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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
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...