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Critical Connections Archives

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Critical Connections was launched in 2003. For access to articles published before 2017, please contact Melissa Nielsen.

2018 - August 4 - Maternal, Fetal, and Pediatric Issues in the ICU

Analgesic Alternatives to Opioid Drug Shortages
This article discusses analgesic alternatives to opioid drug shortages.
Central Venous Access Procedures
Learn about billing and coding for central venous access procedures.
Providing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to a Jehovah’s Witness
This article discusses a case study about the ethical considerations of providing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to a Jehovah’s Witness.
Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis
This article discusses important things to consider regarding pediatric sepsis.
Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign
Learn about how the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Bundle can be applied in the ICU.
OPENPediatrics Developer Honored for Supporting International Education
Read about the 2018 recipient of the Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
President's Message - Sepsis Around the Cradle of Humankind
Hear from the Society President about SCCM initiatives to enhance prevention of maternal/neonatal sepsis.
Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture
Discover how the pediatric ICU can be transformed into a culture of mobility.
Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign
Read about how a pediatric ICU team is implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign.