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Podcast Features SCCM President

In the newly available iCritical Care podcast SCCM Pod-335 SCCM President Ruth Kleinpell Discusses the Year Ahead, Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) President Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, about some of SCCM’s new initiatives, including the PCOR-ICU Collaborative and Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, as well as goals she would like to accomplish during her tenure as president.

Hear more from Dr. Kleinpell about the Society’s focus on research in her latest president’s message and her Critical Connections Live interview about her 2017 Presidential Address from the 46th Critical Care Congress.

Critical Connections Seeks Your Thoughts, Insights and Success Stories

Critical Connections editor, Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, wants to hear from readers with their insights, ideas and success stories centered on several topics to be featured this year. Give us a window into your daily practice by sharing items such as your guideline implementation success stories, your new patient-centered care initiatives or your team’s approach to targeted temperature management.

Submit your contributions on the upcoming topics using these specific eCommunity links: cardiac arrest and targeted temperature management; patient and family outreach and care; implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines; and implementation of the pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines.

Select posts will be shared with the critical care community via the Society’s various communications channels, including upcoming issues of Critical Connections.

Check Out the Latest Issue of Critical Connections

You are encouraged to check out the latest issue of Critical Connections, which centers on team science as it relates to the practice of critical care medicine.

Topics covered include:

Using Teamwork to Improve Patient Outcomes

Assessing Teamwork and Communication in the Health Professions

Can Team Training Save Lives?

The Role of Simulation in Promoting Multidisciplinary Teamwork

Also, read a revised version of Billing Basics: Billing for Critical Care, which clarifies and expands upon information presented in a previous installment.