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Which Corticosteroid Is Preferred?

Steve Pastores, MD, co-author of the Critical Care Explorations article "Rationale for Prolonged Corticosteroid Treatment in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019," answers question regarding the use of corticosteriod treatment for ARDS caused by COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Clinical Distancing and Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this commentary, the authors provide specific recommendations for the rapid implementation of clinical distancing techniques.


The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): An International Registry of Coronavirus 2019-Related Critical Illness

From Critical Care Explorations. This article describes the conception and implementation of an intensive care database rapidly developed and designed to meet data analytic needs in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - the multicenter, international Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Network Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study.


The Clinical Presentation and Immunology of Viral Pneumonia and Implications for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. This article examines the clinical presentation and important immunology of viral pneumonia with a focus on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019).


Misinformation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: How Knowledge Emerges From Noise

From Critical Care Explorations. This review summaries the many potential sources of information that clinicians turn to during pandemic illness, the challenges associated with performing methodologically sound research in this setting and potential approaching to conducting well done research during a health crisis.


SCCM Pod-412 COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children

Gain valuable insight on the clinical management of COVID-19 and its relevance to the pediatric critical care provider (Ong J, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 7; Epub ahead of print) with host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, and Jacqueline Ong, MB BChir, MMed (Paeds), MRCPCH.


SCCM Pod-413 COVID-19 Fact Versus Science Fiction

Explore the need for randomized COVID-19 clinical trials and the difficulties and potential consequences of misinformation (Ingraham N, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0108) with host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, and Nicholas E. Ingraham, MD.


Coping with Uncertainty: What to Do When You Don’t Know What's Next

In a follow-up to the April 7, 2020 webinar on Managing Mental Health During the COVID Crisis, Dr. Jim Jackson and Dr. Megan Hosey discussed the uncertainty of the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to cope with the ambiguity of the duration and severity of the situation. Recorded on: Tuesday, May 5, 2020


What are some general recommendation for noninvasive ventilation for moderate respiratory distress (not acute respiratory distress syndrome)?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


Can you discuss the range and ceiling of permissive hypercapnia?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


How should a COVID-19 patient who is recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome be weaned off the ventilator?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


Which ventilator strategies are appropriate for a patient with COVID-19 who is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


What new drugs are available for COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


What is the best way to handle bed expansion for critical care and reopening shuttered facilities?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


Is there a relationship between the development of sepsis, the development of COVID-19, and subsequent mortality?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


Atrial Fibrillation and COVID-19

This presentation covers atrial fibrillation COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


What are the benefits of proning protocols and the recommendations for timing of proning?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


What strategies can be used to start hemodynamically unstable patients on mechanical ventilation?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


What is the standard of care for the timing of a tracheostomy?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


How long should patients be kept on noninvasive ventilation?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.