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Content Type: Articles

Seeking Out Authenticity in the Face of Uncertainty

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . An infant with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) underwent initial palliative surgical repair complicated by prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and stroke.

Estimated Time: Critical Connections, Ethics

Optimization of Pharmacy Services When Time Is of the Essence

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has been in use for approximately 25 years.

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU: Shortages, Pitfalls, and Strategies Moving Forward

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . The most common uses for neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), status asthmaticus, rapid sequ...

Estimated Time: ARDS, Critical Connections, Neurology

Neurosciences and the Pandemic

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . We have much to elucidate on the neurologic manifestations associated with COVID-19.

How to Implement an Early ICU Mobility Program

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . Early mobility has been a proposed treatment for mechanically ventilated patients since the 1970s. 1

Surgery and Critical Care Coding

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . When a patient ends up in the ICU, the line between surgery and critical care is difficult to find.

Exploring the Knowns and Unknowns of MIS-C

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . It is a pattern that has been repeated in COVID-19 hot spots nationwide. Several weeks after the surge, emergency departments and intensive care units (ICUs) start seeing children, typically wit...

Estimated Time: Critical Connections, pediatrics

How the Pandemic Impacted Evidence-Based Medicine

This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections . The scope of the COVID-19 pandemic is beyond anything most could imagine. The impact on healthcare institutions and clinicians is still being defined, but in the heat of the initial wave, there ...

Estimated Time: Critical Connections, research

Critical Care Documentation and Billing Update: COVID-19 Pandemic

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

Fuzzy Logic in the Intensive Care Unit

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

Estimated Time: 06:15 min Artificial Intelligence, Critical Connections

Ethics and Moral Distress Consultation Shape an Institutional Approach

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

Estimated Time: 05:30 min Critical Connections, Ethics

PTSD and Burnout in Healthcare Professionals

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of Critical Connections .

Estimated Time: 06:30 min Burnout, COVID-19, Critical Connections, PTSD, Wellness

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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Pediatric Septic Shock and Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . This Exploring Ethics case study is about a 19-month-old male infant with hypereosinophilia due to hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis after unrelated-donor allogenic stem cell transplant.

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Advanced Practitioners and Critical Care for Medicare Patients

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . The article covers the requirements for coding and billing for Medicare patients. 

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Disparities in Sepsis Management and Outcomes

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . The combined estimates of severe sepsis and sepsis amount to 50 million cases worldwide, accounting for 5.3 million deaths annually. This Critical Connections article covers the dispari...

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Scvo2 in Sepsis: A Measurement Provided by Respiratory Care Practitioners

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . When treating patients with sepsis, intensive care unit (ICU) and emergency department clinicians have learned that improved outcomes occur when staff members work together as a team.   

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From the PICU to America’s Got Talent: Angelica Hale’s Story

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . Most people know Angelica Hale as the tenacious young lady who won hearts with her incredible performances on America’s Got Talent in 2017.

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign Releases First Guidelines for Sepsis in Children

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Conectionns . The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) in February released its first guidelines for pediatric patients with sepsis, marking a new milestone in the initiative’s mission to improve sepsis car...

Estimated Time: 11:00 min Guidelines, Pediatrics, Sepsis

Recommendations for Alternative Analgesic and Sedative Agents in the Setting of Drug Shortages

This article was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Critical Connections . 

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