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ABCDEF Bundle and Supportive ICU Practices for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An International Point Prevalence Study

From Critical Care Explorations . This point prevalence study showed low implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with COVID-19.

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Physiologic Improvement in Respiratory Acidosis Using Extracorporeal Co2 Removal With Hemolung Respiratory Assist System in the Management of Severe Respiratory Failure From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this retrospective case series of 29 patients, the authors demonstrated efficacy of extracorporeal Co2 removal using the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System to improve respiratory acidosis in patients with severe hypercapnic respiratory fai...

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Collaboration Between Tele-ICU Programs Has the Potential to Rapidly Increase the Availability of Critical Care Physicians—Our Experience Was During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Nomenclature

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors describe implementing a connected network between two tele-ICU programs to support staffing and rounding during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the United States.

Standard Sedation and Sedation With Isoflurane in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe sedative and analgesic drug utilization in a cohort of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and compare standard sedation with an alternative approach using inhaled isoflurane.

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Virtual Communication Embedded Bedside ICU Rounds: A Hybrid Rounds Practice Adapted to the Coronavirus Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine . In this article, the authors found that hybrid rounds employed during pandemic facilitated social distancing while retaining patient-centered multidisciplinary ICU rounds but compromised teaching during rounds.

Online Letter to the Editor: Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: Shining New Light on Old Questions

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Online Letter to the Editor, the authors comment on an article by Rosano et al. in which it was demonstrated that early tracheostomy can be performed with acceptable safety in the midst of a pandemic and note that the study raises importa...

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Live Tweeting the Discovery of a New Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Syndrome in Children

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors of this Editorial sought to assess the evolving discussion surrounding the naming of a novel pediatric hyperinflammatory syndrome – a condition that showed overlapping features of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome --...

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First and Second Waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Madrid, Spain: Clinical Characteristics and Hematological Risk Factors Associated With Critical/Fatal Illness

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors sought to determine similarities and differences in clinical characteristics between the patients from two waves of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection at the time of hospital admission, as well ...

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Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Medicine In this study, the authors found that in-hospital mortality was lower in mechanically ventilated hypoxemic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 treated with early proning compared with patients whose treatment did not include early proning.

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When should extracorporeal membrane oxygenation be initiated?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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What are some resources for non-ICU clinicians who are interested in learning more about critical illness related to COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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What is the most appropriate ventilation mode for patients with COVID-19 and how long should patients be on that ventilation mode?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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What is the role of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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Which populations should be anticoagulated? What is the procedure for anticoagulation and how long should it take?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021  

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What is the most appropriate treatment for patients (both inpatients and outpatients) who have a positive polymerase chain reaction test but no symptoms?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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When are steroids indicated for COVID-19? What is the appropriate dosage and duration?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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What is the current role of tocilizumab?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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Can children be anticoagulated or only adults?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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Can antiplatelets be administered at the same time as anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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Do you have any comments about patients on  clopidogrel who had COVID-19 and developed ischemic stroke secondary to embolic thrombosis?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021

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