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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 - December 6 - Giving and Volunteerism

Member Spotlight: Raising Awareness of Sepsis
Read about how Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, supports educational outreach in India and raising awareness of sepsis worldwide.
Member Spotlight: Pediatric Critical Care Programs in Kenya
Read about how Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, MD, supports pediatric critical care programs in Kenya.
Member Spotlight: Supporting Chromosome 18 Research
Read about how Brian T. Wessman, MD, FACEP, FCCM, supports chromosome 18 research.
Member Spotlight: Medical Education and Training in Haiti
Read about how Michael T. McCurdy, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FAAEM, supports medical education and training in Haiti.
Critical Care Industry Partners Give Back
Read about how the fundraising efforts of Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.
Member Spotlight: Community Outreach in Cambodia
Read about how Shahla Siddiqui, MD, MS, DABA, FAMS, supports community outreach in Cambodia.
Member Spotlight: Guatemala Volcano Response
Read about how Jorge Luis Hidalgo, MD, MCCM, MACP, supported Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego response efforts.
Communicating With Patients and Families About the Need for Alternative Drug Therapies
This article discusses communicating with patients and families about the need for alternative drug therapies.
Wound Care Coding
Learn about billing and coding for wound care.
Offering High-Risk Surgeries for Complications of Intravenous Drug Use
This article discusses a case study about the ethical considerations of offering high-risk surgeries for complications of intravenous drug use.
Fundamentals Training Helps Save Critically Ill Veteran
See how SCCM’s Fundamental Critical Care Support courses are impacting lives.
Teaching Critical Care Q&A: Five Questions with Sheri Crow, MD
Hear from Sheri Crow, MD, about introduction of the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) program to healthcare providers in the Republic of Georgia.
The Personal Side of Teaching Critical Care
Read about the impact of teaching Fundamentals courses.
PICS Survivors Find Connection Through ICU Hero
Hear the story of how an SCCM member brought together two post-intensive care syndrome survivors.
CEO's Message - Spotlight on Giving
Society of Critical Care Medicine Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President, David J. Martin, CAE, discusses the Society's donor development and gift stewardship program. 
President's Message - Volunteerism as a Gift of Yourself
Hear from the SCCM President about the value of volunteering and member engagement.
SCCM Honored With Two Prestigious Awards for Donation Drive
Learn about the Society’s emergency response and fundraising activities.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Outlines a Road Map for the Future
Discover how the Surviving Sepsis Campaign is improving healthcare worldwide.