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Category: Pharmacology

Fuzzy Logic in the Intensive Care Unit

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

Estimated Time: 06:15 min Artificial Intelligence, Critical Connections

SCCM Pod-VCCR8 Ketamine for Refractory Status Epilepticus

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Karen Berger, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP about refractory status epilepticus.

Estimated Time: 33:07 min Ketamine, Neurology

SCCM Pod-VCCR4 Common Sedatives and Paralytics for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Joseph Muench, PharmD, BCPS about airway pharmacology.

Estimated Time: 33:50 min Intubation, Sedation

SCCM Pod-382 Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Benjamin Moses, MD, MS, discuss Dr. Moses' talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled "Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU." They review the opioid crisis and managing addiction in the ICU.

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SCCM Pod-373 Preserving End-Organ Perfusion

Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Laurence W. Busse, MD, MBA, about Dr. Busse’s talk on preserving end-organ perfusion presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Recommendations for Alternative Analgesic and Sedative Agents in the Setting of Drug Shortages

This article was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Critical Connections . 

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May I Have Your Attention, Please? Renewed Focus on Medication Automation

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The medication use process in hospitals is often complex; however, technology and automation have made medication use more efficient and have enhanced safety.

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Clinical Considerations in Managing the IVIG Shortage

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), first approved for use in the 1980s, is an essential treatment used in a wide variety of clinical specialties including neurology, hematology, immunol...

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The Impact of Opioids on the Delivery of Critical Care in the 21st Century

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Opioids impact critical care in multiple ways. Not only do they form the backbone of managing pain and sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU), the burgeoning opioid epidemic also fe...

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Cutting Edge: Vasopressors - Which One(s) Should I Use for These Patients?

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on vasopressors.

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Toxicology and Drug Overdoses

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on toxicology and drug overdoses.

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Sedation and Analgesia: Practical Drug Selection and Pharmacolog

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on sedation and analgesia.

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Drug Shortages: Peripheral Vasopressors: Friend or Foe?

This article was first published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages. Hemodynamic emergencies are common in the critical care arena. Once fluid resuscitation fails ...

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Economic Considerations of Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortage Communication Planning

This article was first published in the August 2016 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: Analgesic Alternatives to Opioid Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the August 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages Committee is a multiprofessional group charged with providing resources to members to help optimally manage drug shortages affecting critically ill and injured patients. Commi...

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Drug Shortages: Rising Drug Costs

This article was first published in the August 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: Standard Medication Concentrations

This article was first published in the February 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: SCCM Participates in National Summit on Drug Shortages

This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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Drug Shortages: A “Basic” Reality: Managing Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetate Shortages

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Drug Shortages column addresses recent events and issues related to drug shortages.

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