analysis Tool is meant to help those implementing the Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU. The tool will help clinicians rapidly develop a bundle of recommendations tailored to the needs of a specific intensive care unit (ICU).

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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.

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Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU aim to provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize the support of the family of critically ill patients in the ICU. These guidelines identify the evidence base for best practices fo...

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Mitigating PICS

"Mitigating PICS" was published in the June/July 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to PICS

"A Multidisciplinary Approach to PICS" was published in the December/January 2017 issue of Critical Connections.  

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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.

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Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists

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

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Family Experience in the PICU

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

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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.

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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.”

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SCCM Pod-72 PCCM: Family Presence During Pediatric CPR

Susan Bratton, MD, MPH, discusses an editorial published in the September 2006 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Physician Experience with Family Presence During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation."

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SCCM Pod-75 CCM: Spiritual Care in the ICU

Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH, and Nancy Chambers, MDiv, discuss an article published in the April issue of Critical Care Medicine titled, "Spiritual Care of Families in the ICU." 

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SCCM Pod-177 CCM: Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, talks with Peter M. Dodek, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FACP, about his article published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, "The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction in Critical Care."

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SCCM Pod-180: Integrating Communication Bundles in the ICU

Former SCCM president Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses communications bundles with podcast editor Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC. Levy was a presenter for the April 26th webcast titled “Integrating the Communication Bundles into your ICU,” which outlined strategies to reduce ...

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