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What are some typical presentations of patients with early manifestations of COVID-19? Are there any red flags?

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 May 27th, 2020.

On initial assessment, how do you decide whether a patient should be admitted to the ward or to the ICU?

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 May 27th, 2020.

How should the decision be made as to whether a negative pressure isolation room is needed versus less strict forms of environmental controls?

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 May 27th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 06:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

What is your perspective on personal safety and PPE availability for nurses?

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 May 27th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 04:58 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE, Resource Allocation

Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Universal Preprocedural Testing for the Novel Coronavirus 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this letter to the editor, the authors recommend universal preprocedural testing and other interventions to safeguard healthcare personnel and patients.

   Estimated Time: 08:13 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control

Proposal for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Management

From Critical Care Explorations. During a pandemic, with limited resources, we should provide the safest and most effective care, while protecting caregivers.The authors propose ways to do that.

   Estimated Time: 13:35 min Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19

This presentation covers acute kidney injury seen in COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 07:48 min AKI/Renal, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Should a patient have a negative COVID-19 test before undergoing a tracheostomy?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

   Estimated Time: 01:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Does high-flow nasal cannula increase the risk of aerosolization more than a patient coughing?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

   Estimated Time: 01:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care

Neurologic Manifestations of Severe Respiratory Viral Contagions

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors discuss the neurologic manifestations of severe viral respiratory infections including coronavirus, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, metapneumovirus, and enterovirus.

   Estimated Time: 25:45 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children: A Narrative Review of the Literature

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article the authors review available literature on COVID019 in critically ill children and provide valuable insight into the clinical management of this disease, as well as information on preparedness activities that every PICU sh...

   Estimated Time: 19:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Using the Surviving Sepsis Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidelines - Anything New Yet?

From Critical Care Explorations. A letter to the editor of Critical Care Explorations about SSC COVID-19 Guidelines and the need to update these guideines and others regularly to help universally optimize sepsis care due to COVID-19 and help flatten the briskly rising morbidit...

A Conceptual and Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events Due to Emerging Infectious Diseases

From Critical Care Explorations. This article addresses health care capacity strains and provides a framework for considering key resources during an acute surge event and an adaptable approach to the most common domains that should be addressed during the preparation for and ...

   Estimated Time: 18:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

The Clinical Presentation and Immunology of Viral Pneumonia and Implications for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. This article examines the clinical presentation and important immunology of viral pneumonia with a focus on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019).

   Estimated Time: 14:29 min Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Rationale for Prolonged Corticosteroid Treatment in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors state that inconclusive clinical evidence should not be a reason for abandoning CST in COVID-19-associated ARDS.

   Estimated Time: 14:40 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Potential for Lung Recruitment and Ventilation-Perfusion Mismatch in Patients With the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. Severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 develop the acute respiratory distress syndrome, requiring admission to the ICU. This study aims to describe specific pathophysiological characteristics of acute respiratory distress syndrome from coronaviru...

The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): An International Registry of Coronavirus 2019-Related Critical Illness

From Critical Care Explorations. This article describes the conception and implementation of an intensive care database rapidly developed and designed to meet data analytic needs in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - the multicenter, international Society of C...

   Estimated Time: 07:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

What are your thoughts on COVID-19 transmission and testing?

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 April 15, 2020.

What is recommended regarding the use of personal protective equipment when caring for patients with known or suspected 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 April 15, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 04:45 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

Emerging Data on Co-Infections and Secondary Infections in Patients With COVID-19

This presentation is an overview of the emerging data on co-infections and secondary infections seen with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 11:01 min Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control