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SCCM Pod-459: Processed EEG Monitoring in the ICU

This podcast will educate clinicians on the unfamiliar parameters of processed EEG (pEEG). Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM, to discuss the benefits of pEEG for monitoring sedated mechanically ventilated patients and patients undergoing neuromuscular blockade. Dr. Lane-Fall is an associate professor of anesthesiology, critical care, and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. This podcast is sponsored by Medtronic.


SCCM Releases PANDEM Guidelines for Critically Ill Children and Infants

Emphasize importance of continual assessment, nonpharmacologic interventions, and family involvement. The PANDEM guidelines for children and infants were published in the February 2022 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


Creative Approaches for Early Mobility in Patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the E Element (Early Mobility) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Is there concern about an increase in post-intensive care syndrome because of the limitations enacted to keep people safe from COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on June 10th, 2020.


Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This resource is a patient guide detailing how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in critical illness and intensive care. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Approaching delirium in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the D Element (Delirium) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians

From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Intermediate Care Units: Containing Escalation of ICUs

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors share their view that - for COVID-19 patient - Intermediate Care Units (IMCUs) may be better suited for post-ICU care than ordinary hospital wards.


Editorial: Survival From Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: Is It Changing?

From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the authors discuss the factors behind why patients had a higher likelihood of surviving coronavirus disease 2019 in June 2020 compared to March 2020.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infections in Critical Care Staff: Beware the Risks Beyond the Bedside

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that staff who developed coronavirus disease 2019 were less likely to have caught it from their patients in critical care. Other staff, other areas of the hospital, and the wider community are more likely sources of infection.


ABCDEF Bundle and Supportive ICU Practices for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An International Point Prevalence Study

From Critical Care Explorations. This point prevalence study showed low implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with COVID-19.


The Characterization of the Toll of Caring for Coronavirus Disease 2019 on ICU Nursing Staff

From Critical Care Explorations. In this brief report, the authors conclude there are indications that registered nurses providing care for coronavirus disease 2019 in the ICU reported increased thermal discomfort coinciding with elevated energy expenditure and a more pronounced self-perception of effort, stress, and mental demand.


ABCDEF Bundle Delirium; Post Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS

ICU Liberation Bundle Zooming in on the "D" Delirium Component during COVID-19: Problem and Scope, Assessment featuring Management and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges


Promoting Value in Critical Care by Implementing (Next Five) Choosing Wisely For Critical Care; ICU Liberation Bundle (E = Early Mobility)

Overview of the Next 5 Choosing Wisely Statements and how they intersect with the ICU Liberation Bundle. And, overview of the "E" element of the ICU Liberation Bundle. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges


COVID-19: Lessons from the Frontline

COVID-19 case presentation from the team at Mayo Clinic - Florida that brings together many of the STOP-VIRUS Collaborative lessons learned over the course of the past 6 months.


One-Year Outcomes of Postintensive Care Syndrome in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Single Institutional Study

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors found that Patients who suffered critical illness from coronavirus disease 2019 had a high frequency of postintensive care syndrome after 1 year. 


Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies

"Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic

"Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


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

"Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care

"Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care " was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.