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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM Pod-VCCR5 Rumack-Matthew Nomogram and Acetaminophen Toxicity

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS about Rumack-Matthew nomogram and acetaminophen toxicity.

Estimated Time: 34:53 min Overdose, Toxicity

SCCM Pod-396 Post-ICU Clinics and Peer Support Groups to Reduce Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Kimberley J. Haines, PhD, BHSc, discuss implementing post-ICU clinics and peer support groups following critical illness to help reduce the burden of post-intensive care syndrome.

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Applying the ICU Liberation Bundle to Critically Ill Children

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . The aim of this article is to provide pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) practitioners with general guidance on implementation of the ICU Liberation Bundle. 

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Using Quality Improvement Strategies to Address Burnout and Promote a Healthy Work Culture

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The increased attention being given to addressing burnout among healthcare professionals is due in part to the recognition that burnout is a consequence of physical and emotional exhau...

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The Importance of Good Sleep in the ICU

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Critically ill patients commonly experience severe sleep disruption and deprivation. Excessive sleep fragmentation, reduced REM sleep, and loss of normal circadian rhythm are common.

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Emerging Strategies and Hot Topics in Hospital-Acquired Infection

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . 

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Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan

Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar discusses sepsis in acute care settings, septic shock guidelines for pediatrics, as well as seps...

Estimated Time: Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition

Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar features an overview of CDC's sepsis Vital Signs report, a discussion on expanding sepsis early ...

Estimated Time: Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis

Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar was hosted by the CDC in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Nu...

Estimated Time: Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Human Resources

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses resourcing spread projects with people power. She highlights how to recruit curious and smart team members internally and externally to support success.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Measurement and Data Reporting

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses setting the norm for improvement by using measurement and data reporting. This creates a shared language and challenges team thinking.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Developing Learning Networks

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides insight on how to develop learning networks and how to plan for spread.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Communication

In this learning session, Jane Taylor, EdD, explores communication strategies a team can engage to spread lessons learned from improvement projects.  

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Scaling Up and Spreading Change

Jane Taylor, Ed.D, provides information on implementation of change and overcoming barriers to spread change.  

Spreading Quality Just in Time: IHI’s Will, Ideas & Execution

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) concepts of will, ideas and execution as a framework for spread of change. She discusses lessons learned from Project Fives Alive!, an IHI quality improvement initiative that seeks to develop, test, a...

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Leadership for Spread

Jane Taylor, EdD, explores the required leadership to spread improvement projects once tested and validated. Specific focus is placed on the Sepsis on the Wards project from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Surviving Sepsis Campaign/Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Spreading a Change  

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides information on how to tell if change is ready to spread and how to evaluate the spread.

ICU Liberation Bundle: The Science Behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families

E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, FCCM, discusses the ICU Liberation Bundle: The Science Behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families. 

Estimated Time: ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F)

Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care?

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . In critical care, documentation requirements are not spelled out in as much detail as they are for non-critical care, which prompts the question, What do I need to document to support billing ...

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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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