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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 - February 1 - Burnout in the ICU

Nonphysician Practitioner Billing
Learn about billing and coding for the nonphysician practitioner.   
SCCM Participates in National Summit on Drug Shortages
Read about the National Summit on Drug Shortages, which discussed the ongoing challenges of drug shortages and their impact on patient care.   
Parents’ Requests for “Everything” in the Age of Charlie Gard
This article addresses the ethics of when treatment requested by parents conflicts with the views of the healthcare team.   
When Parents Act Before Clinicians Are Ready
This article addresses the ethics of when parents act before cinlicians are ready. 
Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job
Learn about the challenges of the transition from fellowship to staff physician and how to prevent burnout.   
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist Burnout
Read about how burnout syndrome affects the critical care pharmacy professional. 
Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies
Learn how integrative medicine strategies such as acupuncture and herbal supplements can help you combat burnout.   
Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care
Learn how to address and prevent burnout syndrome in critical care with practicing mindfulness. 
Transparency in the SCCM Committee Appointment Process
In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses the Society’s Creative Community and committee appointment process.   
CEO’s Message - Annual Report to Members, Donors, Partners, and Friends
Society of Critical Care Medicine Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President, David J. Martin, CAE, delivers his annual report on the Society’s activities and achievements.   
Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic
Learn about a new trial initiative to help physicians reduce burnout. 
Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout
Read about the Critical Care Societies Collaborative’s summit to address burnout. 
President's Message - Preventing Burnout Syndrome in the Intensive Care Unit
In this article, Society President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses the characteristics, risk factors, and treatment options of burnout syndrome.