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August 2020

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Clinicians Report Ventilator Shortages
Clinicians responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced shortages of mechanical ventilators, according to a rapid-cycle survey distributed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Survey respondents reported having to secure additional ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile or other sources, such as private suppliers. A small percentage even said they declined care because they did not have enough ventilators or placed two patients on one ventilator.
 
Posted: 8/28/2020 | 0 comments |
Concise Critical Appraisal: Early Use of Tranexamic Acid in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeds
This Concise Critical Appraisal offers a deep dive into the HALT-IT trial, which investigated whether early use of tranexamic acid to treat acute severe gastrointestinal bleeds would reduce overall mortality while limiting the burden of thromboembolic events.
Posted: 8/12/2020 | 0 comments |