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Critical Connections

Critical Connections, the critical care industry's only newsmagazine, provides information on cutting-edge topics in critical care useful to the entire multiprofessional team. With features written by and for critical care professionals, updates on SCCM activities and programs, Critical Connections is a vital source of information for the critical care community.

Critical Care Update Digital Newsletter

Critical Care Update is a weekly e-newsletter that provides access to the latest information, trends, and developments in the ever-changing world of critical care. SCCM is excited to offer members a hand-curated selection of relevant news and updates.

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Critical Connections Blog

The Critical Care Community Shares Why It’s “Better Together” at Congress 2023
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2023 Critical Care Congress in San Francisco marked the in-person return of the largest multiprofessional critical care gathering, bringing together thousands of colleagues and experts from around the world. This year’s Congress theme of “Better Together” recognized the meaningful ways in which critical care professionals collaborate with each other and contribute to the communities in which they live and work.
Posted: 2/2/2023 | 0 comments | 2023 Congress

Dr. Glaucomflecken Shares Humor on Social Media and at 2023 Critical Care Congress
Social media star and comedian Dr. Glaucomflecken, aka ophthalmologist William E. Flanary, MD, along with his wife, Kristin Flanary, MA, shared social media insights as well as his experience as an ICU patient during his presentation of the Peter Safar Honorary Lecture, “Wife and Death: Featuring Dr. and Lady Glaucomflecken,” on January 22, 2023, at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2023 Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, California.
Posted: 2/1/2023 | 0 comments | 2023 Congress

Fluid Accumulations and Adverse Outcomes in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients
Is there an association between fluid accumulation (FA) and adverse outcomes in critically ill pediatric patients, and is there a threshold FA associated with these outcomes? This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a retrospective cohort study of PICU patients over a 5-year period that found that FA was common among critically ill mechanically ventilated children within the first 7 days of admittance. Higher FA was associated with adverse outcomes; however; only greater than 20% FA was associated with worse outcomes.
Posted: 2/1/2023 | 0 comments | Concise Critical Appraisal, pediatrics

Early Mobilization During Mechanical Ventilation: Pain With No Gain
Early active mobilization has been shown to mitigate ICU-acquired weakness, reduce disability and, most importantly, reduce mortality. This Concise Critical Appraisal describes a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine about mobilization during mechanical ventilation that reevaluates the effects of sedation minimization and daily physiotherapy on serious adverse events and mortality at 180 days.
Posted: 12/15/2022 | 0 comments | Concise Critical Appraisal, Early Mobility, Mechanical Ventilation

NIH Funds SCCM Discovery Study on the Use of Sepsis Bundles in the Emergency Department
In funding a five-year prospective multicenter study to determine the safest and most effective approach to sepsis intervention, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is recognizing the significant accomplishments of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to improve outcomes in patients with sepsis.
Posted: 12/9/2022 | 0 comments | Discovery, Sepsis

Critical Care Statistics

This guide provides statistics on many of the current issues in critical care in the United States. It is intended to be used as a reference in efforts such as advocacy, public relations, and general education. Learn More

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