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Critical Care

In brief: what’s new and notable in critical care

Explore new and notable updates in critical care, including research comparing the effects of phenylephrine and norepinephrine, an investigation into resuscitation quality in the ICU, and a review of the effect of family visitation on psychiatric outcomes. Read updates from the Critical Care Network on the benefits of time-limited trials, hear about recent studies from the authors, and access resources to help your patients prepare for hospitalization.

Critical care resources for patients and clinicians

Clinician education resources to explore

Seizures & Status Epilepticus
INFOGRAPHICS

Seizures & Status Epilepticus

Review data on seizures and status epilepticus as well as an algorithm to consider when treating this common critical condition in the ICU.

Nurse in ICU
E-LEARNING

Integrating NPs & PAs Into Your ICU: Part 1 - Getting Started

Learn more about hiring, retaining, and better utilizing the skills of advanced practice practitioners in both academic and community settings. Don’t miss Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.

COPD Unmet Needs – The Patient Perspective
PLAYER HUB

CC Doc, Help Me Sort It!

Test your knowledge of symptoms, diagnostic strategies, and treatments for a variety of critical care conditions with this fast-paced sorting game.

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Patient education resources to share

The experience of critical illness and a stay in the ICU can be overwhelming for patients and their families. Help patients better prepare for and understand their illness and what will happen during their hospitalization with this information from the CHEST Foundation.

Downloadable guides include guidance on how hospital protocols have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic, definitions of each clinician who may interact with patients during their stay in the ICU, and answers to more important questions patients may have about their hospitalization and treatment.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PREPARING PATIENTS FOR THE ICU »

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Critical care news and notes

Follow the latest critical care news

CRITICAL CARE NETWORK

Time-limited trials of critical care
Learn how time-limited trials can offer a strategy for managing the initiation and termination of aggressive interventions based on patient-guided measures of benefit.

CRITICAL CARE COMMENTARY

ICU telemedicine turns 40
Learn how intensive care telemedicine has evolved since its first described implementation in 1982 and how to integrate telemedicine more widely moving forward.

PODCAST

Resuscitation Quality in the Intensive Care Unit
Hear more insights about trends in adherence to quality metrics for resuscitation in the ICU from the authors of a recent article in the journal CHEST.

ANIMATION

Prevalence and Outcomes of Previously Healthy Patients Hospitalized with Community-Onset Sepsis
Explore the results of a recent study comparing outcomes for previously healthy adults hospitalized with community-onset sepsis compared with patients with prior comorbidities.

Build your critical care expertise with CHEST education

CHEST SEEK™ Education

CHEST SEEK™ Education

Written and peer reviewed by renowned experts in the critical care, pulmonary, and sleep medicine fields, the online CHEST SEEK Library and print publications include case-based questions and detailed rationales to stimulate and challenge your clinical thought process; help you prepare for certification or recertification exams; and allow you to obtain CME credit, MOC points, and CE hours.


CHEST SEEK LIBRARY

NEW | Test your knowledge with 150 newly added critical care questions, including multiple case-based questions on acid-base disorders, cerebrovascular disease, and mechanical ventilation.

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