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Drug Shortages: Rising Drug Costs

This article was first published in the August 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

Drug Shortages in Critical Care: Can Any Good Come from Them?

This article was first published in the June 2015 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages Committee is a multiprofessional group charged with providing resources to members to help optimally manage drug shortages affecting critically ill and injured patients. Committ...

Drug Shortages: Analgesic Alternatives to Opioid Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the August 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages Committee is a multiprofessional group charged with providing resources to members to help optimally manage drug shortages affecting critically ill and injured patients. Commi...

Drug Shortages: Managing Drug Shortages in the ICU: Thinking Outside the Box

This article was first published in the August 2015 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages Committee is a multiprofessional group charged with providing resources to members to help optimally manage drug shortages affecting critically ill and injured patients. Commi...

Drug Shortage Communication Planning

This article was first published in the August 2016 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

Economic Considerations of Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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...