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Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus
Concern over the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is growing. It is vital that those on the frontlines be prepared. This article highlights several strategic goals and special considerations related to caring for a critically ill patient who can transmit a deadly disease to you, your staff, or others in your hospital.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Clinicians Report High Stress in COVID-19 Response
Critical care clinicians are feeling increased personal stress about COVID-19 and are especially worried about infecting loved ones, while also expressing continued concern about personal protective equipment (PPE) and staffing shortages, according to a rapid-cycle survey from SCCM.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, Pandemic


COVID-19 ICU Preparedness Checklist
A simple to use, resource with embedded links to related documents, videos and other tools to help you ensure your ICU readiness.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


A Conceptual and Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events Due to Emerging Infectious Diseases
From Critical Care Explorations. This article addresses health care capacity strains and provides a framework for considering key resources during an acute surge event and an adaptable approach to the most common domains that should be addressed during the preparation for and response to acute surge events.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control


Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement
Natural disasters, industrial accidents , terrorism attacks, and pandemics all have the capacity to result in large numbers of critically ill or injured patients. This supplement provides suggestions for all of those involved in a disaster or pandemic with multiple critically ill patients, including front-line clinicians, hospital administrators, professional societies, and public health or government officials.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-410 COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations
Review neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 and other severe respiratory viral contagions (Robinson C, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0107) with host Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and author Christopher P. Robinson, DO, MS.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Concise Critical Appraisal: Dexamethasone Use in the Treatment of COVID-19
This Concise Critical Appraisal offers a look into the results of the RECOVERY trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which demonstrated that dexamethasone improved mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

Concise Critical Appraisal, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Dexamethasone


A Hybrid Model of Pediatric and Adult Critical Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Surge: The Experience of Two Tertiary Hospitals in London and New York
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this report, the authors describe the hybrid model implemented at institutions in New York and London and discuss shared experiences, pitfalls, challenges, and adjustments required in caring for both young and older patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics


Clinical Challenges in Mechanical Ventilation
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on mechanical ventilation

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Concise Critical Appraisal: Planning and Provision of ECMO for Severe ARDS From COVID-19
This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a Lancet Respiratory Medicine article by Ramanathan et al, which outlines how to plan for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) related to COVID-19. ECMO is a complex therapy usually restricted to specialized centers. World Health Organization guidelines suggest that carefully selected patients with ARDS may benefit. The authors explore how good planning can help during outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.

Appraisal, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Emergency Response, Pandemic


COVID-19: What's Next
This online conference will feature the newest COVID-19 research findings, prominent multiprofessional faculty, guidelines updates, and resources. Join clinicians from around the world, from the convenience of your home or office, to seek evidence-based solutions to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, education, Emergency Response


Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19
This presentation covers acute kidney injury seen in COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

AKI/Renal, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Critical Care Documentation and Billing Update: COVID-19 Pandemic
This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of Critical Connections.

Administration, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Critical Connections


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Configuring the ICU in the COVID-19 Era: Real-World Experience
Because all of us are learning as we go and hungry for insights from other healthcare professionals and facilities that have been treating patients who are critically ill with COVID-19, SCCM has created the report Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians
Access the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Pandemic: Experience From PICUs Across United Kingdom
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors evaluated the prevalence, evolution, and clinical factors associated with acute kidney injury in children admitted to PICUs with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Renal


Critically ill patients with the Middle East respiratory syndrome: A multicenter retrospective cohort study
This Critical Care Medicine aims to describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to compare these features with patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to other etiologies.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Countering COVID-19 Delirium with the ICU Liberation Bundle
The ICU liberation Bundle (formerly known as the A-F bundle) is more important than ever in the COVID-19 era. While the pandemic has changed much inside intensive care units (ICUs), the commitment to provide multiprofessional, high-quality care is unwavering.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, ICU Liberation, Pandemic


Disaster and Emergency Resources
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) responds to disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates to the critical care community. SCCM is responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. This site provides complimentary SCCM resources as well as updates vital to critical care professionals.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II Score as a Predictor of Hospital Mortality in Patients of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, APACHE II score was identified to be an effective clinical tool to predict mortality in COVID-19 patients compared with SOFA score and CURB65 score.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage


Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement
Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. SCCM members Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM; Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP; and Greg S. Martin, MD, MS, FCCM, served on the guidelines development panel.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


COVID-19: What’s Next: A Deeper Dive into Top Sessions
COVID-19: What’s Next, the first-of-its kind virtual conference hosted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), featured the newest research findings, epidemiologic models, and guideline updates for caring for patients with COVID-19 from specialists on the front lines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster


Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patient Selection During Coronavirus Disease 2019: The Value of a Review Panel During Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine. Authors write regarding article by Bohman et al "Approach to Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patient Selection" and note that a formal approach to decision making is key for the appropriate use of this labori ntensive rescue therapy.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO


Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:

  • Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, treatment, and infection-control measures.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of other potential emerging diseases and the related diagnostic tests, treatment, and infection-control measures.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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: Description and Proof of Concept.” 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Critical Care Physician Tapped to Lead COVID-19 Testing Efforts
Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, a prominent critical care physician who has a long history of membership and involvement with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), has been tapped to lead one of the most important missions in the government's COVID-19 response.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Member Stories, Emergency Response


Emergency Resources: COVID-19
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly developing and deploying resources to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response


Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Who Will Live and Who Will Die? Recommendations to Improve Survival
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors discuss the major issues related to ICU triage and try to give recommendations where appropriate but also give different choices for certain issues for countries based on what is best for them.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation, Triage


Lessons learned: Protection of healthcare workers from infectious disease risks
This Critical Care Medicine article summarizes current concepts on preventing occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


How to Maintain Wellness in the COVID-19 Era
Intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians tend to pride themselves on their ability to care for others, even if it is at the expense of taking care of themselves. Some think of this mantra of "others before me" as a badge of honor, according to James C. Jackson, PhD, PsyD, research professor and assistant director of the ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Jackson has a strong message to these clinicians: Now is not the time to dismiss your own needs.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic, Stress, Wellness


After a patient has tested positive for COVID-19, when is the most appropriate time to administer remdesivir to maximize its effectiveness?
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 November 4, 2020.

Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: Knowledge to Date
This Critical Care Medicine article provides a conceptual and clinical review of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
(Crit Care Med 2015; 43:1283-1290)

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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. Hear Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, talk with H. Michael Ushay, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCCM, about the process, challenges with staffing and personal protective equipment, and more.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


ICU Readiness Assessment: We Are Not Prepared for COVID-19
Nearly 5,000 U.S. intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians say that their ICUs are not prepared for the potential onslaught of COVID-19 patients. According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Readiness Assessment, their specific concerns range from shortages of supplies and staff, patient surge and overcrowding, and personal protective equipment.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Readiness Assessment, Pandemic


Age Distribution and Critical Illness Severity of COVID-19
This presentation is an overview of age distribution as it relates to severity in COVID-19 patients.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics


SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Message from the President: COVID-19
Acute inpatient care—and critical care in particular—has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways. Hospital entry screening, reduction or near-elimination of visitation, universal masks, and concerns regarding the supply of beds, medications, personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and ICU team members are chief among the changes. But these are not the only changes that now characterize our daily work and workflow.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Message from the President


Airway Management
Point of Care (PoC) Refresher Training. While current recommendations for respiratory support in COVID-19 support the use of the high-flow nasal cannula for hypoxia, oxygen supplementation strategies vary by institution.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


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, and Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Guidelines, Sepsis


PPE Strategies for the COVID-19 Era
The supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been uncertain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Months into this healthcare crisis, supply chains are unpredictable as reports of shortages continue. Follow these key strategies for managing PPE.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Altered Mental Status: Non-ICU Emergency Cards
This resource details how to assess the altered mental status of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing


SCCM Pod-410 COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations
Review neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 and other severe respiratory viral contagions (Robinson C, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0107) with host Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and author Christopher P. Robinson, DO, MS.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnostics


SCCM and Its Members Rise to the COVID-19 Challenge
There is no doubt we are living in a new world. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging organizations and individuals to react quickly and adapt overnight.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Alternative Analgesic and Sedative Agents in the Setting of Drug Shortages during the COVID19 Pandemic
This resources detail how to manage drug shortages for alternative analgesics and sedagent agents. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Therapies, Triage


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU


SCCM Deploys Supplies and Volunteers to Support ICUs in Need
With hospitals in hardest-hit areas clamoring for clinicians, supplies, and equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCCM has been working with other nonprofits and corporations to answer the hospitals' call for help. SCCM partnered with Direct Relief to send ICU kits that included more than 86,000 units of essential pharmaceuticals to hospitals in New York and South Dakota.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Analgesic, Sedative, and Paralytic Strategies in COVID-19 Patients During Critical Shortages
This presentation provides an overview of strategies for triaging analgesic, sedative, and paralytic agents patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation, Therapies, Triage


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.

Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19


SCCM Experts Weigh in on Latest COVID-19 Treatment Strategies
This article distills some of the challenges and lessons learned in key areas of COVID-19 management: convalescent plasma therapy and strategies for diabetes/hyperglycemia and myocarditis.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Treatments


Anticoagulation guidelines for COVID 19 patients
This resource details anticoagulation guidelines for COVID-19 patients. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, research, Treatment


SCCM Member Provides Remote Disaster Response to Italy
SCCM Member and disaster management expert Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, is helping Italy remotely with their COVID-19 response plans. Dr. Baldisseri shares her knowledge about the situation in Italy and talks about what drives her to respond in times of crisis. 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Member Stories, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Anticoagulation Issues
This presentation covers treating anticoagulation issues seen in COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, guidelines, Infection Control


SCCM Member Volunteers to Care for NYC COVID-19 Patients
SCCM member Gregory Margolin, DO, FCCP, FCCM, will be volunteering in New York City next week. He has been treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 at his hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will continue his efforts by treating patients at the Javits Center, the convention center in Manhattan repurposed for COVID-19 overflow.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Member Stories, Emergency Response


Anticoagulation Issues in COVID-19
This presentation covers anticoagluation issues seen with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Anticoagulation, 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: Description and Proof of Concept" (Han J, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0118).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support


Sharing Data is the Key to Unlocking Remdesivir Challenges
Critical care teams should consider using remdesivir to treat patients with severe acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, but supply of the drug is limited and best practices for maximizing its effectiveness are not completely understood.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response


Antiviral Dosing Modification for Coronavirus Disease 2019–Infected Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Therapy
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors gathered available published resources including physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties and suggest antiviral drug dosing adaptation for coronavirus disease 2019–infected critically ill patients receiving extracorporeal therapy.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Therapies, Virology


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).

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19


United States Resource Availability for COVID-19
With the onset of COVID-19, and the strong possibility of large percentages of the U.S. population being admitted to the hospital and intensive care unit (ICU), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has updated its statistics on critical care resources available in the United States.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response


Antiviral Therapeutics for the Treatment of Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients
This presentation details the proper usage of antivirals when treating COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE


What Critical Care Clinicians Need to Know Today About MIS-C
Clinicians are sharing early findings about an emerging critical illness predominantly affecting school-aged children and young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined criteria, calling it Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, MIS-C, Multisytem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, Pandemic


Approaching delirium in patients with COVID-19
This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the D Element (Delirium) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation


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.

continuous renal replacement therapy, coronavirus, COVID-19, renal replacement therapy


Are clinicians focusing on early intubation and avoiding BiPAP because it is more aerosolizing?
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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Intubation, Supportive Care


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.

coronavirus, COVID-19, infection, procalcitonin


Are patients self-proning and are benefits resulting from it?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care


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.

Coagulopathy, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Are pharmacists well versed in which COVID-19 drugs to use?
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 November 4, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


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. 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis


Are there any data on the use of extracorporeal cytokine adsorbers or blood filters in acute illness?
In this question and answer webcast, attendees had the opportunity to post questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also addressed. Webcast held on June 19, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS): A critical care perspective
This Critical Care Medicine article aims to review the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, diagnosis, and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a critical care perspective.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Are there any differences in standards of care between adult patients and pediatric or adolescent patients?
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 July 8th, 2020.

coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Severe acute respiratory syndrome and critical care medicine: The Toronto experience
The 2003 global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) provided numerous challenges to the delivery of critical care. The Toronto critical care community has learned important lessons from SARS, which will help in preparation for future disease outbreaks.(Crit Care Med 2005; 33[Suppl.]:S53–S60)

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Are there any issues related to the use of diagnostic and interventional radiology that would preclude the performance of certain tests in patients who are COVID-19-positive?
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 November 4, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Scanning


Treating Lethal Infectious Disease in the ICU
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on infectious diseases.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Are there any updates on using steroids to treat patients with COVID-19?
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?
This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?"

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Are you using convalescent plasma in your practice?
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 9, 2020.

Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Are you using steroids, including dexamethasone, in your adult and pediatric practices?
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 9, 2020.

Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19


Are you using typical DVT prophylaxis or something more, such as therapeutic anticoagulation?
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 October 14, 2020.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DVT


Are you using typical DVT prophylaxis or something more, such as therapeutic anticoagulation?
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 October 14, 2020.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


At what saturation levels should a patient be intubated and what strategies can be used to avoid intubation?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


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

AFib, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Available Treatments: Efficacy
This presentation is an overview of efficacy of the available treatments for COVID-19.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Because of COVID-19 transmission by asymptomatic patients, should all clinicians wear N95 masks in hospitals?
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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE


Can chest radiograph findings change the indication for either intubation or extubation?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Scanning, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Can you comment on the use of nebulizers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other diseases that may respond to bronchodilators?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care


Can you discuss basic ICU management for COVID-19 patients in terms of gastrointestinal prophylaxis, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, fluid monitoring, dietary requirements, sedation, and vasopressors?
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 August 12, 2020.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Therapies


Can you discuss coagulability issues?
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 13th, 2020.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Can you discuss pediatric inflammatory conditions?
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 13th, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Can you discuss sedation, nutritional needs, and CPR?
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 13th, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation, Therapies


Can you discuss the psychological needs of the patient and family regarding family involvement and end-of-life issues
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 August 12, 2020.

Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Can you give an update on the current literature on using steroids in the treatment of COVID-19? How are you using this literature in your practice?
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 July 8th, 2020.

coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Can you provide an update on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign: COVID-19 management guidelines?
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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


Can you share your experiences about receiving a lot of patients who were transferred to your hospital for advanced treatment such as mechanical 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 August 12, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Transport


Caring for Critically Ill Adults in PICUs Is Not "Child's Play"
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial by authors that led the Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force and 2014 Task Force for Mass Critical Care.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation, Triage


Caring for Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a PICU: Recommendations by Dual Trained Intensivists
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Although pediatric intensivists are well versed in the care of ARDS from viral pneumonia, the care of an differing aged adult populations presents some unique challenges.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation, Triage


Caring for Critically Ill Children With Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections’ Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors review the current clinical knowledge of coronavirus disease 2019 disease in critically ill children and discuss some specific treatment concepts based mainly on expert opinion based on limited experience and the lack completed controlled trials in children at the time of the paper.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, Pediatrics


Case Report: Acute Limb Ischemia Due to Arterial Thrombosis Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors report a case of peripheral arterial thrombosis associated with COVID-19, resulting in acute limb ischemia of the right lower extremity.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


CDC Guidance for health-worker monitoring regarding COVID-19
This presentation is a review of CDC guidance regarding assessment of risk, monitoring and work restriction decisions for healthcare providers with potential exposure to COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control


Central Venous Confirmation With Point-of-Care Ultrasound
This presentation covers central veneous confirmation with POCUS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ultrasound


Children in Critical Care Due to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection: Experience in a Spanish Hospital
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study aims to describe a series of children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit in Spain, one of the countries severely affected by the coronavirus. disease 2019 (COVID-19).

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19


China/U.S. Panel Discussion on COVID-19
This webcast is an interactive panel discussion on COVID-19 with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and Chinese critical care leaders.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Intubation, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China
From Critical Care Medicine. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is life-saving for respiratory distress; this study was designed to delineate the clinical features of the COVID-19 patients with MV from a national cohort in China.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support


Clinical Features of Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors observed a greater proportion of hospitalized children requiring mechanical ventilation than has been reported to date; they state that older children, African-American or Hispanic children, and males may be at greater risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics


Clinical Outcomes Following Tocilizumab Administration in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the outcomes of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients treated with tocilizumab and factors associated with clinical improvement.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


Clinical Perspectives: The Front Lines
This webinar discusses COVID-19 cases from the front-line at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Recorded on: April 17, 2020

Case Presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Ventilatory Support


Coagulopathy of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine. Recent studies have reported a high incidence of thrombotic events in COVID-19. However, the significance of thromboembolic complications has not been widely appreciated. The purpose of this review is to provide current knowledge of this serious problem.

Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Comparing the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Guidelines
This webcast was an SCCM COVID-19 expert panel discussion comparing the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines with the newly released National Institutes of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies


Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era
This report provides guidance on how to innovate your existing intensive care unit (ICU) or convert other spaces into an ICU to improve workflow, manage capacity, and minimize healthcare professionals’ exposure to COVID-19 based on the evolving experiences from more than a dozen hospitals and their healthcare professionals on the front lines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness


Consensus Statement on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator
COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. This joint society consensus statement provides advice to clinicians considering placing multiple patients on a single mechanical ventilator.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Consideration of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 As Viral Sepsis and Potential Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
From Critical Care Explorations. Supportive treatment and immunomodulators have a critical place in the treatment of severe patients until effective antivirals are developed. Interleukin-6 antagonists, one of the immunomodulating agents, appears to be effective in the treatment of cytokine storm, but some patients continue to have severe lymphopenia and immunosuppression.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis


Convalescent Plasma Therapy in Four Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Case Series
From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors report a series of four critically ill pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure who received coronavirus disease 2019 convalescent plasma as a treatment strategy for severe disease.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Therapies


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

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health


Core Outcomes Set for Trials in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors aimed to establish a core outcomes set for trials in people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019.

Clinical Trials, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Guideline-Driven Care Should Be Our Natural Reflex
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the value of evidence-based, guidelines-driven care in ARDS in patients with COVID-19.
 

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Why the Intensivist Is More Important Than Ever
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the challenges of ARDS in COVID-19 patients.

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children: An Invisible Threat Which We Cannot Ignore
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial in response to Ong et al. article ("A comprehensive narrative review on the impact and implications of COVID-19 in children"), focusing on the management of those most severely affected, as well as providing some practical suggestions for pediatric intensive care clinicians to prepare should COVID-19 become more virulent in children.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Intermediate Care Units: Containing Escalation of ICUs
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors share their view that - for COVID-19 patient - Intermediate Care Units (IMCUs) may be better suited for post-ICU care than ordinary hospital wards.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians
From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019: Harnessing Healthy Fear via Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior
From Critical Care Explorations. This commentary discussed how fear (both rational and irrational) influences application of evidence-based data in the ICU during pandemics.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease in Children
This presentation covers treating COVID-19 in pediatric patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Corticosteroid Responsive Encephalopathy: Prolonged Coma in Patients Late in the Course of Dreadful Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection
From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors describe two cases of prolonged coma after weaning off sedation in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 with rapid neurologic improvement shortly after high-dose corticosteroid regimen.

Case Presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation


COVID Toes and Other Rashes
This presentation cover dermatological conditions seen in COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


COVID-19 and Breastfeeding
This resource covers breastfeeding concerns with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Community Developed, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Nutrition, OB/GYN, Pregnancy


COVID-19 Dashboard: North American Pediatric ICUs
This resource details a pediatric ICU dashboard sample for tracking COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


COVID-19 ICU Update on​ Telegram Messenger
This presentation reviews how clinicians are sharing COVID-19 stories and management information through an online communication tool during the pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19


COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children: A Narrative Review of the Literature
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article the authors review available literature on COVID019 in critically ill children and provide valuable insight into the clinical management of this disease, as well as information on preparedness activities that every PICU should perform.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


COVID-19 Integrating Critical Care Pharmacists into Safe and Effective Care Delivery in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
This interactive webinar focused on key elements of critical care pharmacotherapy and pharmacy operations in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Therapies


COVID-19 Managing Nutrition Support for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients - Held in partnership with ASPEN
This pre-recorded webinar presents an overview of the nutritional management of the critically ill patient with COVID-19 infection and addresses the vital need for nutrition, nutritional requirements, and the appropriate indications and management of enteral and parenteral nutrition in the context of COVID-19 management.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition


COVID-19 Mortality Factors
This presentation discusses the mortality factors regarding COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, Statistics


COVID-19 Pharmacology Debates: Anticoagulant and Immunomodulator Use
This webinar debate will cover immunomodulatory therapies and approaches to anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19. Each debate will be moderated by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Presidents.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


COVID-19 Pharmacology Debates: Management of Delirium, Pain and Sedation
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in their third series of therapeutic debates in the management of COVID-19.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation, Therapies


COVID-19 Pharmacology Debates: Steroid and Antiviral Use in COVID-19 Patients
ASHP and the SCCM teamed up in their second series of therapeutic debates in the management of COVID-19. In the first debate, the content matter experts reviewed the latest literature and debate the use of steroids for treatment of COVID-19.

Antivirals, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Steroids, Therapies


COVID-19 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 1
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies


COVID-19 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


COVID-19 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 3
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


COVID-19 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 4
In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


COVID-19 What We Learned from the Outbreak in Wuhan
During this webcast, Zhiyong Peng, MD, PhD, discussed his personal experiences as he prepared for the original COVID-19 outbreak and led one of the first teams to diagnose and manage COVID-19 patients, as well as lessons learned now that the spread in Wuhan is under control.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Intubation, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


COVID-19: Critical Care Medicine Experts International Summit
The webcast invited China and US critical care medicine top leaders and experts to discuss issues of common concerns in managing the COVID-19 patients in three different sessions, including Mechanical Ventilation, Critical Care Nutrition, and Steroid Therapy.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Nutrition, Sedation, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


COVID-19: What Do We Not Yet Know That We Need To Understand
This joint webinar was moderated by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians Presidents along with an invited expert panel from both societies to address difficult questions regarding managing COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies


Creative Approaches for Early Mobility in Patients with COVID-19
This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the E Element (Early Mobility) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation


Critical Care Clinician Reports on Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a National Survey of 4,875 ICU Providers
This study queried United States (U.S.) ICU clinician perspectives on ICU preparedness and concerns regarding delivering COVID-19 patient care.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Critical Care Documentation and Billing Update: COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges. These challenges have been tempered to some extent by provisions made by the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist with the billing and documentation burden.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Critical Care for Coronavirus Disease 2019: Perspectives From the PICU to the Medical ICU
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors describe the unique perspective of pediatric intensivists caring for critically ill adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series
This webcast series engages a panel of critical care experts who will address questions from non-ICU clinicians caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are encouraged to ask about any related topics at the time of registration or live during the session.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This resource is a patient guide detailing how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in critical illness and intensive care. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health


Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age
This resource details how compassion in healthcare has changed with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Mental Health


Delayed Development of Coronary Artery Dilitation in Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: More Research Needed
From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors describe a pediatric patient with coronavirus disease-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome without robust hyperinflammation and a delayed finding of coronary artery dilatation, which they believe highlights the need for further mechanistic understanding of coronavirus disease-19 disease and subsequent multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children or Kawasaki disease development.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics


Design for Implementation of a System-Level ICU Pandemic Surge Staffing Plan
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors provide a description of the design, dissemination, and implementation of an ICU surge provider staffing algorithm, focusing on physicians, advanced practice providers, and certified registered nurse anesthetists, at a system-wide level.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


Despite limited experience, have you seen a pattern of cardiac injury and sudden cardiac decompensation in patients with COVID-19?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Dexmedetomidine-Associated Hyperpyrexia in Three Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study of three patients, the authors state that their findings suggest that high doses of dexmedetomidine infusion are associated with hyperpyrexia in a seemingly dose-dependent fashion in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019.
 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
Point of Care (PoC) Refresher Training. While current recommendations for respiratory support in COVID-19 support the use of the high-flow nasal cannula for hypoxia, oxygen supplementation strategies vary by institution. Make sure to follow your institution's protocols.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Did you manage any acutely ill patients on the ward with noninvasive ventilation and proning? Did you prone nonintubated patients?
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 August 12, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Disparities in the Use of Corticosteroids for ARDS Caused by COVID-19 by Different Organizations: What Is the Right Answer?
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," discusses the disparities in the use of corticosteriod treatment for ARDS caused by COVID-19 by different organizations. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Disseminated Multifocal Intracerebral Bleeding Events in Three Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation As Rescue Therapy
From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors describe three coronavirus disease 2019 patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome under venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy and tight anticoagulation monitoring presenting a novel pattern of multifocal brain hemorrhage in various degrees in all cerebral and cerebellar lobes.
 

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO


Do ICU patients with COVID-19 require a high amount of sedation or paralysis?
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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Do you have an update on treatment options, such as open and ongoing clinical trials?
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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

Clinical Trials, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Do you have any comments on airway management, instrumentation, or intubation protocols?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Aerosol-Generating Procedures, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support


Do you have any guidance on the use of CT for COVID-19?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Radiology, Scanning


Do you have any recommendations regarding healthcare workers in a COVID-19 ICU with proper PPE who live in the same household with others?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE


Do you recommend calling pharmacy or infectious diseases for patients admitted to the ward with a positive COVID-19 test and some COVID-19 symptoms?
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 November 4, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing


Do you use helmet CPAP?
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 October 14, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care


Do you use proning beds or manual proning?
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 June 10th, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care


Does any laboratory marker correlate well with or predict severity of illness for COVID-19 patients?
In this question and answer webcast, attendees had the opportunity to post questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also addressed. Webcast held on June 19, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing


Does high-flow nasal cannula increase the risk of aerosolization more than a patient coughing?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Supportive Care


Does literature on the peripheral vascular administration of vasoactive drugs apply to children as well as adults?
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 9, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


Does Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicate Coronavirus Disease 2019?
From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors summarize what is known about coronavirus disease 2019 complicated by Aspergillus, introduces coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis as a possible clinical entity, and describes reasons clinical suspicion of Aspergillus is warranted in the critical care setting.
 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virology


Does your hospital use any inflammatory markers besides D-dimer? Would you advocate for any other inflammatory marker? Do you check D-dimer or other markers on admission, daily, or weekly? What is your rationale for your approach?
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 July 8th, 2020.

coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care


ECMO in COVID-19
This presentation is an overview of using ECMO for COVID -19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Hemodynamic Support


Editorial - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Triage Teams: Death by Numbers
From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with Sprung et al. article ("Adult Intensive care unit triage during the COVID-19 pandemic - Who will live and who will die? Recommendations to improve survival"), stating that the concept of the triage committee has disturbing flaws.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage


Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Prediction Modeling: Everything Old Is NEWS Again
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors comment on the article by Liu et al. “Evaluation of the Risk Prediction Tools for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China: A Single-Centered, Retrospective, Observational Study” and note that tools developed for general critical illness can be leveraged for COVID-19 patient care.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Tsunami of Data and a Plethora of Unanswered Questions
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author discusses issues emerging from the study by Bhumbra et al. (Clinical features of critical coronavirus disease 2019 in children) that are worthy of discussion and further exploration, including the predilection for racial minorities, similarities and differences to sepsis, wide expression of clinical disease, and the conundrum of providing family centered care.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Sepsis


Editorial: Dealing With the CARDS of COVID-19
From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with the Mauri et al. article on personalized ventilation for COVID-19 ARDS patients.

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Editorial: Delivering Care From an Unstable Evidence Base: The Evolving Care of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Through the Lens of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the challenges of caring for patients with COVID-19 without evidence to guide them through the lens of high-flow nasal oxygenation and how there have been slow changes for improvement.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the important role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue therapy for patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia associated with severe ARDS.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO


Editorial: Financial Toxicity After Hospitalization; Considerations in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Recovery
rom Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors comment on an article by Hauschildt et al. (Financial Toxicity After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A National Qualitative Cohort Study).

Coronavirus, COVID-19


Editorial: Finding the Right Ethical Framework for PICU Resource Allocation During a Pandemic
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. An editorial in response to an article by Killien et al. on resource "Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage," noting that, although uniform use of the version of PELOD-2 proposed by Killien et al. won’t eliminate all variation from resource allocation strategies, finding any common ground in resource triage schemes is an important first step.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Triage


Editorial: Lessons Learned From the Front Line: Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in China
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors look at the study by Wang et al. (Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China)

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care


Editorial: Pediatric Sepsis in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author reviews ""Perspectives on Pediatric Sepsis in Patients with COVID-19"" from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Pediatric Guidelines Taskforce authors.
 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Sepsis


EEG Changes Associated with COVID-19
An expert panel representing the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) teamed up to discuss cEEG monitoring and implementation of a cEEG program in COVID-19 patients, seizure detection, utility and treatment implications, along with practical considerations.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, EEG


Effects of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in “High Compliance” Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors state their data suggest that a ""higher” positive end-expiratory pressure approach in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 acute respiratory distress syndrome and high compliance improves oxygenation and lung aeration but may result in alveolar hyperinflation and hemodynamic alterations.
 

ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies


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