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Importance of Effectively Communicating Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Drug shortages have become pervasive. The ways in which hospitals and hospital systems manage ongoing shortages vary widely across the United States and the world.


Managing Refusal to Accept a Brain Death Diagnosis: A Care Ethics Approach

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. A man in his early twenties was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) by his father for a second opinion after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.


Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Clinics: Lessons Learned from Three Centers

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. The prevention, recognition, and management of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) has come to the forefront in critical care and with it comes the emergence of the PICS clinic.


The COVID-19 Double-Lung Transplant: How a Last-Ditch Effort Has Saved Lives

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. When the clock struck midnight and it officially became Thanksgiving Day, Ankit Bharat, MD, was in an operating room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, saving a life few people thought could be saved.


What the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry Can Teach About the Future of EHRs

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Chaos—That is the word that comes to mind when Smith Heavner, BSN, MS, RN, PCCN, thinks about electronic health records (EHRs).