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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.

2019 - May 2 - Mentorship in Critical Care

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.
Peripheral Vasopressors: Friend or Foe?
This article discusses the use of peripheral vasopressors.
The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Workforce: An Update from SCCM
This appraisal from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is a follow-up to the 2009 Critical Connections article “The Critical Care Physician Workforce: An Update from SCCM.”
Connecting the Critical Care Team Through Mentorship
Read about the SCCM Southeast (SCCMSE) Chapter's mentor-mentee program.
Enhancing Diversity and Professional Development Through Mentorship
Hear from the SCCM Diversity and Inclusion Committee about how mentorship can enhance diversity and professional development.
Leader in Extracorporeal Life Support Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
This article celebrates Robert H. Bartlett, MD, who received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 48th Critical Care Congress.
How to Become a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine
Learn about how to become a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
ICU Heroes Award Recipients Recognized During 2019 Congress
This article celebrates the 2019 recipients of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Heroes Award.
President's Message: Professional Development
Learn about professional development from the SCCM President.
Perspectives on Mentorship
Read about the role of mentorship in the development of a practitioner.
CEO's Message: 2018 Annual Report
Hear from the Society CEO about SCCM activities aimed at advancing its mission.
The Role of Mentorship for Women in Critical Care Medicine
Discover ways to advance and support women in critical care.
Mentorship During Fellowship: A Real-World Experience
Read about the design and implementation of mentorship programs.