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What is your opinion on management of patients’ health in 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 May 12th, 2021


What is the best approach to acute COVID-19 management in 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 May 12th, 2021


Online Letter to the Editor: Postcoronavirus Disease Chronic Fatigue Is Frequent and Not Only Restricted to Hospitalized Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to a paper by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic,’ in which the authors reported a high-proportion of patients suffering from chronic fatigue 1 month after discharge from hospital for ICU-treated coronavirus disease 2019.


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” 


Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Pandemic Spawning an Infodemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Special Article, the authors make a call for the field of pediatric critical care to “move forward.” They note that, over a short period, some of the best science and resources have been applied to children with COVID-19 or MIS-C, and that now clinicians and scientists have a different objective: to translate what they learn and know into the highest level of care for patients.


Technology and Disasters: The Evolution of the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Invited Foreword, the authors describe the origins, development, and proof-of-concept testing of the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN), a system intended to deliver expertise anywhere needed, at a moment’s notice.


Online Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease-Induced Blurred Judgment

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to the article by Alhazzani et al. entitled “Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU: First Update.”


Defining Potential Therapeutic Targets in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Single-Center Cohort

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, this observational study the authors evaluated whether serum levels of a range of proposed coronavirus disease 2019 therapeutic targets discriminated between patients with mild or severe disease.


Machine Learning Prediction of Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors aimed compare machine learning algorithms and develop a simple tool for predicting 28-day mortality in ICU patients with coronavirus disease 2019.  


Safety and Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach to Optimize Recovery From Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the safety and feasibility of a multimodal in-person or telehealth treatment program, administered in acute recovery phase for patients surviving critical coronavirus disease 2019. They found that multimodal treatment program combining care from an interdisciplinary team in an ICU Recovery Clinic with physical rehabilitation is safe and feasible in patients surviving the ICU for coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory failure.


Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Cancer Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Admitted to the ICU

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors report a large case series and intermediate-term follow-up of cancer patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who were admitted to the ICU. Hospital mortality was 45%; intermediate-term outcome after hospital discharge was favorable.


For permissive hypercapnia, elevated CO2, and pH, how do you adjust the ventilator, circuit, heat and moisture exchanger, tubing, and positioning?

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


Vascular Thrombosis in Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Multicenter Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Clinical Investigation the authors conducted a multicenter study using whole-body CT to examine the prevalence, severity, and nature of vascular complications in coronavirus disease 2019 in comparison with patients with other viral pneumonias.


Supporting Our Community: Well Being, Moral Distress, and Burnout

Erin Strong, BSN, RN, CCRN from the University of Pennsylvania, Amanda Frary, MSN, RN; Sydney O'Brien, RRT and Amber Dewey, RRT from Valleywise Health focus on the bedside experience during the Pandemic.  Karen Korzick, MD from Geisinger Medical Center, discusses how these experiences can lead to moral distress, and place providers at risk for burnout. Closing the discussion, Karen Korzick, MD, Elly Fitzpatrick, DNP, RN, from Thomas Jefferson University, and Greg Martin, MD, from Emory University and current SCCM President, talk about team, unit, and organizational solutions that have been attempted to prevent, combat burnout.

Curriculum Topic: Shared Decision-Making and End-of-Life Care


Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.


SCCM Pod-351 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Lessons Learned

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Charles Hunley, MD, about his talk presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii entitled, “Rapidly Distributing Critical Care Services in Response to a Surge Event with Multiple Casualties.”


SCCM Pod-350 Emergency Preparedness in Healthcare

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Grete Porteous, MD, about emergency preparedness in healthcare and the role of critical care personnel in catastrophic situations.


SCCM Pod-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Chadwick P. Smith, MD, about disaster and mass casualty response strategies in the wake of the Orlando shooting.


SCCM Pod-272 Tragedy in Nepal: Post-Disaster Efforts, Ways to Help

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Laura Hawryluck, MD, FRCPC, about Nepal’s critical care infrastructure and how it has been affected by the April 2015 earthquake.


SCCM Pod-173 PCCM: Pediatric Lessons from Haiti Earthquake

Ericka L. Fink, MD, discusses her latest article published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled "Intensive Care for Infants and Children in Haiti in April 2010."