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SCCM Pod-349 Implementation of an ICU Bundle in the PICU

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Shari Simone, DNP, about the article, “Implementation of an ICU Bundle: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project to Enhance Delirium Management and Monitor Delirium Prevalence in a Single PICU,” published in the June 2017 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-VCCR5 Rumack-Matthew Nomogram and Acetaminophen Toxicity

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS about Rumack-Matthew nomogram and acetaminophen toxicity.


Safe Medication Use in the ICU

Clinical Practice Guideline: Safe Medication Use in the ICU  provides ICU clinicians with evidence-based guidance on safe medication use practices for the critically ill. Crit Care Med 2017; 45(9):e877-e915


SCCM President: An Interview with Dr. Zimmerman

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2018 President discusses his background and his passion for Less is More during the 47th Critical Care Congress.


Chat with the Editor: ICU Risk Scores Perform Well as 'Continuous Markers' of Illness Severity

Critical Care Medicine Editor-in-Chief Tim Buchman, MD, PhD, MCCM, talks with the author of a late breaking article released during the 47th Critical Care Congress.


Creating a Culture of Caring: An ICU Patient Profile

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The world of Rana Awdish, MD, changed on the last day of her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was 2008, and Dr. Awdish, who was seven months pregnant, was eating dinner in a restaurant to celebrate with her best friend when she was struck with sudden, unbelievable pain.


SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative: Building Teams for Success

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. In 2016, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative, bringing multiprofessional ICU clinicians together to explore enhanced inclusion of families into ICU care. SCCM has now launched a new Family Engagement Collaborative.


Building a Case for Tele-Critical Care to Improve Quality

This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. Telemedicine in critical care has been intensely watched and widely debated in the literature.


Navigating a Child's Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. A collaborative relationship between parents and the medical team is established and maintained in the vast majority of pediatric cases, particularly when patient-focused, family-centered initiatives are in place. Situations in which the child’s best interest is compromised are fortunately extremely rare


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Spreading a Change  

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides information on how to tell if change is ready to spread and how to evaluate the spread.


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Leadership for Spread

Jane Taylor, EdD, explores the required leadership to spread improvement projects once tested and validated. Specific focus is placed on the Sepsis on the Wards project from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Surviving Sepsis Campaign/Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


Spreading Quality Just in Time: IHI’s Will, Ideas & Execution

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) concepts of will, ideas and execution as a framework for spread of change. She discusses lessons learned from Project Fives Alive!, an IHI quality improvement initiative that seeks to develop, test, and implement strategies to overcome systems failures that lead to preventable deaths in children less than five years of age in Ghana.


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Scaling Up and Spreading Change

Jane Taylor, Ed.D, provides information on implementation of change and overcoming barriers to spread change.
 


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Communication

In this learning session, Jane Taylor, EdD, explores communication strategies a team can engage to spread lessons learned from improvement projects.
 


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Developing Learning Networks

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides insight on how to develop learning networks and how to plan for spread.


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Measurement and Data Reporting

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses setting the norm for improvement by using measurement and data reporting. This creates a shared language and challenges team thinking.


Spreading Quality Just in Time: Human Resources

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses resourcing spread projects with people power. She highlights how to recruit curious and smart team members internally and externally to support success.


Emerging Strategies and Hot Topics in Hospital-Acquired Infection

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections


SCCM Pod-396 Post-ICU Clinics and Peer Support Groups to Reduce Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Kimberley J. Haines, PhD, BHSc, discuss implementing post-ICU clinics and peer support groups following critical illness to help reduce the burden of post-intensive care syndrome.


SCCM Pod-VCCR5 Rumack-Matthew Nomogram and Acetaminophen Toxicity

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS about Rumack-Matthew nomogram and acetaminophen toxicity.