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Category: Pharmacology

Drug Shortages: Standard Medication Concentrations

This article was first published in the February 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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.

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 ...

Sedation and Analgesia: Practical Drug Selection and Pharmacolog

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on sedation and analgesia.

Toxicology and Drug Overdoses

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on toxicology and drug overdoses.

Cutting Edge: Vasopressors - Which One(s) Should I Use for These Patients?

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on vasopressors.

The Impact of Opioids on the Delivery of Critical Care in the 21st Century

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Opioids impact critical care in multiple ways. Not only do they form the backbone of managing pain and sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU), the burgeoning opioid epidemic also fe...

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...

May I Have Your Attention, Please? Renewed Focus on Medication Automation

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The medication use process in hospitals is often complex; however, technology and automation have made medication use more efficient and have enhanced safety.

Altered Mental Status During Critical Illness: Delirium and Coma

This is a complimentary chapter from Comprehensive Critical Care: Adult, Second Edition (2017), titled "Altered Mental Status During Critical Illness: Delirium and Coma." Comprehensive Critical Care: Adult is the most complete critical care textbook for any learner in adult p...

SCCM Pod-157 Sedation Strategies in the ICU

Troy E. Batterton, PharmD, and Dean Sandifer, MD, discuss sedation strategies in critical care, including designing, building and maintaining protocols in intensive care units.

SCCM Pod-46 2007 Congress Keynotes Up Close: Daren Heyland

Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, is of the prominent keynote speakers set to present during the 36th Critical Care Congress.  He discusses his presentation, "Pharmaco-Nutrition: A New Emerging Paradigm," and offers insight into his background and accomplishments in critical care.

The Vasopressor Toolbox for Defending Blood Pressure

"The Vasopressor Toolbox for Defending Blood Pressure" was published in the April/May 2017 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

Congestive Heart Failure: Definitions, Pathogenesis, Pharmacologic and Device Management

This is a presentation from the 2016 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on  Congestive Heart Failure