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Physician Preparedness Survey

Society of Critical Care Medicine member physicians are encouraged to take a brief survey on physician preparedness for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). This survey is being sponsored by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) to gather information from physicians on their plans to participate in these incentive programs.

This survey will remain open for the next few weeks. This is a short survey that will take less than five minutes of your time. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Survey

The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) is launching an initiative to solicit exemplars from national scientific societies on the types of patient- and family-centered care/engagement practices being implemented worldwide. A growing number of studies are addressing patient-centered care and strategies to engage family members to promote best outcomes for critically ill patients. However, the degree to which these practices are being implemented worldwide is not known.

The survey “Patient and Family Centered Care in the ICU: Worldwide Exemplars” is being launched to obtain information on a global scale. The information provided will be useful to inform the global critical care community of current initiatives and strategies, and potential barriers to implementing patient-centered outcomes research and family-centered care/engagement to enhance intensive care unit care delivery.

Survey: Management of Death by Neurologic Criteria in Pediatric Patients

You are encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by a team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and NYU Langone Medical Center that addresses management of death by neurologic criteria (brain death) in pediatric patients. The goals of this survey are to learn about the views and experiences of pediatric intensivists with management of death by neurologic criteria.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Matthew Kirschen, MD, at kirschenm@email.chop.edu.

Survey: Determining Pediatric Palliative Care Practices in the United States

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is conducting a national research study of pediatric hematologists/oncologists and pediatric intensive care physicians. As you know, pediatric palliative care has become a “hot topic” recently and there is an increasing demand for hospitals to provide these services. In order to provide the best care and the best education for trainees, we need to truly understand what the current state of pediatric palliative care is.

The goals of the survey are:

  • To define current trends in pediatric palliative care education and clinical care
  • To understand the factors that inform these trends
  • To identify areas for improvement and growth locally and nationally

In order to meet these goals, your help is needed. Please consider taking a 10-minute online survey. After the data is analyzed, the results will be shared with those who participated in the research.

If you have any questions, you may email the study chairs, Rina Meyer, MD, and Laura Czulada, DO, at rina.meyer@stonybrookmedicine.edu or laura.czulada@stonybrookmedicine.edu, respectively.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Survey: Evaluating the Approach to Fever in the Intensive Care Unit

You are encouraged to participate in a survey evaluating the approach to fever in the intensive care unit (ICU). This survey is being conducted by a pulmonary critical care fellow and surgical intensivist at the University of Minnesota.

Fever in the ICU is sometimes controlled by medication or physical means to improve outcomes and the comfort of febrile patients. However, fever is ill defined, and fever control is not standardized. The objective of the study related to this survey is to examine how healthcare providers from different specialties approach fever in ICU patients.

It will take you five to 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board has reviewed and approved this questionnaire and research study.

Your response is greatly appreciated.

Participate in Survey on Moral Responsibilities in Critical Care

You are encouraged to participate in a survey that is part of a groundbreaking exploratory study centered on moral responsibilities of patient care in the intensive care unit. Specifically, the study explores the types of clinical situations that often become ethically difficult and physicians’ and nurses’ perspectives on moral responsibilities inherent in their professional identities. The results will provide information for developing interprofessional ethics education and fostering early, collaborative intervention guidelines.

To be eligible for this survey, you must currently be a licensed physician or registered nurse who works in critical care at an acute care facility. Nurses who belong to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses have also been invited to participate. This study is being conducted by researchers from the UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center and UCLA School of Nursing.

If you would like to participate, the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Clicking on the above survey link will take you to an anonymous and secure survey website with additional study information.

Participation is voluntary. Clicking on the survey link signals your consent to participate in this research. You can choose which questions to answer or you can withdraw at any time. Your participation concludes when you submit the survey.

If you have questions, please contact Katherine Brown-Saltzman at brownsaltzman@mednet.ucla.edu or Carol Pavlish at cpavlish@sonnet.ucla.edu.
Thank you for your consideration and for the important work you do.

Reminder: Participate in International Survey on CLABSI

You are invited to participate in an international survey on the prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in intensive care units.

This survey was created by a team from the Healthcare Associated Infections Unit, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Belgium, in collaboration with the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, part of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The Society of Critical Care Medicine joins the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine in distributing this survey.

This survey seeks to document knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding CLABSI prevention in intensive care units worldwide. The team conducting this survey recently carried out a similar survey on prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, which gathered replies from 61 countries.

The survey is aimed at medical doctors and nurses working in intensive care units worldwide. It is provided in 10 languages for ease of use by respondents. The survey is short and can be completed in 10 minutes.


Participate in Survey on Ethics Issues

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is conducting a survey as part of a research project to identify the types and frequency of ethics issues experienced by critical care providers. The survey questions center on those issues encountered in daily practice. SCCM members are invited to participate.

The online survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be confidential, and no identifying information (such as your name, email address or IP address) will be collected. Participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time.

Be certain to disable any pop-up blocker on your browser as you take the survey. Your assistance in completing the survey prior to the July 17 deadline is greatly appreciated.

The results will be used to inform education programming and for scholarly purposes. If you have any questions, please contact Prasad Abraham, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, of Grady Health System at pabraham@gmh.edu.

New Edition of Compensation of Critical Care Professionals Available

The third edition of Compensation of Critical Care Professionals is now available. This resource is invaluable for critical care providers needing to benchmark compensation packages. Available in a free download, this edition  presents results and comparison data divided out by profession from a 2013 survey of critical care professionals conducted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Employees can use the information to compare salaries, benefits and working conditions of critical care professionals across the country. Employers can access and review valuable information to help them formulate competitive compensation packages to meet the increasing demands of critical care personnel.

Compensation of Critical Care Professionals, Third Edition, is available to download for free in the SCCM store.