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Using Quality Improvement Strategies to Address Burnout and Promote a Healthy Work Culture

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The increased attention being given to addressing burnout among healthcare professionals is due in part to the recognition that burnout is a consequence of physical and emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and the stressors from working under difficult or demanding conditions. 


A Potpourri of Pearls for Conundrums in Critical Care: Best Practices Not Addressed in Guidelines

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on best practices not addressed in critical care guidelines.


Limits of Care in Pediatrics (Talk Show Format)

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Strategies for ICU Implementation

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


The Care of the Chronically Critically Ill Child

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


The Drive to THRIVE: Prevent, Minimize, Diagnose, and Treat Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


Late-Breaking Studies from the 47th Critical Care Congress

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


The Poisoned Patient: Toxins in the ICU

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


Year in Review: Internal Medicine

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 Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


ACCM Adult Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption (PADIS)

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on the ACCM PADIS Guidelines.


Star Research Presentations: Quality and Patient Safety

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on quality and patient safety research.


Measures and Metrics and Outcomes

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on ICU patient outcomes.


Handoffs in Critical Care: How Can the Science Guide Us Toward Safer Care?

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on handoff communication.


ACCM Town Hall

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, of the ACCM Town Hall.


Big Data and Quality Measures

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on data and quality measures.


Safety and Quality Lessons You Need to Learn

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, safety and quality.


Health Informatics

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on health informatics.


Beyond the CLABSI and CAUTI Bundles: How to Get to Zero When Change Is Hard

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 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on CLABSI and CAUTI quality improvement.


SCCM Pod-452 CCM: Racial Disparities in ICU Outcomes

This podcast discusses a systematic review that found significant differences in care and outcomes, including mortality rates, among intensive care unit (ICU) patients of different races (McGowan S, et al. Crit Care Med. 2022 Jan;50:1-20). This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.


Choosing Wisely® For Critical Care Daily Care Rounding Checklist

The goal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Choosing Wisely® daily care rounding checklist is to provide a structured approach to maximize integration of evidence-based practices, avoid waste, and deliver safe, high-value critical care. Consideration should be given to the patient’s clinical status and acuity level when considering each recommendation for implementation that day. Other interventions based on local protocols and ICU type can be added to this list.