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Research

A central component of the Society's mission is the support of quality-based improvement initiatives and the support of multiprofessional research at all levels.


Building Critical Care Competencies through Simulation Training

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on simulation training.


National Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections. 


ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on the ABCDEF Bundle. 


Managing Comfort in the PICU: Does Comfort Come at the Expense of Withdrawal or Delirium?

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress. 


Towards Value-Based Critical Care: Aligning Financial Incentives to Improve Critical Care Delivery

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on value-based medicine. 


Alarms, Noise, and Delirium in the ICU

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care, 2018 Edition, titled "Alarms, Noise, and Delirium in the ICU" 


Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Fundamental Critical Care Support, Sixth Edition (2017), titled "Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient." Prepared under the direction of SCCM by an international team of leading multiprofessional critical care educators in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, nursing, pediatrics and surgery, the FCCS textbook assists the non-intensivist in dealing with the sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and prepares house staff and nurses for ICU coverage.


Seamless Transitions of Care

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care titled "Seamless Transitions of Care."


Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories

"Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.


Teaching High-Value Care to the Future Workforce

"Teaching High-Value Care  to the Future Workforce" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.


Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist Burnout

"Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist Burnout" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.​
 


SCCM Pod-360 Alarm and Alert Fatigue in Critical Care

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Bradford D. Winters, PhD, MD, FCCM, about alarm and alert fatigue in critical care. Alarm fatigue is the desensitization that clinicians experience to frequent alarms, particularly those that do not provide useful clinical information, or false alarms.


SCCM Pod-359 Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients

Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Wes Ely, MD, MPH, about his talk presented at the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course in Rosemont, Illinois entitled, “Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients: More to Come.”


SCCM Pod-344 Developing an ICU Diary in the Pediatric ICU

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.


SCCM Pod-330 Long-Term Mental Health Problems After Delirium in the ICU

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Arjen Slooter, MD, PhD, about the article, “Long-Term Mental Health Problems After Delirium in the ICU,” published in Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-307 Transforming the Morbidity and Mortality Conference to Promote Safety and Quality in a PICU

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christina L. Cifra, MD, about the article, “Transforming the Morbidity and Mortality Conference to Promote Safety and Quality in a PICU,” published in the January 2016 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-291 Long-Term Association Between Frailty and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Survivors of Critical Illness

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCM, speaks with Sean Bagshaw, MD, MSc, about the article, “Long-Term Association Between Frailty and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Survivors of Critical Illness: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study*,” published in Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM-Pod 287 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Critical Illness Survivors: A Metaanalysis

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Ann M. Parker, MD, about the article, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Critical Illness Survivors: A Metaanalysis*," published in Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-276 Pediatric Delirium and Associated Risk Factors

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Chani Traube, MD, about the article, “Pediatric Delirium and Associated Risk Factors: A Single-Center Prospective Observational Study,” published in the May 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.