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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines Supplement: Work Tools for Guideline Implementation

SCCM Family-Centered Care Guidelines Supplement: Work Tools for Guideline Implementation

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Gap Analysis Tool - Identification of Your ICU's Practice Differences

The Gap Analysis Tool is meant to help those implementing the Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU. The tool will help clinicians rapidly develop a bundle of recommendations tailored to the needs of a specific intensive care unit (ICU).

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Chat with the Editor: ICU Risk Scores Perform Well as 'Continuous Markers' of Illness Severity

Critical Care Medicine Editor-in-Chief Tim Buchman, MD, PhD, MCCM, talks with the author of a late breaking article released during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

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SCCM President: An Interview with Dr. Zimmerman

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2018 President discusses his background and his passion for Less is More during the 47th Critical Care Congress.

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Pediatric ICU Liberation: Collaborative Members Share Their Success

ICU Liberation leaders Matthew Aldrich, MD and John Lin talk with Pediatric ICU Liberation Collaborative participants Yu Kawa and Grace Arteaga. Both submitted abstracts to the 47th Critical Care Congress highlighting their success with the ICU Liberation initiative and implem...

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Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU aim to provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize the support of the family of critically ill patients in the ICU. These guidelines identify the evidence base for best practices fo...

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Safe Medication Use in the ICU

Clinical Practice Guideline: Safe Medication Use in the ICU  provides ICU clinicians with evidence-based guidance on safe medication use practices for the critically ill. Crit Care Med 2017; 45(9):e877-e915

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Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU, known as the PADIS Guidelines, are an update to the 2013 Pain, Agitation, Delirium Guidelines.

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Implementation Challenges of Clinical Practice Guidelines

"Implementation Challenges of Clinical Practice Guidelines" was published in the February/March 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

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Tackling Practice Challenges

"Tackling Practice Challenges" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

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Socioeconomic Status and Advance Care Planning in the ICU

"Socioeconomic Status and Advance Care Planning in the ICU" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

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Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care

"Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

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SCCM Pod-100 Peter J. Pronovost Looks to the Future of Patient Safety

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses patient safety research and future efforts to reduce infections in the intensive care unit in this special 100th episode of the iCritical Care Podcasts.

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SCCM Pod-144 Message from the 2011 President

Society of Critical Care Medicine president Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM, discusses her professional background and research interests during an engaging conversation that touches on cutting-edge topics, including quality of life after a stay in the intensive care unit, t...

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SCCM Pod-162 Healthcare Quality: How Did We Get Here?

Kristine Lombardozzi, MD, FCCM, discusses her article published in the August Critical Connections titled, “Understanding the Evolution of Our National Healthcare Quality Improvement Process,” which outlines the origins and history of healthcare quality that brought us to wher...

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SCCM Pod-183: Healthcare in the 21st Century

Robert M. Pearl, MD, discusses the state of U.S. medicine as well as the importance of information technology and the future of healthcare reform with podcast editor Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC.

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SCCM Pod-184 PCCM: Health-Related Outcomes in Children

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, associate podcast editor, speaks with Nana Coleman, MD, EdM, about her editorial published in the July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Health-Related Outcomes in Children After Critical Illness.”

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SCCM Pod-198 CCM: Cost Savings and Quality Improvement

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Amay Parikh, MD, MBA, MS, lead author on an article published in the October Critical Care Medicine, “Quality Improvement and Cost Savings After Implementation of the Leapfrog Intensive Care Unit Physician Staffing Standard at a C...

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SCCM Pod-204 CCM: Surveillance Definitions for VAP

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, about his article, “Objective Surveillance Definitions for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia,” published in the December issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-234: Pediatric Intensive Care in South Africa: Making Optimum Use of Limited Resources

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Andrew Argent, MD, about his article published in the January Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Pediatric Intensive Care in South Africa: Making Optimum Use of Limited Resources at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.”

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