Content Type: Microlearning
Can chest radiograph findings change the indication for either intubation or extubation?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.
What strategies can be used to start hemodynamically unstable patients on mechanical ventilation?
What strategies can be used to reduce rates of reintubation?
At what saturation levels should a patient be intubated and what strategies can be used to avoid intubation?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of helmet-based ventilation?
What are the latest recommendations regarding the use of bilevel positive airway pressure or continuous positive airway pressure versus early intubation and mechanical ventilation?
What are the benefits of proning protocols and the recommendations for timing of proning?
Does high-flow nasal cannula increase the risk of aerosolization more than a patient coughing?
Can you comment on the use of nebulizers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other diseases that may respond to bronchodilators?
If heated high-flow nasal cannula is not available, can continuous positive airway pressure with nasal pillows be used instead?
Atrial Fibrillation and COVID-19
This presentation covers atrial fibrillation COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
What are the current recommendations for COVID-19 patients undergoing tracheostomy
How should airways be secured when proning intubated patients?
Is there a relationship between the development of sepsis, the development of COVID-19, and subsequent mortality?
What is the best way to handle bed expansion for critical care and reopening shuttered facilities?
What is the recommended role of serial laboratory studies, including troponin, creatin kinase and D-dimer in the management of a hypercoagulable state?
What new drugs are available for COVID-19?
What is the latest research and level of evidence regarding convalescent plasma therapy?
Which ventilator strategies are appropriate for a patient with COVID-19 who is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
How should a COVID-19 patient who is recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome be weaned off the ventilator?