A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages
Read about managing sodium bicarbonate and acetate shortages. 

Women in Critical Care Medicine
This article addresses the issue of gender disparity in critical care.   

Common Confusing Issues When Reporting Critical Care
Learn about reporting and coding critical care.   

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.   

Bedside Ultrasonography Guidelines for Critically Ill Patients
In June 2016, Critical Care Medicine published Part II of guidelines for the appropriate use of bedside general and cardiac ultrasonography in the evaluation of critically ill patients. Part I of the guidelines focused on general ultrasonography while Part II focused on the indications for cardiac ultrasonography and echocardiography.1,2 The guidelines provide evidencebased recommendations for the appropriate use of bedside ultrasonography in the intensive care unit. Their goal is to help critical care practitioners use this technology appropriately to improve patient outcomes by focusing on answering clinically relevant and time-sensitive questions.

Neonatal Acrania and Organ Donation: Whose Story Is This?
This article addresses the ethics of organ donation. 

President’s Message - Preparing For a Main Event
In this article, Society President Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN-CS, PhD, FAAN, FCCM, discusses the upcoming 47th Critical Care Congress.   

Donor Profile: Judith Jacobi
Past Society President, Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, reflects on her experience with SCCM.   

Discrimination and Racial Hostility in the ICU
This article addresses the ethics of discrimination and racial hostility in the ICU.   

Critical Care Fundamentals Around the World
Discover how SCCM’s Fundamentals courses are improving care worldwide.