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Category: Administration

SCCM Pod-190 CCM: Challenges within Interhospital Patient Transfers

Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC, speaks with Theodore J. Iwashyna, MD, PhD, about his August Critical Care Medicine article, “The Incomplete Infrastructure or Interhospital Patient Transfer.”

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SCCM Pod-179 CCM: Critical Care Research: Its Funding and Future

Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC, speaks with Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, FCCM, and Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, who each served as lead authors in two Critical Care Medicine papers related to critical care research.

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SCCM Pod-149 Critical Care Coding and Billing

George A. Sample, MD, discusses current and emerging topics in coding and billing, including the end of consultation codes for Medicare patients and the future of consults for non-Medicare patients.

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SCCM Pod-135 PCCM: WFPICCS and Its Global Agenda

Niranjan Kissoon, MD, FCCM, discusses his article published in the September 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies: Its Global Agenda.”

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SCCM Pod-130 PCCM: Telemedicine in Rural Emergency Departments

Amelia Hopkins, MD, FCCM, discusses her article published in the September 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Pediatric Critical Care Telemedicine in Rural Underserved Emergency Departments.”

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SCCM Pod-127 CCM: Physician Extenders in the ICU

Ruth Kleinpell, RN, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM, discusses her experience as a nurse practitioner as well as her research into the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the ICU.

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SCCM Pod-119 PCCM: Does Fellowship Program Size and Rotations Affect Clinical and Research Time?

Wynne Morrison, MD, discusses an article published in the May issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, which highlighted the results of a national survey of pediatric critical care medicine fellowship clinical and research time allocation.

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SCCM Pod-92 Physician Management and Patient Mortality in the ICU

Mitchell Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses his article, "Association between Critical Care Physician Management and Patient Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit," published in the June 3, 2008, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-91 PCCM: Outcomes and Admissions in the PICU

Folafoluwa O. Odetola, MD, MPH, discusses an article published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Do Outcomes Vary According to the Source of Admission to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?"

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SCCM Pod-74 PCCM: The Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network

Douglas Willson, MD, discusses an article he published in the July 2006 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "The Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network."

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SCCM Pod-53 Reducing Medication Errors in the ICU

Yizhak Kupfer, MD, discusses his lecture, to be held during the 36th Critical Care Congress, "Reduction of Medication Errors in the Intensive Care Unit."

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SCCM Pod-38 CPOE and Error Detection

Terry Clemmer, MD, FCCM, discusses computerized physician order entry and error detection in the intensive care unit.

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SCCM Pod-33 CC: Patient Safety and CPOE

Brian Jacobs, MD, discusses how efforts in computerized physician order entry relate to patient safety. The ICIS system is a computer-based system implemented throughout the hospital through which all medical orders are entered and documented electronically.

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SCCM POD-30 CCM: Hospital Mortality Assessment

Jack Zimmerman, MD, FCCM, discusses his article in the May 2006 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (or APACHE IV): Hospital Mortality Assessment for Today's Critically Ill Patients."

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SCCM Pod-29 CCM: Rationing in the ICU

Robert Truog, MD, discusses his article in the April 2006 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Rationing in the Intensive Care Unit."

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CMS Rule Changes for Critical Care Services in 2022

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections . The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule has been released, with many changes. One important change involves guidelines for critical care services an...

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International Medical Graduates and COVID-19

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections . Experts predict that an intensivist shortage is looming as demand for ICU services increases. We have reached the point where demand has overcome the supply of intensivists.

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Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQIA+ Patients and Families

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections . When critically ill or injured patients need the services of a critical care team, they are at their most vulnerable. Here are six simple strategies that trained intensivists and critical care...

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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. This article does not con...

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Safety in the ICU Environment

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 he...

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