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The contribution of adverse events to the deaths of patients in the pediatric ICU (PICU) who die despite a low predicted mortality risk is unknown. Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by Carin W. Verlaat, MD, to discuss adverse events in low-risk nonsurvivors compared with low-risk survivors and high-risk PICU survivors and nonsurvivors and the contribution of adverse events to mortality.
The ICU Heroes Award recognizes that patients and families are an integral part of intensive care unit (ICU) care. The award is given to an ICU patient and family and to the multiprofessional team that delivered the care.
Rosemarie Fernandez, MD, discusses an article published in the June 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, “The Presence of a Family Witness Impacts Physician Performance During Simulated Medical Codes.”
Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, DNSc, is the lead author of an article published in the November 2010 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Symptoms Experienced by Intensive Care Unit Patients at High Risk of Dying.”
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, talks with Peter M. Dodek, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FACP, about his article published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, "The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction in Critical Care."
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Ellen Cowen Meltzer, MD, MSc, about her article published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine.
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Matthew J. Drago, MD, MBE, lead author on the article “Are Family Characteristics Associated With Attendance at Family Centered Rounds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,” which was published in the February 2013 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Matthew Lissauer, MD, FACS, to discuss his surgical intensive care unit’s efforts to improve the care provided to critically ill and injured patients and their families. His efforts were rewarded when his institution received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2013 Patient and Family-Centered Care Award.
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM speaks with Cathie Guzzetta, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN, about family presence during CPR and invasive procedures.
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Christina Jones, PhD, RN, about the ICU Patient Diary Network. Dr. Jones discusses the widespread adoption of ICU diaries in the United Kingdom, various models that institutions are using, and the overall positive impact that implementation has had on patients, families, and providers.
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Jenny Tcharmtchi, BSN, RN, CCRN, about the article, “Family Experience in the PICU,” published in Critical Connections, the Society of Critical Care Medicine's newsletter.
Crit Care Med. 2017;45(1):103-128