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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Developing Learning Networks

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides insight on how to develop learning networks and how to plan for spread.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Communication

In this learning session, Jane Taylor, EdD, explores communication strategies a team can engage to spread lessons learned from improvement projects.  

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Scaling Up and Spreading Change

Jane Taylor, Ed.D, provides information on implementation of change and overcoming barriers to spread change.  

Spreading Quality Just in Time: IHI’s Will, Ideas & Execution

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) concepts of will, ideas and execution as a framework for spread of change. She discusses lessons learned from Project Fives Alive!, an IHI quality improvement initiative that seeks to develop, test, a...

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Leadership for Spread

Jane Taylor, EdD, explores the required leadership to spread improvement projects once tested and validated. Specific focus is placed on the Sepsis on the Wards project from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Surviving Sepsis Campaign/Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Spreading a Change  

Jane Taylor, EdD, provides information on how to tell if change is ready to spread and how to evaluate the spread.

ICU Liberation Bundle: The Science Behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families

E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, FCCM, discusses the ICU Liberation Bundle: The Science Behind Liberating ICU Patients and Families. 

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Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care?

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . In critical care, documentation requirements are not spelled out in as much detail as they are for non-critical care, which prompts the question, What do I need to document to support billing ...

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Navigating a Child's Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . A collaborative relationship between parents and the medical team is established and maintained in the vast majority of pediatric cases, particularly when patient-focused, family-centered init...

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Early Identification of Sepsis: The Journey Since the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections.  AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, had a unique opportunity to impact the care provided to patients with sepsis in partnership with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (...

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Building a Case for Tele-Critical Care to Improve Quality

This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Telemedicine in critical care has been intensely watched and widely debated in the literature.

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SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative: Building Teams for Success

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . In 2016, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative, bringing multiprofessional ICU clinicians t...

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Creating a Culture of Caring: An ICU Patient Profile

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The world of Rana Awdish, MD, changed on the last day of her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was 2008, and Dr. Awdish, who was seven...

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The ICU Liberation Bundle: An Emphasis on Nonpharmacologic Interventions

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The ICU Liberation Bundle (formerly the ABCDEF Bundle) represents the blueprint for implementing the ICU liberation initiative within intensive care units (ICUs) around the world that aims to ...

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ICU Capacity Strain: The Need for Standardization of Definitions

"ICU Capacity Strain: The Need for Standardization of Definitions" was published in the June/July 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . There is an increasing appreciation in the medical community that capacity of the intensive care unit (ICU) is a vital issue in regard to pa...

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Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis

"Five Important Things to Know About Pediatric Sepsis" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Sepsis is about ten times less common in pediatric patients than in adults but nonetheless remains an important and potentially devastating publ...

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Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Improving Value, Quality, and Safety in Your ICU with the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . Implementing the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s evidence-based ABCDEF bundle can significantly improve the val...

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Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture

"Letting Kids Be Kids: A Tale of Transforming PICU Immobility Culture" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of  Critical Connections . SCCM’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Liberation Collaborative was comprised of 8 PICU teams who focused on adapting and a...

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Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Pediatric ICU Team Success: Implementing the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the August/September 2018 issue of Critical Connections . The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Pediatric ICU (PICU) Liberation Collaborative worked with hospital teams across t...

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Improving Patient Care Through the ICU Liberation Campaign

"Improving Patient Care Through the ICU Liberation Campaign" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections . ​A a new study (Pun et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:3-14) by the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Collaborative found ...

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