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Online Letter to the Editor: Reasons for the Overuse of Sedatives and Deep Sedation for Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to an article by Wongtangman et al. entitled “Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019-Related Acute Respir...

   Estimated Time: 02:40 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation, Ventilatory Support

Online Letter to the Editor: The Janus Face of Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Coagulopathy

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor is in response to an article by Doyle et al. entitled “A comparison of thrombosis and hemorrhage rates in patients with severe respiratory failure due to coronavirus disease 2019 and influenza requiring extracorpo...

   Estimated Time: 03:39 min Anticoagulation, ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Online Letter to Editor: Optimal Patient Selection for the Prophylactic Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to an article by Santoro et al. entitled “Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a Multicenter International Prospective Registry (Health Outcome Pr...

   Estimated Time: 01:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Editorial: Do Our Sedation Practices Contribute to Increased Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Wongtangman et al. entitled “Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndr...

   Estimated Time: 10:13 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation

What is your opinion of the benefits of zinc?

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 12th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 0:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

What is your opinion of the benefits of vitamin D?

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 12th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Regarding anticoagulation, in NHS trusts in the UK, COVID-19 routine blood screening includes D-dimer. They perform a lot of CT pulmonary angiography, which are negative for central pulmonary embolism. What do comparable U.S. data show?

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 12th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2:40 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Can you expand on the use of anticoagulation in patients who have been diagnosed 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 May 12th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2:21 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: Do Our Sedation Practices Contribute to Increased Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Wongtangman et al. entitled “Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndr...

   Estimated Time: 10:13 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation

Tocilizumab for the Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia in Critically Ill Patients: Trendy or Tried-and-True?

This resource details an the usage of tocilizumab as a treatment for severe COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 05:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Now that patients are being vaccinated, when ruling out COVID-19 in patients who might have pneumonia or pulmonary embolism, how should their vaccination status be taken into account?

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 14th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 01:29 min Coinfections, Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19

When should furosemide be used in COVID-19 patients? Some COVID-19 patients are presenting with diarrhea rather than respiratory symptoms. Is there any evidence-based treatment for this?

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 14th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 01:46 min Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Can you discuss the use of anticoagulation for blood clot prevention in COVID-19 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 April 14th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 06:38 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Can you discuss sedation strategies for COVID-19 patients who are on mechanical ventilation or ECMO?

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 14th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Ventilatory Support

Interleukin-6 Receptor Antagonists Critically Ill patients with COVID-19 (REMAP-CAP)

This resource details using interleukin-6 receptor antagonists when treating critically Ill patients with COVID-19 (REMAP-CAP). This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 11:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Update on COVID Vaccinations for Pediatric Patients

This resource details vaccinations for pediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 14:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Vaccines

For patients with COVID-19 being treated with intermediate- or full-dose enoxaparin, have anti-Xa levels been checked? If so, have higher-than-expected anti-Xa levels been found?

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 March 10, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2mins 22secs Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Should anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy be used for patients with COVID-19? Should these patients be empirically anticoagulated? How is your institution handling this?

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 March 10, 2021

   Estimated Time: 3mins 59 secs Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Does ketamine help resolve agitation or delirium? Are hallucinations a possible side effect of ketamine?

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 March 10, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2mins 6 secs Coronavirus, COVID-19, Delirium

For patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19, how do you prevent delirium when you cannot provide a sedation vacation or spontaneous breathing trial?

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 March 10, 2021

   Estimated Time: 3mins 2 secs ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation