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Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

"Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s international THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative analyzed 17 sites within the collaborative be...

Collaboratives Make It Happen: Three Family and Clinician Partnership Success Stories

"Collaboratives Make It Happen: Three Family and Clinician Partnership Success Stories" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) launched the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Uni...

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...

Advancing Research for Effective Alerts to Avoid Alert Fatigue

"Advancing Research for Effective Alerts to Avoid Alert Fatigue" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Quality improvement efforts often focus on fixing problems with the aid of technology, including clinical decision support (CDS); unfortunat...

Waiver of Informed Consent in Emergency Situations

"Waiver of Informed Consent in Emergency Situations" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Obtaining informed consent for participation in research reinforces the ethical principle of autonomy by providing the opportunity for individuals to ma...

Using Multiple Imputation to Avoid Bias From Missing Data in Critical Care Research

"Using Multiple Imputation to Avoid Bias From Missing Data in Critical Care Research" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Missing data is a common, yet often overlooked, source of bias in critical care studies. 1,2 The key concern with missi...

Research Support for Early Career Investigators

"Research Support for Early Career Investigators" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Early career is never an easy time—there are multiple ongoing challenges, a new work environment, new colleagues, and probably a new electronic medical rec...

Five Ways to Find Research Opportunities Outside Academia

"Five Ways to Find Research Opportunities Outside Academia" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Research is vital to advancements in care and improving human health outcomes in all settings, including critical care.

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...

Exploring Ethics: How to Deal with Challenging Family Situations

"How to Deal with Challenging Family Situations" was published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care pra...

Mentorship During Fellowship: A Real-World Experience

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Mentorship programs have a proven and well-established benefit for professional development. In 2018, the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Postgraduate and Fellowship Educa...

The Role of Mentorship for Women in Critical Care Medicine

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . As recognition grows about the disparities that exist for women in the workplace, it creates an opportunity to discuss ways to advance and support women in critical care. In this a...

Perspectives on Mentorship

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . As an experienced provider who has changed roles several times, I have several perspectives on the role of mentorship in the development of a practitioner. Early in my career, despit...

Enhancing Diversity and Professional Development Through Mentorship

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of  Critical Connections . Fostering diversity is an ideal that we strive to achieve in our profession. However, if asked to recall specific examples from the past year in which we have actively participated i...

Drug Shortages: Peripheral Vasopressors: Friend or Foe?

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages. Hemodynamic emergencies are common in the critical care arena. Once fluid resuscitation fails ...

Coding Corner: Revisiting Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Services

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Coding Corner addresses the continuing changes in coding and billing.  Neonatal and pediatric critical care coding guidelines have been modified over the years, but the definitions r...

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 ...