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Member Spotlight: Raising Awareness of Sepsis

Read about how Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, supports educational outreach in India and raising awareness of sepsis worldwide.

Member Spotlight: Pediatric Critical Care Programs in Kenya

Read about how Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, MD, supports pediatric critical care programs in Kenya.

Member Spotlight: Supporting Chromosome 18 Research

Read about how Brian T. Wessman, MD, FACEP, FCCM, supports chromosome 18 research.

Member Spotlight: Medical Education and Training in Haiti

Read about how Michael T. McCurdy, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FAAEM, supports medical education and training in Haiti.

Critical Care Industry Partners Give Back

Read about how the fundraising efforts of Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Member Spotlight: Community Outreach in Cambodia

Read about how Shahla Siddiqui, MD, MS, DABA, FAMS, supports community outreach in Cambodia.

Member Spotlight: Guatemala Volcano Response

Read about how Jorge Luis Hidalgo, MD, MCCM, MACP, supported Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego response efforts.

Communicating With Patients and Families About the Need for Alternative Drug Therapies

This article discusses communicating with patients and families about the need for alternative drug therapies.

Wound Care Coding

Learn about billing and coding for wound care.

Offering High-Risk Surgeries for Complications of Intravenous Drug Use

This article discusses a case study about the ethical considerations of offering high-risk surgeries for complications of intravenous drug use.

Fundamentals Training Helps Save Critically Ill Veteran

See how SCCM’s Fundamental Critical Care Support courses are impacting lives.

Teaching Critical Care Q&A: Five Questions with Sheri Crow, MD

Hear from Sheri Crow, MD, about introduction of the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) program to healthcare providers in the Republic of Georgia.

The Personal Side of Teaching Critical Care

Read about the impact of teaching Fundamentals courses.

PICS Survivors Find Connection Through ICU Hero

Hear the story of how an SCCM member brought together two post-intensive care syndrome survivors.

CEO's Message - Spotlight on Giving

Society of Critical Care Medicine Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President, David J. Martin, CAE, discusses the Society's donor development and gift stewardship program. 

President's Message - Volunteerism as a Gift of Yourself

Hear from the SCCM President about the value of volunteering and member engagement.

SCCM Honored With Two Prestigious Awards for Donation Drive

Learn about the Society’s emergency response and fundraising activities.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Outlines a Road Map for the Future

Discover how the Surviving Sepsis Campaign is improving healthcare worldwide.

President's Message - Leveraging SCCM Programs to Promote a Learning Healthcare Environment

Hear from the Society President about how SCCM programs can promote a learning healthcare environment in the ICU.

Analgesic Alternatives to Opioid Drug Shortages

This article discusses analgesic alternatives to opioid drug shortages.

Central Venous Access Procedures

Learn about billing and coding for central venous access procedures.

Providing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to a Jehovah’s Witness

This article discusses a case study about the ethical considerations of providing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to a Jehovah’s Witness.

Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis

This article discusses important things to consider regarding pediatric sepsis.

Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign

Learn about how the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Bundle can be applied in the ICU.

OPENPediatrics Developer Honored for Supporting International Education

Read about the 2018 recipient of the Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

President's Message - Sepsis Around the Cradle of Humankind

Hear from the Society President about SCCM initiatives to enhance prevention of maternal/neonatal sepsis.

Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture

Discover how the pediatric ICU can be transformed into a culture of mobility.

Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign

Read about how a pediatric ICU team is implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign.

The Ethics of Law Enforcement in the Inpatient Setting

This article discusses a case study about the ethical considerations of law enforcement in the inpatient setting.

Safety of Antiepileptics During Drug Shortages

This article discusses the safety of antiepileptics during drug shortages.

ACCM Distinguished Investigator Award

Learn about the recepient of the 2019 ACCM Distinguished Investigator Award.

ICU Capacity Strain: The Need for Standardization of Definitions

This article discusses ICU capacity in regard to patient recovery, quality of care, and patient and staff satisfaction.

Research Support for Early Career Investigators

This article discusses the funding options that are available to early career investigators.

Five Ways to Find Research Opportunities Outside Academia

Read about the ways to get involved in research and find research funding in settings outside academia.

Using Multiple Imputation to Avoid Bias From Missing Data in Critical Care Research

Learn about the threat of missing data to the validity of critical care research and how bias can be minimized.

Waiver of Informed Consent in Emergency Situations

Learn about invistagor responsiblities during an emergency situation in which the patient is not able to participate in informed consent.

Advancing Research for Effective Alerts to Avoid Alert Fatigue

Learn about research focused on improving alert systems and avoiding alarm fatigue. 

The Value of Mentorship

Learn about how SCCM’s Specialty Sections provide opportunity for professional development through mentoring programs.

President's Message - Research in the ICU: It’s What We (Should) Do

Hear from the Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, about the challenges and importance of research in the ICU.

Blue Heroes of the Critical Care Community

Read about members of the critical care community who are giving back in all kinds of ways. 

Mental Illness as a Rate-Limiting Step in Critical Care

This article addresses the ethics of mental illness as a rate-limiting step in critical care. 

Ultrasonography in Critical Care

Learn about billing and coding for ultrasonography in critical care. 

Teaching High-Value Care to the Future Workforce

Discover how healthcare educators can instill high-value care approaches in clinical decision-making. 

Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?

Learn about the Choosing Wisely Initiative and how it is impacting critical care practitioners. 

Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories

Read about the implementation and success stories of high-value care programs. 

President's Message - SCCM Tools Promote High-Value ICU Care

In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses how the Society of Critical Care Medicine is promoting high-value care in the ICU. 

Nonphysician Practitioner Billing

Learn about billing and coding for the nonphysician practitioner. 

SCCM Participates in National Summit on Drug Shortages

Read about the National Summit on Drug Shortages, which discussed the ongoing challenges of drug shortages and their impact on patient care. 

Parents’ Requests for “Everything” in the Age of Charlie Gard

This article addresses the ethics of when treatment requested by parents conflicts with the views of the healthcare team. 

When Parents Act Before Clinicians Are Ready

This article addresses the ethics of when parents act before cinlicians are ready. 

Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job

Learn about the challenges of the transition from fellowship to staff physician and how to prevent burnout. 

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist Burnout

Read about how burnout syndrome affects the critical care pharmacy professional. 

Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies

Learn how integrative medicine strategies such as acupuncture and herbal supplements can help you combat burnout. 

Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care

Learn how to address and prevent burnout syndrome in critical care with practicing mindfulness. 

Transparency in the SCCM Committee Appointment Process

In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses the Society’s Creative Community and committee appointment process. 

CEO’s Message - Annual Report to Members, Donors, Partners, and Friends

Society of Critical Care Medicine Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President, David J. Martin, CAE, delivers his annual report on the Society’s activities and achievements. 

Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic

Learn about a new trial initiative to help physicians reduce burnout. 

Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout

Read about the Critical Care Societies Collaborative’s summit to address burnout. 

President's Message - Preventing Burnout Syndrome in the Intensive Care Unit

In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses the characteristics, risk factors, and treatment options of burnout syndrome. 

Neurocritical Care Leader Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

This article celebrates Thomas P. Bleck, MD, MCCM, who received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

2018 Congress Recognizes ICU Hero Award Winners

This article celebrates the 2018 recipients of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Heroes Award.