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Tag: Resource Allocation

The Difficult Path Ahead: We Hear You and Are Here for You
SCCM released a statement to media imploring the public to rise to the challenge and follow recommended public health measures, such as mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene, avoiding large groups and staying home as much as possible. 

COVID-19, Emergency Response, Mental Health, Resource Allocation


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


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


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


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

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Post COVID-19, PPE, Reinfection, Resource Allocation, Virology


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


Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Rebalancing Risk, Reward, and Autonomy
From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of healthcare professionals performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


Establishing Pharmacy Services in an Alternate Care Site
This presentation discusses how to best organize a pharmacy at an alternate care site. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation


Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG): Surge Roadmap Slides
The Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG) created Strategies for Managing a Surge in COVID-19 Cases, also referred to as the Surge Roadmap, to provide guidance to the state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) jurisdictions on how to enhance their healthcare capabilities in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


How did your institution handle incorporating fellows, residents, and other non-ICU clinicians into a tiered staffing system? Did they care for patients? What do you recommend?
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, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation, Triage


How does an emergency department nurse apply her skills to the ICU when asked to work as an ICU nurse? Does your hospital use any type of tiered staffing? Do you incorporate non-ICU nurses or non-ICU physicians into your ICU staffing?
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, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation


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 was nurse staffing handled at your institution? Did you design a tiered staffing system for ICU nurses or did you use nurses from other departments? What was your experience with the nursing staff?
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, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation


How were non-ICU nurses brought up to speed to care for patients that overflowed from the ICU?
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, Resource Allocation


Letter to the Editor: Breaking Silos: The Team-Based Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Staffing
From Critical Care Explorations

The authors describe experiences and lessons learned at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), one of the largest healthcare delivery systems in the United States, in creating an intercampus leadership teams to combat COVID-19.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


Letter to the Editor: Transforming a PICU Into an Adult ICU During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Meeting Multiple Needs
From Critical Care Explorations. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors describe the process converting half of their 40-bed PICU into a negative-pressure biocontainment ICU dedicated to adult coronavirus disease 2019 patients within a 1,003-bed academic quaternary hospital.

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


Managing Shortages: Principles of Allocation in Crisis Situations
This presentation covers how to ethically manage shortages and resource allocations. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation


Pharmacy MacGyvers: Modifying the Drug-use Process to Maximize Clinician Safety During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
This presentation covers how to modify durg-use during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

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


Ramifications of COVID-19 Pandemic on Pharmacy Daily Workflow
This presentation describes the ramification on daily workflow when working on the frontines during the pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

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


Rapid Transition of a PICU Space and Staff to Adult Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Care
From Critical Care Medicine

The authors describe how a PICU and a PICU care team were incorporated into a hospital-wide ICU care model during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


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, Disaster Preparedness, Pediatrics, PPE, Resource Allocation


Society of Critical Care Medicine Crisis Standard of Care Recommendations for Triaging Critical Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of these recommendations is to provide a transparent, equitable, and consistent approach to allocation of scarce resources during a COVID-19-declared emergency in which crisis standards of care have been implemented.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Triage


Three-Dimensional Printed Ventilators: A Rapid Solution to Coronavirus Disease 2019–Induced Supply-Chain Shortages
From Critical Care Explorations. In this paper, the authors report that three-dimensional printed ventilators, such as "CRISIS," propose a potential solution to increase the available number of vents for the United States and abroad, one that is dynamic and able to absorb the massive influx of hospitalized patients for the foreseeable future.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Ventilatory Support


What advice do you have regarding core skills for the medical surgical nurse, general hospital pharmacist, hospitalist, or emergency physician without dedicated critical care training who will be joining your team to help care for these patients, perhaps
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 December 9, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


What are some strategies for providing care with limited resources?
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, Disaster Preparedness, Resource Allocation, Triage


What are your thoughts about triage for ICU admission, lack of equipment, lack of PPE, and lack of dialysis equipment?
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, Resource Allocation, Triage


What are your thoughts on recycling 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 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.

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


What is the best way to handle bed expansion for critical care and reopening shuttered facilities?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


What is your perspective on personal safety and PPE availability for nurses?
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, PPE, Resource Allocation