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Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that personal protective equipment reduce the odds of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.


Virtual Communication Embedded Bedside ICU Rounds: A Hybrid Rounds Practice Adapted to the Coronavirus Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors found that hybrid rounds employed during pandemic facilitated social distancing while retaining patient-centered multidisciplinary ICU rounds but compromised teaching during rounds.


Editorial: Be Careful and Protect Yourself, It Is in the Air

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss hospital staff safety in the article "Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies" by Chan et al.


Can you discuss post-COVID-19 care for patients who have had prolonged hospitalization?

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 April 14th, 2021


IDSA Resources: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Quality and Patient Safety


Editorial: The Long Road to Normalcy Following Survival From COVID-19–Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine. This editorial accompanies an article by Carenzo et al. entitled “Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Propsective, Case-Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge” and calls for future studies to identify evidence for best practice during treatment of acute phase of infection to mitigate some of the long lasting effects as well as factors to help maximize rehabilitation efforts to help survivors to return to their everyday lives.


CDC Resources: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Quality and Patient Safety.


Hospital Variation in Management and Outcomes of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors describe hospital variation in use of “guideline-based care” for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19.


Implementing the A Element of the ABCDEF bundle

This ICU Liberation presentation compares pain assessment tools, identifies challenges for effective pain assessment, pain prevention, and pain management. Use this to help implement the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Implementing the B Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

The B Element of the ABCDEF Bundle relates to Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials and Spontaneous Breathing Trails. This guide reviews current evidence related to the hazards of deep sedation and the benefits of a coordinated SAT and SBT approach.


Implementing the C Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

Choice of analgesia and sedation offers guidance for a medication regimen for the management of pain and agitation in critically ill adults, consistent with the PAD Guidelines recommendations.


Implementing the D Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

Assess, Prevent, and Manage Delirium: This presentation aims to help implement the D Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Implementing the E component of the ABCDEF Bundle

This guide can help clinicians implement the E Element of the ABCDEF Bundle: Early Mobility. Understand the deficits ICU survivors face and describe the benefits of early mobility in ICU, identify strategies for successful implementation of early mobilization program. 


Implementing the F Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

The F Element of the ABCDEF Bundle addresses patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit (ICU).


ICU Liberation Bundles Chart

The ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundles Chart outlines symptoms, monitoring and care guidance for implementing the ABCDEF Bundles.


MICU Rounding Tool

The MICU rounding tool can help you implement the ABCDEF Bundle.


Provider Rounding Tool

This rounding tool can help you implement the ABCDEF Bundle.


Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle : Teaching Slides

Implement the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle to help reduce delirium, improve pain management, and reduce long-term consequences for adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. This .zip file includes all the teaching slides to implement each element of the ABCDEF Bundle


Rounding in the ICU with the ABCDE Bundle – Part 1

Sutter Health and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation provides two videos that examine incorporation of the ABCDE bundle during multiprofessional rounds in the intensive care unit. 


Rounding in the ICU with the ABCDE Bundle – Part 2

Sutter Health and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation provides two videos that examine incorporation of the ABCDE bundle during multiprofessional rounds in the intensive care unit.