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Tag: Infection Control

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


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


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-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


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


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


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 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


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


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 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: 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


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


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


Emerging Data on Co-Infections and Secondary Infections in Patients With COVID-19
This presentation is an overview of the emerging data on co-infections and secondary infections seen with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


Extended Use of Personal Protective Equipment​ for COVID-19​
This presentation covers how to use PPE long-term during a disaster. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE


How is PPE allocated in your hospital? How are decisions made as to when to reuse it and when to discard it
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. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE, Resource Allocation


How should the decision be made as to whether a negative pressure isolation room is needed versus less strict forms of environmental controls?
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 27th, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors developed additional modifications to the suggested guidelines to further protect providers from unnecessary aerosolization; it illustrates a sample protocol for provider safety during advanced cardiovascular life support in the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Extubation
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors describe a barrier technique during extubation which contained aerosolized particulates into a non-rebreather mask at time of extubation. The authors believe their protocol allows providers to perform extubations while minimizing exposure to aerosolized particles.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care


Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Universal Preprocedural Testing for the Novel Coronavirus 2019
From Critical Care Explorations. In this letter to the editor, the authors recommend universal preprocedural testing and other interventions to safeguard healthcare personnel and patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control


Letter to the Editor: Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors illustrate a proof of concept application of teleguidance to ultrasound-guided bedside procedures as an example of an innovative solution that has been used at their institution to maximize patient and provider safety in the COVID-19 era.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


Nutrition Support for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Disease:​ Top 10 Key Recommendations
This presentation is an overview of proper nutrition recommendations approved by SCCM and ASPEN for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition


Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care
Nutrition recommendations for caring for the critically ill patient with COVID-19. Joint Recommendations from SCCM and ASPEN.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition


Procedures for COVID-19 Cohort Units: Building an Operating Room in a COVID-19 Cohort ICU
This presentation provides procedures for building COVID-19 cohort units. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control


Proper Transport of Patients With COVID-19 From Hospital to Hospital
This presentation is an overview of proper transport procedures of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Transport


Proper Transport of Patients With COVID-19 Within the Hospital
This presentation is an overview of proper transport procedures of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Transport


Proposal for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Management
From Critical Care Explorations. During a pandemic, with limited resources, we should provide the safest and most effective care, while protecting caregivers.The authors propose ways to do that.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


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, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


SCCM/ACEP Presidents' Expert Panel: Unanticipated Consequences of Pandemic Care
This joint webinar was moderated by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Presidents, along with invited experts from both societies, to address difficult questions regarding managing COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Therapies, Triage


Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines (Chinese Translation)
COVID-19 Guideline Resource. SCCM has released its Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 guidelines to manage critically ill adults with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Therapies, Ventilatory Support


Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines: Infection Control & Testing Recommendations Chart
COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource regarding infection control and testing when treating COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Webcast participants were able to learn more about the recommendations included in the guidelines regarding infection control, laboratory diagnosis and specimens, hemodynamic support, ventilatory support

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


Using the Surviving Sepsis Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidelines - Anything New Yet?
From Critical Care Explorations. A letter to the editor of Critical Care Explorations about SSC COVID-19 Guidelines and the need to update these guideines and others regularly to help universally optimize sepsis care due to COVID-19 and help flatten the briskly rising morbidity and mortality curve.

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


Viral Shedding and the Novel 2019 Coronavirus: What Do We Know?
This presentation is an overview of viral shedding consideration and COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Virology


What are your thoughts on COVID-19 transmission and testing?
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 15, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control, Risk of Transmission


What do you consider a high-risk aerosol-generating procedure?
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. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control


What is recommended regarding the use of personal protective equipment when caring for patients with known or suspected COVID-19?
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 15, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE


What is the current evidence for PPE recommendations and what are some of the conservation strategies being used?
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


What is the isolation protocol when patients test negative 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, Infection Control


What is viral load and why are so many health workers getting sick?
This resource details the relationship between viral load and instances of COVID-19 sickness in healthcare workers. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Risk of Transmission, Virology


What is your advice for medical, nursing, and advanced practice provider students who want to continue learning and seeking out opportunities but who are barred from patient care because of the risk of transmission or lack of PPE?
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, Infection Control, PPE


What PPE are your frontline staff currently using: regular masks, N95s, powered air-purifying respirators, hair covers? What are your challenges with PPE?
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


When is a cloth mask, as opposed to a surgical mask, appropriate when dealing with COVID-19 patients or non-aerosol-generating procedures?
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. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE


When PPE resources are scarce, which aspect of PPE is most important for healthcare workers’ protection?
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. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE