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Critical Connections Archives

Critical Connections was launched in 2003. Articles organized by clinical topic also are available at

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

2019 - February 1 - Continuum of Care

The New Face of Advocacy
Many factors influence the regulation of the healthcare profession in the United States. To address the complex challenges of healthcare regulation, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has evolved from a singular advocacy effort to a networked approach designed to lev...
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.