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Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories

"Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.

Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?

"Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?" was published in the April/May 2018 issue of Critical Connections .  

Teaching High-Value Care to the Future Workforce

"Teaching High-Value Care  to the Future Workforce" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.

Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job

"Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.

SCCM Pod-29 CCM: Rationing in the ICU

Robert Truog, MD, discusses his article in the April 2006 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Rationing in the Intensive Care Unit."

Drug Shortages Alert: Electrolyte Medication Shortages (January 2018)

The Drug Shortage Task Force provides information on the safe and consistent management of drug shortages as well as on additional resources and strategies.  

Drug Shortages Alert: Intravenous (IV) Sodium Bicarbonate (November 2017)

Intravenous (IV) sodium bicarbonate syringes and vials have previously and sporadically been affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. More details can be found here: http://www.ashp.org/shortages. In addition to this brief summary, the...

Drug Shortage Alert: Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation (October 2017)

Medications frequently used for procedural sedation are currently being affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. These alternative medication recommendations can be considered when a drug shortage arises within a particular class of me...

Drug Shortage Alert: Fosphenytoin (October 2017)

This summary provides information in the event of a fosphenytoin shortage and its impact on adult and pediatric patients, providing management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations, and safety considerations. The recommendations provided are based on a combination of ...

Drug Shortage Alert: Web Resources (May 2017)

To formulate and implement alternative plans in the face of drug shortages in the intensive care unit, timely and accurate information on drug supply is critical. Because the status of a drug shortage can change rapidly and information exists in multiple areas, the Society of ...

Drug Shortage Alert: General Considerations (December 2012)

This drug shortage alert is designed to assist the multiprofessional team with implementing a consistent and safe approach to managing drug shortages by highlighting key strategic planning considerations.

Drug Shortage Alert: Intravenous Loop Diuretics (November 2012)

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Drug Shortage Task Force has identified a shortage leading to variable availability of intravenous loop diuretics, including bumetanide, furosemide, and torsemide. The task force has recommended management strategies, outlined alt...

Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care

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

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.

Women in Critical Care Medicine

"Women in Critical Care Medicine" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

Tackling Practice Challenges

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

Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families

"Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

Family Experience in the PICU

"Family Experience in the PICU," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists

"Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.

The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care

"The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.