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Nursing Staffing Models: Telemetry Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for telemetry contigencies. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


SCCM’s 50th Critical Care Congress: Frontline Nursing: Leadership Lessons From the Battlefield to the COVID-19 Crisis

From SCCM's 50th Critical Care Congress. Elizabeth J. Bridges, CCNS, MSN, PhD, RN, highlights lessons learned in frontline nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they mean for the future of leadership.


Collaboration Between Tele-ICU Programs Has the Potential to Rapidly Increase the Availability of Critical Care Physicians—Our Experience Was During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Nomenclature

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors describe implementing a connected network between two tele-ICU programs to support staffing and rounding during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the United States.


ICU Bed Utilization During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in a Multistate Analysis—March to June 2020

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors examined ICU census trends in relation to ICU bed capacity during the rapid increase in severe coronavirus disease 2019 cases early during the pandemic, and concluded they concluded tha ttheir findings demonstrate the short-term adaptability of U.S. healthcare institutions in redirecting limited resources to accommodate a public health emergency.


Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors characterize emergency responses across hospitals in the United States over time and in the context of local case rates early in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.


Does your institution provide guidelines as to when a patient with COVID-19 needs intensive care? Do these parameters change based on hospital capacity?

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


Existing Crisis Standards of Care Triage Protocols May Not Significantly Differentiate Between Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Who Require Intensive Care

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors sought to determine how several existing crisis standards of care triage protocols would have distinguished between patients with coronavirus disease 2019 requiring intensive care.


What are basic principles of managing patients when they are transferred to the ICU setting?

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


Scarce Resource Allocation in a Pandemic: A Protocol to Promote Equity, Timeliness, and Transparency

From Critical Care Explorations. Drawing on expertise in critical care medicine, bioethics, and political science, the authors propose a decision-making protocol to ensure fairness in the resolution of conflict, timely decision-making, and accountability to improve system response.


Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center

From Critical Care Medicine. In Massachusetts, triage guidelines were designed based on acute illness and chronic life-limiting conditions. In this study, the authors sought to retrospectively validate this protocol to cohorts of critically ill patients from their hospital.


Online Letter to the Editor: Higher Than Expected Severity-Adjusted Mortality in ICU Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Time to Consider the Contributions of Pandemic-Related Transformations in Structure and Process

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Online Letter to the Editor, the author responds to the article by Higgins et al. entitled “Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Patients Have Higher-Than-Expected Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation-Adjusted Mortality and Length of Stay Than Viral Pneumonia ICU Patients.”


What are the first steps when a patient is admitted to the emergency department?

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


When should emergency department physicians admit patients to the ICU and when should they admit patients to the ward?

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


Nurse Leaders’ Top Challenges, Emotional Health, and Areas of Needed Support July 2020 to August 2021

This video from the  American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) discusses new data from this nursing survey indicates access to PPE and the ability to communicate and implement changing policies have improved, while staffing shortages and the emotional health and well-being of nurse leaders have worsened. 


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?

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


The Role of a Statewide Critical Care Coordination Center in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic—and Beyond

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors describe statewide implementation of a critical care coordination center designed to optimize ICU utilization.


Critical Impact: COVID-19: Highlights Session 2

This webinar covers highlights from the Critical Impact: Infrastructure and Workforce course.


Functionality of Scarce Healthcare Resource Triage Teams During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Institutional Simulation Study

From Critical Care Explorations The authors conducted eleven team triage simulations from December 2020 through February 2021. 


Managing Patients With COVID-19 in Resource-Limited Areas

During this webcast, subject matter experts addressed questions on how to manage patients with COVID-19 in a rural location with limited resources, how to treat patients with limited equipment, and how to manage resources when there are bed shortages.


SCCM Pod-VCCR11 Workup, Management, and Critical Sequelae of Burn Injuries

Richard Iuorio, MD speaks with Laura Johnson, MD, and Jim Reilly, MD, about the workup, management, and critical sequelae of burn injuries.