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Healthcare professionals who want to make a job change often do not know how to go about it. Impending job searches seem daunting. Ludwig Lin, MD, was joined by Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM, during SCCM’s 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the dos and don’ts of changing jobs mid-career.
Marilyn Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, was joined by Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCCCP, MCCM, during SCCM’s 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss how the new Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) Committee will engage participants in a variety of didactic and small-group sessions to facilitate their progress as mentors, managers, leaders of trainees, coworkers, critical care teams, volunteers, and future leaders within SCCM.
Before Michael J. Waxman, MBA, MD, FCCM, heads out to teach an FCCS course, he goes into his attic, where his simulation and teaching equipment is stored. He selects what he needs among the mannequins, defibrillators, ventilators, and other supplies, packs it all into his car, and hits the road.
Khorog, the regional capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), sits at an elevation of 2200 meters among the beautiful but rugged and isolated Pamir Mountains, where some people live at elevations of 4000 meters or more. In this resource-limited region, the Soviet-era healthcare system differs markedly from that of the United States.
This Concise Critical Appraisal describes two articles that illuminate the associations among the COVID-19 pandemic, clinician well-being, and burnout—an article on the perceptions of critical care shortages, resource use, and clinician well-being and an article comparing the effects of the pandemic among critical care professions.
Are there bullies in the world of advanced practice providers (APPs)? How is bullying defined in a clinical environment? In this podcast, three APPs from different hospitals debate incivility and workplace culture. They also address interpersonal relationships among APPs, physicians, and nurses.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) will be on full display at the 2022 Critical Care Congress. Congress will feature a number of sessions that delve deep into DEI topics, offering attendees suggestions for providing equitable care for all patients, as well as advocating for themselves and others in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, is of the prominent keynote speakers set to present during the 36th Critical Care Congress. He discusses his presentation, "Pharmaco-Nutrition: A New Emerging Paradigm," and offers insight into his background and accomplishments in critical care.
Patrick Kochanek, MD, FCCM, is one of the prominent keynote speakers set to present during the 36th Critical Care Congress. He discusses his presentation, "Emergency Preservation for Resuscitation: Beyond CPR."
Mitchell Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses a perspectives article published in the October 19, 2006, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, titled "Surviving Sepsis—Practice Guidelines, Marketing Campaigns, and Eli Lilly," which criticizes the campaign and its major funding source, Eli Lilly.
Douglas Willson, MD, discusses an article he published in the July 2006 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "The Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network."
Society of Critical Care Medicine president Mitchell Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses his goals and vision for the Society during his 2009 term.
Society of Critical Care Medicine president Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, discusses her goals and vision for the Society during her 2010 term. As the first pharmacist president of the organization, Jacobi stresses the importance of pharmacists and their role in critical care in addition to outlining various anticipated projects
Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FCCM, discusses acute care surgery, its relation to surgical critical care, and his predictions for the future of acute care surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care.
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, the future of critical care certification, ethics and "making a science of patient safety."
Society of Critical Care Medicine president Carol L. Thompson, PhD, CCRN, ACNP, FCCM, discusses her professional background as a nurse during an engaging conversation that includes the benefits of Society membership, how to get involved, and SCCM’s international impact.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Mitchell P. Fink, MD, FCCM, who is the recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award; he discusses his background in critical care as well as his research endeavors in sepsis in addition to the future of this disease.
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2015 President, Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FCCM.
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, speaks with Keri Nasenbeny, RN, MHA, Assistant Administrator of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Nasenbeny discusses the multidisciplinary approach her group took to create a patient- and family-centered ICU and shares her insights on their ICU Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCM, speaks with Daren K. Heyland, MD, FRCPC, about the article, “The Very Elderly Admitted to ICU: A Quality Finish?*” published in Critical Care Medicine.
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, about the article, “Why ICU Clinicians Need to Care about Post-Intensive Care Syndrome,” published in Critical Connections.
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Maurene A. Harvey, MPH, RN, MCCM, about her upcoming plenary talk, “Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Truth About Consequences, Right Care Right Now … and Later,” which she will present this February at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM. Dr. Kleinpell is Director at the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship and Professor in the College of Nursing at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Patrick Kochanek, MD, MCCM, about his plenary talk at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, entitled “The Brain and Hypothermia: From Aristotle to Targeted Temperature Management, the Good Stuff Keeps Coming Back.”
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Bradford D. Winters, PhD, MD, FCCM, about alarm and alert fatigue in critical care. Alarm fatigue is the desensitization that clinicians experience to frequent alarms, particularly those that do not provide useful clinical information, or false alarms.
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with SCCM President Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, about Dr. Bailey's path to becoming SCCM’s 2019 president and about her goals for SCCM during her term as president.
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Christopher S. Parshuram, MBChB, PhD, discuss clinician moral distress in Canadian pediatric and neonatal intensive care units (Dryden-Palmer,K, et al. Pediatri Crit Care Med. 2020;21(4): 314-323).
In this podcast, host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FSHEA, FCCM, is joined by Samuel K. McGowan, MD, to discuss a systematic review that found significant differences in care and outcomes, including mortality rates, among intensive care unit (ICU) patients of different races.
SCCM has announced the cancelation of the 2022 Critical Care Congress in-person event and the postponement of the virtual event to April 18 through 21, 2022.
As the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) winds down its 50th year, its leadership continues to celebrate the dedication and vision of SCCM members in sustaining its journey.
Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, PhD, and Michelle N. Gong, MD, MS, will present a thought leader session titled “The Future of Critical Care: Artificial Intelligence to Zoom Family Meetings” during the 2022 Critical Care Congress.
Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD, MCCM, a founding member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and one of the earliest pioneers of critical care, died on September 5, 2021. He was 92.
The medical community has faced many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ensuring continued medical education in the face of social distancing guidelines and the increased workloads of faculty and trainees. This Concise Critical Appraisal explores an article published in ATS Scholar that sought to outline distance learning options and develop a practical framework for transitioning content to a virtual platform.
As a bedside nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU), I did not have much understanding of the financial impact my care was having on the patients and my hospital. I have since graduated with a master’s degree in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist and achieved a doctorate of nursing practice. Since moving into an operations role nearly three years ago, I have seen the financial impacts of care to which I had been oblivious for the first part of my career. I ask myself: How do I advocate for the best patient care while balancing costs to ensure a financially healthy organization?
The answer: The ICU Liberation campaign.
Implicit bias is an unconscious negative view of a group of people that can compromise relationships and, in the case of the medical community, stand in the way of good healthcare. Learn how to approach and mitigate implicit bias.
COVID-19: What’s Next, the first-of-its kind virtual conference hosted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), featured the newest research findings, epidemiologic models, and guideline updates for caring for patients with COVID-19 from specialists on the front lines.
Currently, we face extraordinary challenges on a global scale, with multiple crises erupting one after another. Each of them compels us to thoughtfully reexamine the professional and deeply personal aspects of how we work and live within our communities.
Critical care clinicians are feeling increased personal stress about COVID-19 and are especially worried about infecting loved ones, while also expressing continued concern about personal protective equipment (PPE) and staffing shortages, according to a rapid-cycle survey from SCCM.
Read about the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) efforts to seek diversity and inclusion within the critical care profession and SCCM organization.