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Category: Procedures

Awake Proning with High Flow Nasal Cannula in COVID-19 ARDS

This resource details an the usage of awake proning with high flow nasal cannula in COVID ARDS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 11:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Should BiPAP be used in patients with COVID-19 or should it be avoided? If you decide to intubate a patient, which parameters should be used and what initial ventilatory settings do you recommend?

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: 9:01 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

For COVID-19 patients who are not candidates for mechanical ventilation, which of these patients are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (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: 06:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

How is it determined whether early intubation is a good strategy for a patient?

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: 04:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

At your institution, have you used procalcitonin as a trending marker to aid in the identification of pulmonary infection?

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: 1min 46 secs Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors assess the impact of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation and the risk for healthcare providers.

   Estimated Time: 22:59 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

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...

   Estimated Time: 3:54 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

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 --...

   Estimated Time: 4:49 Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

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

   Estimated Time: 1:57 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

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

   Estimated Time: 1:53 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Which patients should be proned and for how long?

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

   Estimated Time: 2:13 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

In a patient who has COVID-19 respiratory infection and requires intubation, when should the patient be intubated and what is the intubation process?

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

   Estimated Time: 2:22 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

A Case-Control Study of Prone Positioning in Awake and Nonintubated Hospitalized Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors found no significant association with reduced risk of invasive mechanical ventilation or inhospital mortality after adjusting for baseline severity of illness and oxygenation status.

   Estimated Time: 26:20 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

CDC Resources: Pharmacology

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 Pharmacology

Lung Ultrasound and Sonographic Subpleural Consolidation in COVID-19 Pneumonia Correlate with Disease Severity

This is an article that details lung ultrasound and sonographic subpleural consolidation in COVID-19 pneumonia correlated with disease serverity. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 11:55 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ultrasound

Once a patient is intubated and on mechanical ventilation, how do you keep the patient sedated appropriately without reaching extremely high doses of sedatives and narcotics?

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 January 13, 2021.

   Estimated Time: 05:12 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, Sedation

Once you intubate a patient for COVID-19, what is your starting ventilation strategy?

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 January 13, 2021.

   Estimated Time: 04:46 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, Ventilatory Support

How often do you prone nonintubated patients? Are most patients on high-flow or noninvasive support being proned? What schedule is being used to alternate between prone and supine positions? Does the same schedule apply to intubated 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 January 13, 2021.

   Estimated Time: 03:24 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, Proning

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for COVID-19 Pneumonia Patients in the ICU

This is an article that details point of care ultrasound for COVID-19 pneumonia. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 17:11 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ultrasound

Infographic: Multi-organ Point-of-care Ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS4COVID): International Expert Consensus

This is an infographic that details multi-organ point of care ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 3:12 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ultrasound