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Category: Pharmacology

Optimizing Smart Infusion Pumps

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections . Errors associated with administration of IV medications are a primary safety concern for hospitals. Many medication errors can be prevented via safe medication practices, including the use of ...

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Plenary Session: Did I Start the Opioid Epidemic?

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...

Estimated Time: 51:16:00

Pediatric Sedation: Less Is More

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...

Estimated Time: 57:45

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU: Shortages, Pitfalls, and Strategies Moving Forward

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. The most common uses for neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), status asthmaticus, rapid sequen...

Estimated Time: Drug Shortage

Optimization of Pharmacy Services When Time Is of the Essence

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. This article highlights a local stroke team’s treatment algorithm, which includes a clinical pharmacist.

Estimated Time: Drug Shortage

Year In Review: Pharmacy

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 year in review presentation from the 2019 Critical C...

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Assessing and Addressing Antimicrobial Allergies in the ICU

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...

Estimated Time: 43:42:00

Will These Controversies in Sepsis Ever End? Which Vasopressor Do I Use?

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...

Estimated Time: 43:07:00

Crosstalk 10 - Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section

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 Pharmacology crosstalk from the 2019 Critical Care C...

Estimated Time: 59:51:00

Alternative Analgesia and Sedation Strategies During Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Supply chain issues are making drug shortage more common. Know the alternative medications and routes of administration to continue providing quality care.

Estimated Time: 0:6:30 Drug Shortage

Toxicology Pearls for Everyone

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 on...

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Infusion Pumps Outside Patient Rooms: Clinical Considerations and Medication Safety

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article discusses the clinical and safety considerations for using infusion pumps outside of patient rooms in order to help decrease exposure.

Importance of Effectively Communicating Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections . Drug shortages have become pervasive. The ways in which hospitals and hospital systems manage ongoing shortages vary widely across the United States and the world.

Fuzzy Logic in the Intensive Care Unit

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

Recommendations for Alternative Analgesic and Sedative Agents in the Setting of Drug Shortages

This article was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Critical Connections . 

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May I Have Your Attention, Please? Renewed Focus on Medication Automation

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The medication use process in hospitals is often complex; however, technology and automation have made medication use more efficient and have enhanced safety.

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Clinical Considerations in Managing the IVIG Shortage

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), first approved for use in the 1980s, is an essential treatment used in a wide variety of clinical specialties including neurology, hematology, immunol...

Estimated Time: Drug Shortage

The Impact of Opioids on the Delivery of Critical Care in the 21st Century

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Opioids impact critical care in multiple ways. Not only do they form the backbone of managing pain and sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU), the burgeoning opioid epidemic also fe...

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Cutting Edge: Vasopressors - Which One(s) Should I Use for These Patients?

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on vasopressors.

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Toxicology and Drug Overdoses

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on toxicology and drug overdoses.

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