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Does your hospital use any inflammatory markers besides D-dimer? Would you advocate for any other inflammatory marker? Do you check D-dimer or other markers on admission, daily, or weekly? What is your rationale for your approach?

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 July 8th, 2020.


What are the prospective benefits of proning for COVID-19-associated acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS)? Does proning management for non-COVID-19-associated ARDS differ from that for COVID-19-associated ARDS?

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 July 8th, 2020.


Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This resource is a patient guide detailing how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in critical illness and intensive care. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Alternative Analgesic and Sedative Agents in the Setting of Drug Shortages during the COVID19 Pandemic

This resources detail how to manage drug shortages for alternative analgesics and sedagent agents. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


What is viral load and why are so many health workers getting sick?

This resource details the relationship between viral load and instances of COVID-19 sickness in healthcare workers. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Approaching delirium in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the D Element (Delirium) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Leveraging Tele-Critical Care Capabilities for Clinical Trial Consent

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors share their experience with a patient with severe COVID-19 who was admitted to a clinical trial of an investigational COVID-19 therapeutic using video-telecommunication to obtain informed consent.


Editorial: Lessons Learned From the Front Line: Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in China

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors look at the study by Wang et al. (Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China)


The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on U.S. and Canadian PICUs

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study found that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 have a high frequency of comorbidities, require longer stays, more ventilatory support than usual PICU admissions, suggesting several avenues for further exploration.


Clinical Features of Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors observed a greater proportion of hospitalized children requiring mechanical ventilation than has been reported to date; they state that older children, African-American or Hispanic children, and males may be at greater risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians

From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.


Thromboelastography Profiles of Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors reviewed thromboelastography studies in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 to characterize their coagulation states.


Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the important role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue therapy for patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia associated with severe ARDS.


EEG Changes Associated with COVID-19

An expert panel representing the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) teamed up to discuss cEEG monitoring and implementation of a cEEG program in COVID-19 patients, seizure detection, utility and treatment implications, along with practical considerations.


COVID-19 Pharmacology Debates: Steroid and Antiviral Use in COVID-19 Patients

ASHP and the SCCM teamed up in their second series of therapeutic debates in the management of COVID-19. In the first debate, the content matter experts reviewed the latest literature and debate the use of steroids for treatment of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Pharmacology Debates: Management of Delirium, Pain and Sedation

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in their third series of therapeutic debates in the management of COVID-19.


Renin-Angiotensin System and COVID-19

This presentation is a review of the renin-angiostensin System and COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Intermediate Care Units: Containing Escalation of ICUs

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors share their view that - for COVID-19 patient - Intermediate Care Units (IMCUs) may be better suited for post-ICU care than ordinary hospital wards.


Timing of Intubation and Mortality Among Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Single-Center Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors examined the impact of time to intubation and use of high-flow nasal cannula on clinical outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019.


International Survey to Establish Prioritized Outcomes for Trials in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. The author set out to generate a consensus-based, prioritized list of outcomes for coronavirus disease 2019 trials.