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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

Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care?
Learn about how documentation tells a story in critical care and what you need to document to support billing critical care services. 
Navigating a Child’s Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan
Examine this case and case analysis and learn how to navigate a child's care when the parents are resistant to care. 
Early Identification of Sepsis: The Journey Since the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative
Learn more about long-term outcomes from the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative.
Building a Case for Tele-Critical Care to Improve Quality
Read different perspectives on how Tele-Critical Care can improve ICU Quality.
SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative: Building Teams for Success
Learn about SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative.
Creating a Culture of Caring: An ICU Patient Profile
Read about how Rana Awdish, MD's s experience as a critical care patient inspired her to create a culture for caring in the ICU. 
The ICU Liberation Bundle: An Emphasis on Nonpharmacologic Intervention
Learn about how nonpharmacologic intervention is part of the ICU liberation bundle.
President's Message: Quality Improvement in the ICU
Hear from SCCM's President on quality improvement in the ICU.
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.