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A Global Solution for Sepsis

This session was presented during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 47th Critical Care Congress. Flavia R. Machado, MD, PhD, discusses the current limitations of our knowledge of sepsis incidence and mortality rates as well as major disparities in sepsis care around the world. She proposes interventions for reducing sepsis incidence and improving sepsis outcomes worldwide.

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A Matter of Life and Death: How States Are Tackling Sepsis as Public Policy

Anthony Fiore, MD, MPH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Chief of the Epidemiology Research and Innovations Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, is featured in a new Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Public Health Review podcast episode, A Matter of Life and Death: How States Are Tackling Sepsis as Public Policy.

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A Potpourri of Pearls for Conundrums in Critical Care: Best Practices Not Addressed in Guidelines

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on best practices not addressed in critical care guidelines.

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Advanced Practitioners and Critical Care for Medicare Patients

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections. The article covers the requirements for coding and billing for Medicare patients. 

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American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy and AMTA can be used as nonpharmacologic treatments for pain for patients, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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An Integrated Approach to ICU Delirium Assessment, Prevention and Management 

Delirium is frequently found in critically ill adults, affecting patient outcomes both during and after the intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

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An Overview of Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
 

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Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias I

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias.

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Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias II

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on Analysis and Therapy of Supraventricular Arrhythmias.

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Anemia in Critical Illness: Beyond Transfusion

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Anemia in Critical Illness.

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Angelica Hale: SCCM ICU Heros Award Winner

ICU Heroes Award Winner Angelica Hale performs When You Believe by Whitney Houston.

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Applying the ICU Liberation Bundle to Critically Ill Children

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections. The aim of this article is to provide pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) practitioners with general guidance on implementation of the ICU Liberation Bundle. 

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Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster

In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals), and space (room to accommodate patients, providers, and equipment).

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Barriers to Early Mobility

Understand the barriers to early mobility in the ICU and solution strategies. Early mobility is the E Bundle of the ABCDEF Bundle.

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Basics: Physics, Modalities, and Image Acquisition

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition
 

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Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle. It can be used for intubated patients and nonintubated patients.

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Behavioral Pain Scale Training Poster

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). This poster helps train clinicians on how to use the BPS Scale for intubated and non-intubated patients. It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.

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Beyond the CLASBI and CAUTI Bundle: How to Get to Zero When Change is Hard

This is a summary of what was discussed in a session at the 48th Critical Care Congress that offered best practices for reducing CLABSI and CAUTI infections.
 

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Big Data Is a Big Deal

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections. Two experts in the field share their perspective ahead of their presentations at the 49th Critical Care Congress.

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Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks

This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.

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