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Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Its Association With Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine  In this article, the authors assessed whether right ventricular dilation or systolic impairment is associated with mortality and/or disease severity in invasively ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 28:30 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

What do you think of the concept of silent hypoxia or happy hypoxia?

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 June 9th, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:24 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support

How should a patient be managed who does not look terrible and has oxygen saturation 83% and low blood pressure?

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 June 9th, 2021.

   Estimated Time: 03:10 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Ventilatory Support

Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity-2 Associates With Ventilator Dependence in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors hypothesized that elevated soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 concentrations, a marker of pulmonary epithelial injury, reflects ongoing lung injury in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to coronavirus dise...

   Estimated Time: 10:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Lung Abscess in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A French Monocenter Retrospective Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report that 17 of 119 coronavirus disease 2019 patients (14%) with ventilator-associated pneumonia developed a lung abscess.

   Estimated Time: 12:53 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients on Mechanical Ventilation Should Not Be Arbitrarily Delayed

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies an article by Angel et al. entitled “Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation.”

   Estimated Time: 10:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Editorial: Prone Positioning in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Just Do It!

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies the article by Mathews et al. entitled “STOP-COVID Investigators. Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure.”

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

Early Intubation and Increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mortality: A Propensity Score–Matched Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this observational study, the authors found that iwithin 48 hours of triage, as well as at any time point in the hospital course, was associated with increased mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

   Estimated Time: 21:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

Respiratory Physiology of Prone Positioning With and Without Inhaled Nitric Oxide Across the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Severity Spectrum

From Critical Care Explorations . In this observational study, the authors found that prone positioning improves oxygenation across the acute positive respiratory distress syndrome severity spectrum, irrespective of supine respiratory system compliance, end-expiratory pressur...

   Estimated Time: 23:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

Operationalizing Ethical Guidance for Ventilator Allocation in Minnesota: Saving the Most Lives or Exacerbating Health Disparities?

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, the authors note that the Ventilator Allocation Score can accurately identify patients with high rates of short-term mortality. However, these high mortality patients only represent 27% of all the patients who died, limiting ...

   Estimated Time: 22:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Ventilatory Support

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

Awake Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Without Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Explorations . This is a case report on the use of awake extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a “treatment” for barotrauma due to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in a coronavirus disease 2019 patient, without the need for invasive mechanical ve...

   Estimated Time: 14:50 min Case Presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Ventilatory Support

Development and Validation of ARC, a Model for Anticipating Acute Respiratory Failure in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations . In this predictive modeling report, the authors sought to evaluate factors predictive of clinical progression among coronavirus disease 2019 patients following admission, and whether continuous, automated assessments of patient status may con...

   Estimated Time: 30:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

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

Editorial: Glucocorticoid-Glucocorticoid Receptor Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies an article by Vassiliou et al. entitled “Increased Glucocorticoid Receptor Alpha Expression and Signaling in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients.”

   Estimated Time: 06:49 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: The Long Road to Normalcy Following Survival From COVID-19–Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine . This editorial accompanies an article by Carenzo et al. entitled “Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Propsective, Case-Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge” and ca...

   Estimated Time: 09:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

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

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

A Review of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and COVID-19

Is COVID-19 just atypical acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Multidisciplinary faculty will discuss the research and varying answers to this question in this SCCM webcast. During this webcast faculty covered evidence-based best practices for airway management now that...

   Estimated Time: 1:00:59 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19