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Category: Pharmacology

Drug Shortages: Standard Medication Concentrations

This article was first published in the February 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: SCCM Participates in National Summit on Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: Communicating With Patients and Families About the Need for Alternative Drug Therapies

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: Safety of Antiepileptics During Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the June 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages. 

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Drug Withdrawal Syndromes: Managing Our Drugs or Theirs

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care titled, "Drug Withdrawal Syndromes: Managing Our Drugs or Theirs"

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Guidelines for Sustained Neuromuscular Blockade in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine​. 

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Safe Medication Use in the ICU

Clinical Practice Guideline: Safe Medication Use in the ICU  provides ICU clinicians with evidence-based guidance on safe medication use practices for the critically ill. Crit Care Med 2017; 45(9):e877-e915

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Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU, known as the PADIS Guidelines, are an update to the 2013 Pain, Agitation, Delirium Guidelines.

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The Vasopressor Toolbox for Defending Blood Pressure

"The Vasopressor Toolbox for Defending Blood Pressure" was published in the April/May 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

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Drug Shortage Alert: General Considerations (December 2012)

This drug shortage alert is designed to assist the multiprofessional team with implementing a consistent and safe approach to managing drug shortages by highlighting key strategic planning considerations.

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Drug Shortage Alert: Fosphenytoin (October 2017)

This summary provides information in the event of a fosphenytoin shortage and its impact on adult and pediatric patients, providing management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations, and safety considerations. The recommendations provided are based on a combination of ...

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SCCM Pod-131 CCM: Dexmedetomidine vs. Midazolam: A Cost Minimization Analysis

Joseph F. Dasta, MSc, FCCM, discusses his article published in the February 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “A Cost Minimization Analysis of Dexmedetomidine Compared with Midazolam for Long-Term Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit.”

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SCCM Pod-34 CCM: Lorazepam vs. Propofol

Shannon S. Carson, MD, as well as John P. Kress, MD, discuss their article from the May 2006 Critical Care Medicine, "A Randomized Trial of Intermittent Lorazepam vs. Propofol With Daily Interruption in Mechanically Ventilated Patients."

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SCCM Pod-46 2007 Congress Keynotes Up Close: Daren Heyland

Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, is of the prominent keynote speakers set to present during the 36th Critical Care Congress.  He discusses his presentation, "Pharmaco-Nutrition: A New Emerging Paradigm," and offers insight into his background and accomplishments in critical care.

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SCCM Pod-79 What's New in Delirium Management

Wesley Ely, MD, FCCM, discusses new developments in delirium management, focusing on his presentation at the 36th Critical Care Congress.

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SCCM Pod-145 Drug Shortages in the ICU

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, discusses drug shortages in the intensive care unit and how such shortages affect critical care patients and those requiring anesthesia.

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SCCM Pod-156 Delirium in the Critically Ill Patient

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discusses the definition and scope of delirium and how to identify and manage the condition in children.

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SCCM Pod-157 Sedation Strategies in the ICU

Troy E. Batterton, PharmD, and Dean Sandifer, MD, discuss sedation strategies in critical care, including designing, building and maintaining protocols in intensive care units.

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SCCM Pod 205 CCM: New Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines

Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC, speaks with Juliana Barr, MD, FCCM, lead author on the Society of Critical Care Medicine's American College of Critical Care Medicine, “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensi...

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