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The Importance of Good Sleep in the ICU
This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Critically ill patients commonly experience severe sleep disruption and deprivation. Excessive sleep fragmentation, reduced REM sleep, and loss of normal circadian rhythm are common.
Clinical Considerations in Managing the IVIG Shortage
This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), first approved for use in the 1980s, is an essential treatment used in a wide variety of clinical specialties including neurology, hematology, immunol...
What to Do When a Payer Audits Your Documentation
This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Medicare and private payers continue to focus on audits to recover improper payments. You need to be prepared for the possibility of an audit.
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...