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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

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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Early Identification of Sepsis: The Journey Since the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections.  AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, had a unique opportunity to impact the care provided to patients with sepsis in partnership with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (...

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Building a Case for Tele-Critical Care to Improve Quality

This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Telemedicine in critical care has been intensely watched and widely debated in the literature.

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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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The ICU Liberation Bundle: An Emphasis on Nonpharmacologic Interventions

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The ICU Liberation Bundle (formerly the ABCDEF Bundle) represents the blueprint for implementing the ICU liberation initiative within intensive care units (ICUs) around the world that aims to ...

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ICU Capacity Strain: The Need for Standardization of Definitions

"ICU Capacity Strain: The Need for Standardization of Definitions" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . There is an increasing appreciation in the medical community that capacity of the intensive care unit (ICU) is a vital issue in regard to pa...

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Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis

"Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Sepsis is about ten times less common in pediatric patients than in adults but nonetheless remains an important and potentially devastating publ...

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Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Implementing the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s evidence-based ABCDEF bundle can significantly improve the val...

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Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture

"Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . SCCM’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Liberation Collaborative was comprised of 8 PICU teams who focused on adapting and a...

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Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of Critical Connections . The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Pediatric ICU (PICU) Liberation Collaborative worked with hospital teams across t...

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Improving Patient Care Through the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Improving Patient Care Through the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections . ​A a new study (Pun et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:3-14) by the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Collaborative found ...

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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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Chat with the Editor: ICU Risk Scores Perform Well as 'Continuous Markers' of Illness Severity

Critical Care Medicine Editor-in-Chief Tim Buchman, MD, PhD, MCCM, talks with the author of a late breaking article released during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

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SCCM President: An Interview with Dr. Zimmerman

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2018 President discusses his background and his passion for Less is More during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

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Pediatric ICU Liberation: Collaborative Members Share Their Success

ICU Liberation leaders Matthew Aldrich, MD and John Lin talk with Pediatric ICU Liberation Collaborative participants Yu Kawa and Grace Arteaga. Both submitted abstracts to the 47th Critical Care Congress highlighting their success with the ICU Liberation initiative and implem...

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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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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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