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Category: Disaster

The Rural Rapid Response Team

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article describes how embedded Navy teams provided COVID-19 response in small South Texas hospitals.  

Infusion Pumps Outside Patient Rooms: Clinical Considerations and Medication Safety

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article discusses the clinical and safety considerations for using infusion pumps outside of patient rooms in order to help decrease exposure.

Care of the Critically Injured Patient: Trends Expected for 2021 and Beyond

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article covers trends and care of injured patients in the United States during the pandemic as well as a look into possible trends for the future.

Estimated Time: Critical Connections 2021

Hospital Stress, Adaptation, and Resiliency During Respiratory Viral Acute Surge Events

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections . Respiratory viral acute surge events, in which hospitals face stress and capacity strain from an influx of infected patients, range from annual respiratory viral seasons dominated by seasonal ...

SCCM Pod-436 Interventions to Reduce Patient and Clinician COVID-19 Risk

Extubation is a high-risk endeavor in some COVID-19 patients. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Joshua H. Atkins, MD, PhD; Christopher Rassekh, MD; and Ara Chalian, MD, to discuss this topic.

Estimated Time: 30:37

SCCM Pod-427 Severe COVID-19 and Sepsis

Severe COVID-19 infection can be a form of viral sepsis with occasionally concomitant bacterial infection. Explore the definition of sepsis and overlap with case descriptions of patients with severe COVID-19, treatment, and more. 

Estimated Time: 27:01 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

SCCM Pod-423 Coagulopathy in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 is associated with a high prevalence of coagulopathy and venous thromboembolism. Explore what clinicians need to know about this serious problem and how it impacts care delivery.

Estimated Time: 37:30 min Coagulopathy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

SCCM Pod-422 Procalcitonin in COVID-19 and Influenza-Related Secondary Bacterial Infections

Procalcitonin testing on admission seems to be a valuable piece of information for early risk assessment and ruling out bacterial co-infection in COVID-19 patients. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, is joined by Michael Broyles, PharmD, and Eric H. Gluck, MD, to explore this topic.

Estimated Time: 23:16 min coronavirus, COVID-19, infection, procalcitonin

SCCM Pod-421 COVID-19 and Renal Replacement Therapy

The increase in acute kidney injury in COVID-19 patients is resulting in more utilization of renal replacement therapy (RRT) and continuous renal replacement therapy. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM , is joined by Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, to review RRT utilization.

Pandemics Cross Borders: How to Tackle Them From a Global Perspective

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Pandemics Cross Borders.

Estimated Time: Congress, On Demand, Pandemic

Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster

In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supp...

Disaster Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources

When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disast...

SCCM Pod-418 COVID-19 Learning: Conversion of a Children's Hospital to an Adult Hospital

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, USA, quickly converted a children's hospital to an adult COVID-19 hospital.

Estimated Time: 33:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE

SCCM Pod-417 COVID-19-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Clinicians are working to understand and formulate an effective treatment for COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (Marini J. Crit Care Med. 2020 May 13; Epub ahead of print).

Estimated Time: 20:45 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

SCCM Pod-416 COVID-19 Learning: Multiple Patients on a Single Ventilator

In a situation where ventilators are in short supply, multiple patients on a single ventilator could be a strategy of last resort. In this podcast, Arthur S. Slutsky, MD, discusses his article "Personalized Ventilation to Multiple Patients Using a Single Ventilator: Descriptio...

Estimated Time: 22:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

Estimated Time: 27:05 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, guidelines, Infection Control

SCCM Pod-414 COVID-19 VIRUS Registry Aims to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies

Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network's Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study creates a real-time COVID-19 registry of current ICU and hospital care patterns.

Estimated Time: 29:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, research, Treatment

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.

Estimated Time: 36:01 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

SCCM Pod-409 SSC COVID-19 Guidelines

Explore the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Alhazzani W, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar 27; Epub ahead of print) with host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and authors Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, a...

Estimated Time: 23:18 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Guidelines, Sepsis

Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena

Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a y...