The Choosing Wisely® campaign has released new videos featuring leaders from across the healthcare spectrum talking about the challenges, opportunities and impact of the Choosing Wisely® campaign.
• Choosing Wisely: Professionalism in Action
• Choosing Wisely in Medical Education
• Choosing Wisely: Inspiring Conversations to Reduce Overuse in Health Care
• Strengthening Health Care Through Professionalism
The Critical Care Societies Collaborative released a list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” during the 43rd Critical Care Congress. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support physicians and patients in making wise choices about their care:
• Don’t order diagnostic tests at regular intervals (such as every day), but rather in response to specific clinical questions.
• Don’t transfuse red blood cells in hemodynamically stable, non-bleeding intensive care unit (ICU) patients with a hemoglobin concentration greater than 7 g/dL.
• Don’t use parenteral nutrition in adequately nourished critically ill patients within the first seven days of an ICU stay.
• Don’t deeply sedate mechanically ventilated patients without a specific indication and without daily attempts to lighten sedation.
• Don’t continue life support for patients at high risk for death or severely impaired functional recovery without offering patients and their families the alternative of care focused entirely on comfort.
The recently revised Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines identify triage in the emergency room as “time zero,” starting the clock on measuring compliance with the bundle elements. This measurement is central to the Campaign’s goals of performance improvement and mortality reduction. When determining patient eligibility for the three- and six-hour bundles, clinicians must understand the rationale for establishing triage as time zero and recognize how to implement the bundles in various scenarios.
During the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) April 23 webcast, The New Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles: From Time Zero to Tomorrow, senior leaders of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign will focus on the revised SSC bundles and the rationale for the changes. Additionally, they will highlight ongoing research efforts that are dependent upon the data from bundle implementation.
This event, part of SCCM’s newest webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.
Register online today. Registration is complimentary for all participants. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.