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Does your hospital use a checklist or bundle to minimize risk factors for delirium? Delirium is common in surgical and medical intensive care units (ICUs) and has shown to be associated with longer mechanical ventilation duration and longer ICU and hospital lengths of stay. This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a study that evaluated a multicomponent nonpharmacologic quality improvement intervention aimed at the sleep-wake cycle for reducing delirium in critically ill patients in the surgical critical care setting.
Several years before the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted healthcare worldwide, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) launched a task force to identify gaps in critical care research and determine how SCCM could address them. Within two years, this effort led to the establishment of Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, and the timing could not have been more fortuitous.
Folafoluwa O. Odetola, MD, MPH, discusses an article published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Do Outcomes Vary According to the Source of Admission to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?"
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses patient safety research and future efforts to reduce infections in the intensive care unit in this special 100th episode of the iCritical Care Podcasts.
Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, discusses national trends in the prevalence, cost and discharge disposition of patients after subdural hematoma.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Jessica Spence, BMR(OT), BSc(Med) MD, a PGY3 Resident at McMaster University. Dr. Spence contributed the article “Variation in Diagnostic Testing in Intensive Care Units: A Comparison of Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals in a Regional System” to the January Critical Care Medicine journal.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Heidi J. Engel, PT, DPT of UCSF Medical Center, regarding her lecture on “Early Mobility Implementation Strategies,” which she presented during the 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, California.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Ira Cheifetz, MD, FCCM, Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cheifetz discusses “Early Mobility Implementation Strategies (Peds),” which he presented at the 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, California.
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCM, speaks with Marc G. Jeschke, MD, PhD, about the article “Morbidity and Survival Probability in Burn Patients in Modern Burn Care*,” published in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Jeschke works as a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto.
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Derek Wheeler, MD, about the article, “Critical Care Delivery: The Importance of Process of Care and ICU Structure to Improved Outcomes: An Update From the American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force on Models of Critical Care,” published in Critical Care Medicine.
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with John J. Marini, MD, about the Congress session "Clinician Pro/Con: Paralysis and Proning in ARDS," which was presented at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCE, about the article, “The Epidemiology of Hospital Death Following Pediatric Severe Sepsis: When, Why, and How Children With Sepsis Die,” published in the September 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Wes Ely, MD, MPH, about his talk presented at the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course in Rosemont, Illinois entitled, “Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients: More to Come.”
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, discuss Dr. Khanna’s top-rated abstract, Derivation and Validation of a Novel Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Risk Prediction Tool (Khanna A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:18), from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 48th Critical Care Congress.
Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD, will share the top 10 things he wished someone had told him about clinical predictive modeling as part of the thought leader session Data Science and Critical Care at the 2022 Critical Care Congress.
Groundbreaking study of hospitalized COVID-19 and influenza patients charts new path in critical care research
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – Preparedness (SARI-PREP) is a groundbreaking new research platform from SCCM’s Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, that is leading the way in revolutionizing how critical care research is conducted in the United States. It will inform clinical management of patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and help ensure that health systems are better prepared for future pandemics.
The first outcomes of VIRUS were recently published in Critical Care Medicine. More than 20 manuscripts are being prepared for publication during the next several months. Additionally, sites have been invited to submit ancillary study ideas drawing on registry data. Of the 150 proposed, more than 60 have been approved.
Join the registry today and contribute to this important data collection.
The ARREST Trial compared extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-facilitated resuscitation to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) treatment in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This month’s Concise Critical Appraisal takes a deep dive into the trial, published in The Lancet.
Is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) futile in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 experiencing cardiac arrest? A study recently published in Critical Care Medicine sought to answer this question and provide more data around outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with COVID-19.
This Concise Critical Appraisal offers a look into the results of the RECOVERY trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which demonstrated that dexamethasone improved mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
This Concise Critical Appraisal explores an article by Caputo et al published in Academic Emergency Medicine describing the use of early self-proning in awake, nonintubated patients in the emergency department (ED) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) held a session at the 48th Critical Care Congress that offered best practices for reducing CLABSI and CAUTI infections. Subject matter experts discussed quality improvement strategies as well as overcoming challenges and resistance to change. We’ve outlined the questions from the session and curated responses.