COVID-19 Webinar: Preparing Adult Clinicians to Treat Pediatric Patients
As pediatric cases of COVID-19 increase, it is vital to prepare for surges that may overwhelm capacity in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). During this FREE webcast, pediatric critical care experts will address questions related caring for critically ill pediatric patients and steps to prepare for the next pediatric surge. We know children are not little adults. Whether you are practicing in an adult ICU environment or are a non-ICU clinician who may benefit from critical care training, this webcast will prepare you to treat critically ill pediatric patients. Webcast Recorded on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Can you discuss point-of-care ultrasound and its use 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 September 8, 2021
What do you recommend for clinicians who manage patients in the emergency department in need of a critical care bed? How do you suggest a clinician proceed beyond calling the ICU or step-down unit?
Can you comment on any current literature on the use of IV vitamin C, as well as ivermectin?
For permissive hypercapnia, elevated CO2, and pH, how do you adjust the ventilator, circuit, heat and moisture exchanger, tubing, and positioning?
What are reasonable initial ventilator settings? How do you manage FIO2 and PEEP? How much tolerance is there for permissive hypercapnia?
In your experience, how does management differ among pregnant patients?
When monitoring hospitalized COVID-19 patients, both critically ill and noncritically ill, to prevent Stenotrophomonas or other secondary infections or fungal infections, when should prophylactic antibiotics be administered?
If an intubated patient worsens, how would you code a patient in the prone position? When would you consider escalating to venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the current COVID-19 environment?
What are your recommendations for patients on high-flow nasal cannula or noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation who are not adherent with treatment because of anxiety or agitation?
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center gives you access to the latest education.
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