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Category: Disaster

Parallel Pandemics From the Mind of Medicine (Podcast)

This is a podcast series accounting for the parallel pandemics of COVID-19 and clinician burnout, while introducing the story of one undocumented patient who helped to reveal the authentic feelings and values of his healthcare team. With historically high mortality rates in th...

WHO Resource: WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they will be. The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly recommended for pat...

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19

HHS Resource: HHS/ASPR Project ECHO COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

List Serve registration link for upcoming COVID-19 Clinical Rounds and catalog of prior presentations. This initiative supports a series of teleECHO programs that follow the needs of participants based on the trajectory of the pandemic. The aim is to create peer-to-peer learni...

HHS Resource: Federal Response to COVID-19 - Therapeutics Clinical Implementation Guide

HHS Presentation - Topics include: Introduction to COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutics & Product Selection, Tools to Assist in COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutic Selection, Overview of Emergency Use Authorizations, Oral Antiviral Indications and Dosing, Provider and Patient EU...

HHS Resource: COVID-19 Therapeutics Locator

The national map below displays public locations that have received shipments of U.S. Government-procured COVID-19 therapeutics under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority. The locations displayed in the locator have reported stock...

CMS Resource: Coverage of Monoclonal Antibody Products to Treat COVID-19 (Infographic)

Medicare & COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Products: Coverage, Coding, Payment and Billing. Monoclonal antibody products to treat Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) help the body fight the virus or slow the virus’s growth. Medicare beneficiaries have coverage without beneficiary...

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

CDC Resources: Procedures

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Procedures

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Media Training in the Era of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers receive many requests for media appearances and interviews to help inform the public. This training will provide strategies and techniques to increase confidence of providers participating in media communications.

   Estimated Time: 39:19 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

NIH Resource: The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel’s Interim Statement on Patient Prioritization for Outpatient Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Therapies or Preventive Strategies When There Are Logistical or Supply Constraints

The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has recommended several therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in individuals who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19. These anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics are of greatest be...

CDC Resources: Epidemiology-Outcomes

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Epidemiology-Outcomes

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosing Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Critical Care Explorations  The authors found a similar percentage of positive test results in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis, indicating that mini-bronchoalv...

   Estimated Time: 10:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Plasma Soluble CD14 Subtype Levels Are Associated With Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Subjects With Coronavirus Disease 2019

Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors concluded that soluble CD14 subtype levels may have prognostic utility in coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 25:15 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Recognizing Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

From Critical Care Medicine  The authors review the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic era. 

   Estimated Time: 16:06 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations  This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical vent...

   Estimated Time: 31:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People

From Critical Care Explorations  In this observational study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.

   Estimated Time: 25:10 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Caring for Unvaccinated Patients in the ICU: Beyond Frustration, Toward Beneficial Relationships

From Critical Care Explorations   In this essay, the authors propose a number of questions that recognize the existential frustrations critical care professionals experience when carting for unvaccinated patients in the ICU, while also uncovering the ethical obligations that r...

   Estimated Time: 11:17 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Evaluation of Albumin Kinetics in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Compared to Those With Sepsis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations  In this paper, the authors aimed to characterize the kinetics of serum albumin in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 compared with critically ill patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 13:31 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

Immunothrombosis Biomarkers for Distinguishing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients From Noncoronavirus Disease Septic Patients With Pneumonia and for Predicting ICU Mortality

From Critical Care Explorations  This hypothesis-generating study suggests that the pathophysiology of immunothrombosis differs between coronavirus disease 2019 patients and noncoronavirus disease septic patients.

   Estimated Time: 30:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, DVT, Sepsis

Altered Heart Rate Variability Early in ICU Admission Differentiates Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 and All-Cause Sepsis Patients

From Critical Care Explorations  In this descriptive statistical study, heart rate variability measures were found to be statistically different across critically ill patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and distinct from bacterial sepsis.

   Estimated Time: 28:50 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

One-Year Outcomes of Postintensive Care Syndrome in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Single Institutional Study

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors found that Patients who suffered critical illness from coronavirus disease 2019 had a high frequency of postintensive care syndrome after 1 year. 

   Estimated Time: 25:16 min Coronavirus, COVID-19