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Written communication, as a supplement to traditional verbal communication, may overcome some of the challenges that clinicians face when engaging with families in the ICU. Learn more in this discussion of the Critical Care Medicine article “Daily Written Care Summaries for Families of Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial." This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.
This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections. When critically ill or injured patients need the services of a critical care team, they are at their most vulnerable. Here are six simple strategies that trained intensivists and critical care specialists can use to improve the critical care experience of the LGBTQIA+ patients and families they serve.
SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Professional Development
Elaine Meyer, RN, PhD, discusses a paper published recently in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Difficult Conversations: Improving Communication Skills and Relational Abilities in Healthcare.”
Former SCCM president Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses communications bundles with podcast editor Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC. Levy was a presenter for the April 26th webcast titled “Integrating the Communication Bundles into your ICU,” which outlined strategies to reduce patient and family anxiety and to create a positive environment for the critically ill patient.
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Marc Moss, MD, lead author of an article published in the September Critical Care Medicine, “Surrogate and Patient Discrepancy Regarding Consent for Critical Care Research.”
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Kimberley J. Haines, PhD, BHSc, discuss implementing post-ICU clinics and peer support groups following critical illness to help reduce the burden of post-intensive care syndrome.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have received many requests for media appearances and interviews to help inform the public. This infographic provides strategies and techniques to increase confidence of providers participating in media communications.
Review the three part approach to management of Vaccination Status Conflicts.
In the ICU, medical staff do all they can to assist patients and get them back to health as quickly as possible. In the process of saving lives, bedside manner and communication may suffer.
This is a podcast series accounting for the parallel pandemics of COVID-19 and clinician burnout, while introducing the story of one undocumented patient who helped to reveal the authentic feelings and values of his healthcare team. With historically high mortality rates in the ICU and pervasive emotional and physical fatigue, this ICU team in Marietta, Georgia had the courage to hope and the commitment to care.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers receive many requests for media appearances and interviews to help inform the public. This training will provide strategies and techniques to increase confidence of providers participating in media communications.
In the ICU, medical staff do all they can to assist patients and get them back to health as quickly as possible. In the process of saving lives, bedside manner and communication may suffer. Lauren Rissman, MD, discusses the eye-opening experience she had when she was admitted to the ICU from the labor and delivery unit and the importance of having a patient advocate.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been exposed to an abundance of information from a large number of sources.
Questions to Guide Evidence-Informed, Data Driven and Person-Centered Decision-Making. Summary of evidence and sources
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the safety and feasibility of a multimodal in-person or telehealth treatment program, administered in acute recovery phase for patients surviving critical coronavirus disease 2019. They found that multimodal treatment program combining care from an interdisciplinary team in an ICU Recovery Clinic with physical rehabilitation is safe and feasible in patients surviving the ICU for coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory failure.
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 11, 2021
COVID considerations re: the "F" Element of the ICU Liberation Bundle. Cleveland Clinic example of Family Involvement & Engagement. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 12th, 2021
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021
From Critical Care Explorations. While the collaborative model can help promote ICU family engagement initiatives, the authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 has impeded implementation of these initiatives even among motivated units.
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors describe implementing a connected network between two tele-ICU programs to support staffing and rounding during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the United States.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors found that hybrid rounds employed during pandemic facilitated social distancing while retaining patient-centered multidisciplinary ICU rounds but compromised teaching during rounds.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors of this Editorial sought to assess the evolving discussion surrounding the naming of a novel pediatric hyperinflammatory syndrome – a condition that showed overlapping features of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome -- through the analysis of its evolution around the Twitter hashtag #PedsICU.
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 12, 2020.
Explore the need for randomized COVID-19 clinical trials and the difficulties and potential consequences of misinformation (Ingraham N, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0108) with host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, and Nicholas E. Ingraham, MD.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this report, the authors describe the use and impact of a targeted strategy for international collaboration and rapid information dissemination on Twitter among members of the pediatric critical care community during a global pandemic.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Using their experience in a pediatric intensive care unit, the authors surveyed the shortcomings of current visitation restrictions.
SCCM is adjusting the format of its meetings and conferences to reflect these new realities. After careful consideration and feedback from many members, SCCM has come to the difficult decision to reposition its upcoming in-person meetings and educational programs.
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.
This expert panel representatives from Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) teamed up to discuss how ICU respiratory care teams can work together more cohesively when caring for COVID-19 patients. Recorded on: Thursday, May 14, 2020
This resource details how compassion in healthcare has changed with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
This resource is a quick training guide on labor pool deployment workflow and inpatient competency. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
This webcast addressed the legal, social and logistical challenges in communicating with families during the pandemic. Topics covered included a conceptual and practical framework for remote family communication, the importance of having a coordinated interdisciplinary effort in these communications, and updates on CMS regulations for communications.
This presentation is an overview of proper staff preparation during a pandemic to help avoid burnout. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation is an overview of communicating strategies for dealing with COVID-19 patients and their families. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation reviews how clinicians are sharing COVID-19 stories and management information through an online communication tool during the pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation is an overview of why health literacy considerations are important when communicating with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
Named for Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) founder and its first president, Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD, MCCM, the SCCM-Weil Research Grant is typically awarded to two SCCM members as a stepping-stone to carry out basic, translational, or clinical research. SCCM seeks to sponsor research efforts that will ultimately improve patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU) and after hospital discharge. For the first time, SCCM has increased the number of grants from two to three: Thomas S. Valley, MD, MSc; Jacob S. Brenner, MD, PhD; and Blair N. Wendlandt, MD, MSc.