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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.

2017 - December 6 - Giving and Volunteerism

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.   
Common Confusing Issues When Reporting Critical Care
Learn about reporting and coding critical care.   
A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages
Read about managing sodium bicarbonate and acetate shortages. 
Neonatal Acrania and Organ Donation: Whose Story Is This?
This article addresses the ethics of organ donation. 
Donor Profile: Judith Jacobi
Past Society President, Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, reflects on her experience with SCCM.   
Impacting Critical Care with the SCCM-Weil Research Grant
Read about how the SCCM-Weil Research Grant is making an impact on critical care.   
Critical Care Fundamentals Around the World
Discover how SCCM’s Fundamentals courses are improving care worldwide.   
SCCM Members Show Outpouring of Support in SCCM Donation Drive
Learn about the many ways SCCM responded to needs in Puerto Rico beyond the donation drive.   
President's Message - You Get What You Give— And More!
In this article, Society President Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN-CS, PhD, FAAN, FCCM, discusses volunteerism and the Society's Creative Community.