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

2019 Billing and Coding Changes for Peripherally Inserted Venous Catheters
Learn about billing and coding changes for peripherally inserted venous catheters.

Standard Medication Concentrations: An Opportunity to Reduce Medication Errors
Read about standard medical concentrations and the opportunity to reduce medication errors.

The Ethical Obligation to Look Beyond Informed Consent
This article addresses the ethical considerations of informed consent.

SCCM-Weil Research Grant Update: Where Are They Now?
Discover how the SCCM-Weil research grants are improving care.

Improving Care in War-Torn Afghanistan
Hear the story of how the ICU Liberation Campaign played a role in patient care.

Remembering Graham Ramsay, Surviving Sepsis Campaign Leader and ESICM President
This article remembers Graham Ramsay, MD, one of the founding leaders of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Collaboratives Make It Happen: Three Family and Clinician Partnership Success Stories
Read about examples of successful patient-and-family centered innovations implemented by three units for the PCOR-ICU collaborative.

President's Message - Continuum of Care
Hear from the Society president about SCCM initiatives to support the continuum of care.

Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Discover how the Society’s THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative is addressing post-intensive care syndrome. 

Improving Patient Care Through the ICU Liberation Campaign
Learn about the ICU Liberation Collaborative’s new study on the implementation of the ABCDEF bundle in the ICU.