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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies

"Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.

Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic

"Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.

Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout

"Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.

Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care

"Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care " was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

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. 

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.

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...

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: 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: 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: 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.