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Comparison of Published Guidelines for the Diagnosis and the Management of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Narrative Review, the authors conclude that clinicians should be prepared for the early identification of patients with suspicious symptoms and prompt treatment should be initiated to avoid catastrophic deterioration. They note that m...

   Estimated Time: 28:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Cancer Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Admitted to the ICU

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, the authors report a large case series and intermediate-term follow-up of cancer patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who were admitted to the ICU. Hospital mortality was 45%; intermediate-term outcome after hospital discha...

   Estimated Time: 22:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Bronchoscopy During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Bronchoscopist’s Perspective

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Commentary, that authors discuss bronchoscopy in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and conclude that bronchoscopy should be strongly considered when clinically indicated.

   Estimated Time: 12:42 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Plasma Exchange in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Single-Center Experience

From Critical Care Explorations . The data in this study provide further evidence for plasma exchange as a novel therapeutic strategy in a subset of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients by potentially reversing the complex coronavirus disease 2019 immunopathology.

   Estimated Time: 25:10 min Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Nurse Leaders’ Top Challenges, Emotional Health, and Areas of Needed Support July 2020 to August 2021

This video from the  American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) discusses new data from this nursing survey indicates access to PPE and the ability to communicate and implement changing policies have improved, while staffing shortages and the emotional health and well...

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19

IDSA Resources: Pediatrics

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Pediatrics

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Vaccines

Psychologic Distress and Quality of Life After ICU Treatment for Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter, Observational Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors found that psychologic distress was common in coronavirus disease 2019 ICU survivors and remained similar until 6 months after hospital discharge.

   Estimated Time: 29:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health, Post COVID-19

Adherence to Lung Protective Ventilation in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Brief Report, the authors sought to test the hypothesis that patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to coronavirus disease 2019, in whom acute respiratory distress syndrome is easily recognized, would be more likely to ...

   Estimated Time: 13:07 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Safety and Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach to Optimize Recovery From Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors examined the safety and feasibility of a multimodal in-person or telehealth treatment program, administered in acute recovery phase for patients surviving critical coronavirus disease 2019. They found that multimoda...

   Estimated Time: 32:14 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

Machine Learning Prediction of Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors aimed compare machine learning algorithms and develop a simple tool for predicting 28-day mortality in ICU patients with coronavirus disease 2019.  

   Estimated Time: 28:58 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Telemedicine

Risk Factors for Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Mortality in Hospitalized Young Adults: An Analysis of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) Coronavirus Disease 2019 Registry

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors found that, among hospitalized young adults, obese males with comorbidities are at higher risk of developing critical illness or dying from coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 32:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Characterization and Outcomes of Hospitalized Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Report From a Multicenter, Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Registry

From Critical Care Medicine . In this observational, multicenter registry of children with coronavirus disease 2019, the authors found that ICU admission was common. Older age, fever, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, and seizure disorder were independently assoc...

   Estimated Time: 33:07 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

Online Letter to the Editor: The Intriguing, Still Undercovered, Clinical Role of Echocardiography in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to an article by  Chotalia et al. entitled “Right ventricular dysfunction and its association with mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome.”

   Estimated Time: 03:16 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Editorial: Bursting at the Seams: Barotrauma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies an article by Belletti et al. entitled “Barotrauma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Undergoing Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Systematic Literature Review.”

   Estimated Time: 09:17 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Defining Potential Therapeutic Targets in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Single-Center Cohort

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, this observational study the authors evaluated whether serum levels of a range of proposed coronavirus disease 2019 therapeutic targets discriminated between patients with mild or severe disease.

   Estimated Time: 23:59 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Online Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease-Induced Blurred Judgment

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to the article by Alhazzani et al. entitled “Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU: First Update.”

   Estimated Time: 3:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

What is the most appropriate broad-spectrum antibiotic for a patient with a superimposed infection while in the hospital 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 August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 01:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

What type of conversation would you have with a patient in the ICU who is not vaccinated and whose family has been exposed 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 August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:34 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Is there any difference between baricitinib and tocilizumab? Would you choose one over the other?

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 August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 00:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

How often do COVID-19 patients have a secondary bacterial infection? What is the role of antibiotics in these patients?

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 August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies