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Category: Patient and Family Support

THRIVE: Supporting Survivors After Critical Illness

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on...

Post-ICU Syndrome: Truth About Consequences, Right Care Right Now... and Later

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on...

SCCM Pod-356 Repeated Critical Illness and Unplanned Readmissions to PICUs

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Jeffrey D. Edwards, MD, MA, MAS, about the article, “Repeated Critical Illness and Unplanned Readmissions Within 1 Year to PICUs,” published in the August 2017 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-343 Patient Diaries in the ICU

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Christina Jones, PhD, RN, about the ICU Patient Diary Network. Dr. Jones discusses the widespread adoption of ICU diaries in the United Kingdom, various models that institutions are using, and the overall positive impact that implementation has had ...

SCCM Pod-339 Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Guideline co-chairs Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FAAN, FCCM, and J. Randall Curtis MD, MPH, about the newly released “Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU.”

SCCM Pod-303 Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Truth About Consequences, Right Care Right Now … and Later

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Maurene A. Harvey, MPH, RN, MCCM, about her upcoming plenary talk, “Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Truth About Consequences, Right Care Right Now … and Later,” which she will present this February at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida.

SCCM Pod-293 Why ICU Clinicians Need to Care about Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, about the article, “Why ICU Clinicians Need to Care about Post-Intensive Care Syndrome,” published in Critical Connections.

SCCM Pod-292 It Takes a Team: Contributions of Each Team Member in a Post-Intensive Syndrome Clinic Model

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with James C. Jackson, Psy.D, and Carla Sevin, MD, about the article, “It Takes a Team: Contributions of Each Team Member in a Post-Intensive Syndrome Clinic Model,” published in Critical Connections.

SCCM Pod-270 Quality of Communication in the ICU and Surrogate’s Understanding of Prognosis*

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Jared Chiarchiaro, MD, about the article, “Quality of Communication in the ICU and Surrogate’s Understanding of Prognosis*,” published in Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-260 44th Critical Care Congress: SCCM Family-Centered Care Award Winner Shares Experience

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, speaks with Keri Nasenbeny, RN, MHA, Assistant Administrator of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Nasenbeny discusses the multidisciplinary approach her group took to create a patient- and family-centered ICU and sh...

SCCM Pod-252 44th Critical Care Congress: Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Compassionate Care

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, speaks with Dorrie K. Fontaine, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Dr. Fontaine shares her insights and discusses “Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Compassionate Care,” which she presented at the 44t...

SCCM Pod-232: Assessing Family Satisfaction using the FS-ICU Instrument in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with David Hwang, MD, about the FS-ICU tool, a well validated survey instrument utilized to assess family satisfaction with ICU care and shared decision-making. He will discuss the data collected from his Neuro ICU as well as his unit’...

SCCM Pod-231: Family Presence: Evidence vs. Emotion

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM speaks with Cathie Guzzetta, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN, about family presence during CPR and invasive procedures.

SCCM Pod-221: Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction in the Surgical ICU

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Matthew Lissauer, MD, FACS, to discuss his surgical intensive care unit’s efforts to improve the care provided to critically ill and injured patients and their families. His efforts were rewarded when his institution received the ...

SCCM Pod-207 PCCM: Attendance During Family-Centered Rounds

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Matthew J. Drago, MD, MBE, lead author on the article “Are Family Characteristics Associated With Attendance at Family Centered Rounds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,” which was published in the February 2013 Pediatric Critical Care...

SCCM Pod-193 CCM: Research Consent Discrepancies Between Patients and Surrogates

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Marc Moss, MD, lead author of an article published in the September Critical Care Medicine, “Surrogate and Patient Discrepancy Regarding Consent for Critical Care Research.”

SCCM Pod-188 CCM: Patient-Centered Critical Care Reconsidered

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Constantine Manthous, MD, who discusses his article published in the August Critical Care Medicine titled “Patient-Centered Critical Care Reconsidered: Ruminations on Bygone Continuity and Fear and Trembling.”

SCCM Pod-181 CCM: Lip-Reading and the Ventilated Patient

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Ellen Cowen Meltzer, MD, MSc, about her article published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-180: Integrating Communication Bundles in the ICU

Former SCCM president Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses communications bundles with podcast editor Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC. Levy was a presenter for the April 26th webcast titled “Integrating the Communication Bundles into your ICU,” which outlined strategies to reduce ...

SCCM Pod-177 CCM: Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, talks with Peter M. Dodek, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FACP, about his article published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, "The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Family Satisfaction in Critical Care."