Critical Connections

Critical Connections, the critical care industry's only newsmagazine, provides information on cutting-edge topics in critical care useful to the entire multiprofessional team. With features written by and for critical care professionals, updates on SCCM activities and programs, Critical Connections is a vital source of information for the critical care community.


Critical care professionals are invited to share expertise and perspective. Critical Connections accepts timely articles on clinical topics, hospital success stories and other topics involving the critical care team. Contact Melissa Nielsen for more information.

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Individual articles may be distributed as a PDF upon request. For permission to reprint articles in other materials or to request additional copies of Critical Connections, contact Melissa Nielsen. A $1 per issue charge plus shipping fees may be applied to bulk requests.

Critical Connections Latest Articles

How to Deal with Challenging Family Situations
This article addresses the ethical considerations of challenging family situations in the ICU.
Revisiting Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Services
Learn about billing and coding changes for neonatal and pediatric critical care services.
Peripheral Vasopressors: Friend or Foe?
This article discusses the use of peripheral vasopressors.
The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Workforce: An Update from SCCM
This appraisal from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is a follow-up to the 2009 Critical Connections article “The Critical Care Physician Workforce: An Update from SCCM.”
Connecting the Critical Care Team Through Mentorship
Read about the SCCM Southeast (SCCMSE) Chapter's mentor-mentee program.
Enhancing Diversity and Professional Development Through Mentorship
Hear from the SCCM Diversity and Inclusion Committee about how mentorship can enhance diversity and professional development.
Leader in Extracorporeal Life Support Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
This article celebrates Robert H. Bartlett, MD, who received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 48th Critical Care Congress.
How to Become a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine
Learn about how to become a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
ICU Heroes Award Recipients Recognized During 2019 Congress
This article celebrates the 2019 recipients of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Heroes Award.
President's Message: Professional Development
Learn about professional development from the SCCM President.