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Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG): Surge Roadmap Slides

The Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG) created Strategies for Managing a Surge in COVID-19 Cases, also referred to as the Surge Roadmap, to provide guidance to the state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) jurisdictions on how to enhance their healthcare capabilities in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases.


Racial Differences in a Detroit, MI, ICU Population of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine  

Contrary to previously held beliefs surrounding the coronavirus 19 pandemic, this study found that, in critically ill patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019, people of color had a lower 28-day mortality than Whites with no difference in hospital mortality, ICU length of stay, or rates of intubation. 


Integral Use of Thromboelastography With Platelet Mapping to Guide Appropriate Treatment, Avoid Complications, and Improve Survival of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Coagulopathy

From Critical Care Explorations

In this study, the authors round that thromboelastography with platelet mapping better characterizes the spectrum of coronavirus disease 2019 coagulation-related abnormalities and may guide more tailored, patient-specific therapies in thostudyse infected with coronavirus disease 2019.


Portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging for ICU Patients

From Critical Care Explorations  

In this case series of patients, the authors found use of portable MRI to be safe, feasible, and led to changes in clinical management based on imaging results.


Readiness for and Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Pediatric Healthcare Providers: The Role of Simulation for Pandemics and Other Disasters

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Early preparation for the training and education of healthcare providers, as well as the continuation or modification of routine medical education programs, is of great importance in times of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic or other public health emergencies; this study aimed to characterize these self-reported efforts by the pediatric simulation community.


A Shot in The Dark: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This webcast is the first in a series of updates that the SCCM will be producing to better educate clinicians as the vaccination efforts continue internationally. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


Emerging Vaccines Overview

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an emerging vaccines overview. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on vaccine implementation. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccination: Logistics, Logistics, Logistics

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an COVID-19 vaccination logistics. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Storage Considerations

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an vaccine storage considerations. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


Nursing Staffing Models: Emergency Contingency Staffing

This is a nursing staffing model for emergency contingencies. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Nursing Staffing Models: ICU Staffing Plan: Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for the ICU. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Nursing Staffing Models: Med-Surg Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for Med-Surg emergency contingencies and crises. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Nursing Staffing Models: DSU (Stepdown) Contingency Staffing Model

This is a nursing staffing model DSU (Stepdown) contingencies. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


Antibiotic Stewardship Crisis during COVID-19

This resource covers antimicrobial stewardship concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


For patients being treated for COVID-19, do you switch back and forth between high-flow nasal cannula and noninvasive ventilation?

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.