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

Explore new and notable updates in critical care, including research into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on intensivists’ well-being, positive stimulation for medically sedated patients, and hematology emergencies in adults. Read updates from the Critical Care Network in the CHEST Physician® publication, hear about recent research from the authors, and access resources to help your patients prepare for hospitalization.

Must-reads and more in CHEST® journal


Have Rates of Frailty, Disability, Multimorbidty, and Dementia in Older Adults Admitted to the ICU Changed Over Time?
VISUAL ABSTRACT

This visual abstract explores trends in geriatric conditions, including dementia, frailty, and multimorbidity, among older adults admitted to the ICU to better understand how preexisting conditions have changed in this population over time.

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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.

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Critical care news and notes

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CRITICAL CARE COMMENTARY

Addressing racial bias in pulse oximetry
Research suggests that pulse oximeters do not accurately measure blood oxygen levels in Black patients. Review data highlighting this issue and recommendations for ensuring effective care for all patients.

PODCAST

Targeted Temperature Management After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Is targeted temperature management beneficial for patients who have experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest? Hear insights from the authors of a recent study exploring this question.

CHEST PHYSICAN

SEP-1 measure saves lives, let’s not debate!
Controversy has long surrounded the implementation of the SEP-1 measure. Read an argument for the validity of the measure—and the importance of its continued use.

PRESS RELEASE

SEP-1 protocol to manage severe sepsis and septic shock
Read the letter submitted by CHEST and the Society for Critical Care Medicine expressing continued support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ SEP-1 measure.

CRITICAL CARE COMMENTARY

Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema: The many faces of COVID-19 ARDS
Explore the many manifestations of ARDS in patients with COVID-19 and the research into why such complications are so common in this population.

CHEST PHYSICIAN

Discussing code status with families of critically ill patients
Discussing code status can be complex and emotional. Ensure these conversations are as concise and compassionate as possible with tips from the Critical Care Network.

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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