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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

Tackling Practice Challenges

"Tackling Practice Challenges" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

Implementation Challenges of Clinical Practice Guidelines

"Implementation Challenges of Clinical Practice Guidelines" was published in the February/March 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

The Evolving Role of Intensive Care Unit Telemedicine

"The Evolving Role of Intensive Care Unit Telemedicine" was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

Facilitating Early Mobilization through Technology in Critically Ill Patients

"Facilitating Early Mobilization through Technology in Critically Ill Patients" was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

Preventing All Intensive Care Unit Harms: What Would It Take?

"Preventing All Intensive Care Unit Harms: What Would It Take?" was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

Addressing Information Overload in the ICU

"Addressing Information Overload in the ICU" was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

Harnessing Technology to Improve Patient Care

"Harnessing Technology to Improve Patient Care" was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

Team-Based Process Improvement: The Core of Best ICU Practices

"Team-Based Process Improvement: The Core of Best ICU Practices" was published in the December/January 2016 issue of Critical Connections.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 va...

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 pub...

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 p...

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 ...

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.

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...

Implementing the A Element of the ABCDEF bundle

This ICU Liberation presentation compares pain assessment tools, identifies challenges for effective pain assessment, pain prevention, and pain management. Use this to help implement the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.

Implementing the B Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

The B Element of the ABCDEF Bundle relates to Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials and Spontaneous Breathing Trails. This guide reviews current evidence related to the hazards of deep sedation and the benefits of a coordinated SAT and SBT approach.

Implementing the D Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

Assess, Prevent, and Manage Delirium: This presentation aims to help implement the D Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.