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Collaboration Between Tele-ICU Programs Has the Potential to Rapidly Increase the Availability of Critical Care Physicians—Our Experience Was During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Nomenclature

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors describe implementing a connected network between two tele-ICU programs to support staffing and rounding during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the United States.


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.


Comparison of Circulating Immune Cells Profiles and Kinetics Between Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Bacterial Sepsis

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this article the authors present a longitudinal analysis of the immune response in coronavirus disease 2019 patients, its correlation with outcome, and comparison between severe coronavirus disease 2019 patients and septic patients. They conclude that severe coronavirus disease 2019 is associated with a unique immune profile as compared with sepsis. Several immune features are associated with outcome and suggest that immune monitoring of coronavirus disease 2019 might be helpful for patient management.


Comparison of Published Guidelines for the Diagnosis and the Management of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

From Critical Care Explorations. In this Narrative Review, the authors conclude that clinicians should be prepared for the early identification of patients with suspicious symptoms and prompt treatment should be initiated to avoid catastrophic deterioration. They note that major societal guidelines provide useful recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Core Outcome Measures for Trials in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Respiratory Failure, Multiorgan Failure, Shortness of Breath, and Recovery

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to establish the core outcome measures for respiratory failure, multiple organ failure, shortness of breath, recovery, and mortality for trials in coronavirus disease 2019.


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.


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.
 


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.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 as Cause of Viral Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors report that that majority of coronavirus disease 2019 patients hospitalized in the ICU meet Sepsis-3 criteria and present infection-associated organ dysfunction. 


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Calls for Predictive Analytics Monitoring—A New Kind of Illness Scoring System

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors believe that current illness severity scoring systems, which usually update only when clinicians measure vital signs or laboratory values, are poorly suited for early detection of this kind of rapid clinical deterioration, and therefore propose that continuous predictive analytics monitoring, a new approach to bedside management, is more useful.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Patients Have Higher-Than-Expected Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation–Adjusted Mortality and Length of Stay Than Viral Pneumonia ICU Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors compared APACHE-IV–adjusted mortality and length of stay outcomes of adult ICU patients who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 with patients admitted to ICU with other viral pneumonias.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Immediately Increases Burnout Symptoms in ICU Professionals

Fron Critical Care Medicine. This study shows that overburdening of ICU professionals during an extended period of time leads to symptoms of burnout. 


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 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 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 Disease 2019 Policy Restricting Family Presence May Have Delayed End-of-Life Decisions for Critically Ill Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors investigate if a restrictive visitor policy inadvertently lengthened the decision making process for dying inpatients without coronavirus disease 2019.


Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Pandemic Spawning an Infodemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Special Article, the authors make a call for the field of pediatric critical care to “move forward.” They note that, over a short period, some of the best science and resources have been applied to children with COVID-19 or MIS-C, and that now clinicians and scientists have a different objective: to translate what they learn and know into the highest level of care for patients.


Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Pandemic Spawning an Infodemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Special Article, the authors make a call for the field of pediatric critical care to “move forward.” They note that, over a short period, some of the best science and resources have been applied to children with COVID-19 or MIS-C, and that now clinicians and scientists have a different objective: to translate what they learn and know into the highest level of care for patients.


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 Disease 2019–Associated PICU Admissions: A Report From the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Network Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study delineates significant clinically relevant differences in presentation, explanatory factors, and outcomes among children admitted to PICU with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2–related illness stratified by multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.


Coronavirus Disease in Children

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


Correlation of Respiratory Physiologic Parameters in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors report simultaneously measured respiratory parameters (static lung compliance, alveolar dead space ventilation, and shunt fraction) in 14 patients with advanced coronavirus disease 2019-related acute respiratory distress syndrome.


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.


COVID Toes and Other Rashes

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


COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

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


COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Management Considerations

This resource details COVID-19 and pregnancy management.

This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


COVID-19 Mortality Factors

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


COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons - Infographic

This inforgraphic details some of the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented virtually
at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress; January 31, 2021.


COVID-19 Persistent and Recurrent Symptoms

Viral Shedding and complications with data interpretations; Case presentation from Concord Hospital - Laconia. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: Infectious Complications & Management of COVID-19 Infection / Nosocomial


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.


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.


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.


COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant Individuals​

This resource details vaccinating pregnant patients for COVID-19.

This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


COVID-19 Vaccination: Logistics, Logistics, Logistics

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an COVID-19 vaccination logistics. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on vaccine implementation. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Storage Considerations

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an vaccine storage considerations. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


COVID-19 Webinar: Preparing Adult Clinicians to Treat Pediatric Patients

As pediatric cases of COVID-19 increase, it is vital to prepare for surges that may overwhelm capacity in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). During this FREE webcast, pediatric critical care experts will address questions related caring for critically ill pediatric patients and steps to prepare for the next pediatric surge. We know children are not little adults. Whether you are practicing in an adult ICU environment or are a non-ICU clinician who may benefit from critical care training, this webcast will prepare you to treat critically ill pediatric patients. Webcast Recorded on Wednesday, September 22, 2021


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Critical Ethics: How to Balance Patient Autonomy With Fairness When Patients Refuse Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing

From Critical Care Explorations. In this review articles, the authors set out to identify the most ethical way a given healthcare system may respond to a patient’s refusal to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 testing.


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.


Cytokine Storm and ARDS - Comparison of Corticosteroid Dosing Strategies

This resource details how to manage cytokine storm and ARDS by comparing corticosteriod dosing strategies for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


D-dimer and Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine.  In a large multicenter cohort study of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019, the authors found higher D-dimer levels were independently associated with a greater risk of death.


De Novo Renal Failure and Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine 

The authors found that respiratory failure conveys significant mortality risk in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and survival with concomitant renal failure is rare.


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.


Defining Potential Therapeutic Targets in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Single-Center Cohort

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, this observational study the authors evaluated whether serum levels of a range of proposed coronavirus disease 2019 therapeutic targets discriminated between patients with mild or severe disease.


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.


Delirium Incidence, Duration, and Severity in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors found that mechanical ventilation was significantly associated with odds of delirium even after adjustment for sedatives.


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.


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.


Detection and Profiling of Human Coronavirus Immunoglobulins in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors performed anticoronavirus immunoglobulin G profiling of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients to better define their underlying humoral response.


Determining Cause of Death During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations. In this single-center study, the authors found that the majority of deaths in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2–positive hospitalized patients were related to a typical or atypical presentation of coronavirus disease 2019 disease.


Development and Validation of ARC, a Model for Anticipating Acute Respiratory Failure in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this predictive modeling report, the authors sought to evaluate factors predictive of clinical progression among coronavirus disease 2019 patients following admission, and whether continuous, automated assessments of patient status may contribute to optimal monitoring and management.


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.
 


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.


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.


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.


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.
 


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.


Do patients with dementia have increased delirium? What is the best way to address this issue at admission to decrease patient suffering later?

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 12th, 2021


Do you favor pressure or volume control ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome from 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 March 10, 2021


Do you have a preference between CPAP and BiPAP? Does it depend on the etiology of the respiratory failure? What is your experience with current 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 January 13, 2021.


Do you have any comments about patients on  clopidogrel who had COVID-19 and developed ischemic stroke secondary to embolic thrombosis?

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 February 24, 2021


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.


Do you have any experience with pregnancy during 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 June 9th, 2021


Do you have any experience with tocilizumab and related drugs? What is your impression of them?

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.


Do you integrate point-of-care ultrasound at the beside 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. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on July 14, 2021


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.


Do you suggest encouraging families to delegate a single spokesperson for the family to receive information?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021


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.


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


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.


Does ketamine help resolve agitation or delirium? Are hallucinations a possible side effect of ketamine?

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 March 10, 2021


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.


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.
 


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.


Does your institution provide guidelines as to when a patient with COVID-19 needs intensive care? Do these parameters change based on hospital capacity?

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 March 10, 2021


Dysphagia in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019—Potential Neurologic Etiologies

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case series, the authors investigate dysphagia in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019.


Early Intubation and Increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mortality: A Propensity Score–Matched Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors found that iwithin 48 hours of triage, as well as at any time point in the hospital course, was associated with increased mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.


Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Association With Hospital Mortality and Factors Associated With Removal of Tracheostomy Tube at ICU Discharge. A Cohort Study on 121 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine

This study shows how early percutaneous tracheostomy was safe and effective in coronavirus disease 2019 patients, giving a good chance of survival and of weaning from tracheostomy cannula at ICU discharge.


Early Respiratory Outcomes Following Cardiac Surgery in Patients With COVID‐19

This resource details early respiratory outcomes following cardiac surgery in patients with COVID‐19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Early Tocilizumab Dosing Is Associated With Improved Survival in Critically Ill Patients Infected With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors identify the most efficacious timing for tocilizumab administration in critically ill patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2.


ECMO in COVID-19

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


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.


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” 


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” The Editorial authors conclude that questions remain about when and how to screen for PICS and whether severe COVID-19 survivors have unique symptoms or trajectories compared with non-COVID-19 critical illness survivors, and they emphasize that the main public health message is clear -- critical illness, in general, and severe COVID-19, specifically, are life changing and the critical care community needs to do all it can to prevent the development of PICS and raise awareness.


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

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


Editorial: Bursting at the Seams: Barotrauma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial accompanies an article by Belletti et al. entitled “Barotrauma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Undergoing Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Systematic Literature Review.”


Editorial: Capacity Strain and Response During Coronavirus Disease 2019: One Size Does Not Fit All, and One Size Does Not Fit One

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorials, the authors discuss hospital preparedness in the article "Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic."


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.


Editorial: Convalescent Plasma and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Time for Reassessment

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the wonder if the use of convalescent plasma needs to be further whittled to an even smaller subset of patients and ultimately whether there is even a practical role for this therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 particularly in hospitalized patients.


Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Failure: Almitrine Drug Resuscitation or Resuscitating Patients by Almitrine?

From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the author discusses the seeming benefits of using almitrine for severe hypoxia in patients with coronavirus disease 19 induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.


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.


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.


Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019: There Is a Heart Between the Lungs

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial was written in response to the article by Chotalia et al. “Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Its Association With Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.”


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.


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.


Editorial: Do Our Sedation Practices Contribute to Increased Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Wongtangman et al. entitled “Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome” and suggest that reemploying the use of evidence-based strategies developed over the past 20 years through rigorous controlled trials is one of the best mechanisms by which to help critically ill adults with COVID-19 liberate from the ICU and transition toward recovery and survivorship. 


Editorial: Do Our Sedation Practices Contribute to Increased Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Wongtangman et al. entitled “Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome” and suggest that reemploying the use of evidence-based strategies developed over the past 20 years through rigorous controlled trials is one of the best mechanisms by which to help critically ill adults with COVID-19 liberate from the ICU and transition toward recovery and survivorship.


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.


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).


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.


Editorial: Glucocorticoid-Glucocorticoid Receptor Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial accompanies an article by Vassiliou et al. entitled “Increased Glucocorticoid Receptor Alpha Expression and Signaling in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients.”


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)


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.
 


Editorial: Prone Positioning in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Just Do It!

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial accompanies the article by Mathews et al. entitled “STOP-COVID Investigators. Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure.”


Editorial: Quantifying the Burden of Viral Sepsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial accompanies the article “Coronavirus Disease 2019 as a Cause of Viral Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” by Karakike et al.


Editorial: Severe COVID-19 and Stroke—Another Piece in the Puzzle

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss an article by Cho et al. entitled “Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke among critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019: An international multicenter coronavirus disease 2019 critical care consortium study.”


Editorial: Survival From Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: Is It Changing?

From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the authors discuss the factors behind why patients had a higher likelihood of surviving coronavirus disease 2019 in June 2020 compared to March 2020.


Editorial: The Complex Issue of Race and Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the ICU

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the article Racial Differences in a Detroit, MI, ICU Population of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients by Lazar et al. about healthcare inequalities and  disparate outcomes.


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

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


Editorial: The Pandemic Paradox: A Celebrated Exhaustion

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author discussed burnout and its impact on clinicians.


Editorial: The Role of the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Following Critical Illness—Has the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Demonstrated Their Usefulness or Emphasized Their Downside?

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial accompanies the article “Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Outcomes of Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019’ by Saad et al.


Editorial: Utility of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Immune Profiling for the Clinician at the Bedside

From Critical Care Medicine. This Editorial was written in response to the article by de Roquetaillade et al. entitled “Comparison of Circulating Immune Cells Profiles and Kinetic Between Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Bacterial Sepsis,” which explores the relationship between the immune profile of COVID-19 patients and clinical outcomes.


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.


Effects of Inhaled Epoprostenol and Prone Positioning in Intubated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Refractory Hypoxemia

From Critical Care Explorations

In this study, the authors found that, in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who had refractory hypoxemia, oxygenation improved to a greater extent with combined use of inhaled epoprostenol and prone positioning than with each treatment individually.


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.
 


Efficacy of Serum Angiotensin II Levels in Prognosis of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that serum angiotensin II levels decrease significantly in patients with coronavirus disease 2019, and this decrease is correlated with lung damage.


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.


Emerging Vaccines Overview

The original webcast served as a COVID-19 vaccination primer that can be used by all types of healthcare workers (HCWs) to help them prepare for Operation Warp Speed and the mass vaccination efforts in the United States. This section of the webcast focused on an emerging vaccines overview. Webcast Recorded on Friday, January 8, 2021


Empirical Assessment of U.S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors found that this proof-of-principle study demonstrates the feasibility and importance of empirical testing of crisis standards of care guidelines to understand whether they meet their goals.


Endothelial Dysfunction as a Component of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2–Related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children With Shock

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors found that endothelial dysfunction is associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2–related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children with shock and may constitute one of the underlying mechanisms.


Endothelial Injury and Glycocalyx Degradation in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Implications for Microvascular Platelet Aggregation

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors found that thrombosis profiling identified endothelial activation and glycocalyx degradation in coronavirus disease 2019 positive patients and believe that the data from this study suggest that medications to protect and/or restore the endothelial glycocalyx, as well as platelet inhibitors, should be considered for further study.


Endotracheal Intubation Confirmation With Point-of-Care Ultrasound

This presentation covers endotracheal intubation confirmation with POCUS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Epidemiological and Clinical Characterization of Superinfections in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. Prevalence of superinfections in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation was high in this series, and bacterial superinfections were independently associated with ICU or 28-day mortality (whichever comes first).


Epiglottitis Case: A Unique Presentation of COVID-19 Infection

This resource is an case presentation of epiglottitis and COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


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.


Evaluation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Severity Using Urine Biomarkers

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors conducted a study to determine whether noninvasive urine biomarkers can predict the clinical severity of coronavirus disease 2019.


Evaluation of Hypertriglyceridemia in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Receiving Propofol

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors report the prevalence of, and evaluate risk factors for, the development of hypertriglyceridemia (defined as a serum triglyceride level of > 400 mg/dL) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who received propofol.


Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Epoprostenol and Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Refractory Hypoxemia in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of inhaled epoprostenol and inhaled nitric oxide in patients with refractory hypoxemia secondary to coronavirus disease 2019.


Evaluation of the Risk Prediction Tools for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China: A Single-Centered, Retrospective, Observational Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study from China, the authors evaluated and compared the efficacy of National Early Warning Score, National Early Warning Score 2, Rapid Emergency Medicine Score, Confusion, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure, Age 65 score, and quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment on predicting in-hospital death in patients with coronavirus disease 2019.


Evidence-based COVID-19 ICU Management Guide v2

This resource is a guide for evidence-based COVID-19 ICU management. This management guide was not intended to be a therapeutic guide, therefore information on any specific COVID-19 treatments have not been covered. British Columbia has a therapeutics committee in coordination with BCCDC which publish separate, regularly updated guidelines on this subject. This guide is currently available for reference by staff working in Vancouver Coastal Health in all areas managing COVID-19 patients. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Examination of Early CNS Symptoms and Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Observational Case Series

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors found that early CNS symptoms, and pecifically encephalopathy, are differentially associated with risk of severe coronavirus disease 2019 and may serve as an early marker for differences in clinical disease course.


Existing Crisis Standards of Care Triage Protocols May Not Significantly Differentiate Between Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Who Require Intensive Care

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors sought to determine how several existing crisis standards of care triage protocols would have distinguished between patients with coronavirus disease 2019 requiring intensive care.


Experience With Cardiology-Oriented Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors share data and recommendations from a multidisciplinary team to highlight our institution’s clinical experiences and guidelines for managing cardiovascular complications of coronavirus disease 2019.


Extracorporeal Blood Purification for COVID-19 and Beyond

This resource details an the usage of extracorporeal blood purification for COVID-19.

This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Multicenter Descriptive Study

From Critical Care Medicine. This study aims to summarize the clinical features, ECMO characteristics, and outcomes of patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia receiving ECMO. The authors conclude ECMO might be an effective salvage treatment for patients with SARS27 CoV-2 pneumonia associated with severe ARDS. Severe CO2 retention and acidosis 28 prior to ECMO indicated a poor prognosis.


Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Pediatric Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Illness

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors describe current hospital guidelines and the opinions of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation leaders at U.S. children’s hospitals concerning the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for coronavirus disease 2019–positive pediatric patients.


Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Possible Late Indication for Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors note that late extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be considered in selected patients as a bridge to recovery. Further prospective studies are, however, needed.


Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Retrieval in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Case-Series of 19 Patients Supported at a High-Volume Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors concluded that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation retrieval can rescue young, previously healthy patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 in whom all the conventional respiratory measures have failed and found that thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications are frequent in this cohort.


Fact Versus Science Fiction: Fighting Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requires the Wisdom to Know the Difference

From Critical Care Explorations. This commentary uses a recent study of hydroxychloroquine to demonstrate the dire need for randomized clinical trials, but more importantly, to explore the potential consequences of misinformation, how fear fuels its impact, and offer guidance to maintain scientific integrity without relinquishing hope.


Falls: Non-ICU Emergency Cards

This resource details how manage falls of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Family Centered Care

COVID considerations re: the "F" Element of the ICU Liberation Bundle. Cleveland Clinic example of Family Involvement & Engagement. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges


Family-Centered Care in the Age of Visitor Restrictions

This webcast addressed the legal, social and logistical challenges in communicating with families during the pandemic. Topics covered included a conceptual and practical framework for remote family communication, the importance of having a coordinated interdisciplinary effort in these communications, and updates on CMS regulations for communications.


Feasibility and Safety of Prone Position Transport for Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors found that critical care transport of severe hypoxemic respiratory failure patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in the prone position is safe when performed by a dedicated team of critical care nurse and paramedics with an established protocol.


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.


FHCC Guide for Cardiac Arrest Codes in PUI and COVID-19 Patients

This resource covers cardiac arrest codes for PUI and COVID-19 patients. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


First and Second Waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Madrid, Spain: Clinical Characteristics and Hematological Risk Factors Associated With Critical/Fatal Illness

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors sought to determine similarities and differences in clinical characteristics between the patients from two waves of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection at the time of hospital admission, as well as to identify risk biomarkers of coronavirus disease 2019 severity.


For a stable patient on the ward who needs 2 to 4 liters of oxygen, is hemodynamically stable, and does not seem to be deteriorating, would you start a medication such as remdesivir or steroids or would you wait until the patient’s condition starts to det

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.


For COVID-19 patients who are not candidates for mechanical ventilation, which of these patients are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021


For patients being treated for COVID-19, do you switch back and forth between high-flow nasal cannula and noninvasive 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 January 13, 2021.


For patients who fail to adequately oxygenate with less invasive methods, what are your triggers for starting mechanical ventilation? What would you want the non-ICU clinician to know before going down that path? When do you decide to intubate someone?

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.


For patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19 and are on a ventilator, how do you identify secondary lung infections?

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 March 10, 2021


For patients with COVID-19 being treated with intermediate- or full-dose enoxaparin, have anti-Xa levels been checked? If so, have higher-than-expected anti-Xa levels been found?

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 March 10, 2021


For patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19, how do you prevent delirium when you cannot provide a sedation vacation or spontaneous breathing trial?

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 March 10, 2021


For permissive hypercapnia, elevated CO2, and pH, how do you adjust the ventilator, circuit, heat and moisture exchanger, tubing, and positioning?

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 8, 2021


Foreword: Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cause Sepsis?

From Critical Care Medicine. In this foreword, the authors contend that there should be no debate that SARS-CoV-2 is an important cause of sepsis and that labeling it as such is beneficial and appropriate.


Frequency and Analysis of Unplanned Extubation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 patients have a higher incidence of unplanned extubation that requires reintubation than noncoronavirus disease 2019 patients.


Frequency of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Use Early in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors reviewed the available literature to understand the frequency of continuous renal replacement therapy use among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who required intensive care.


From Retirement to the Frontlines

This presentation describes what it has been like for a retired clinician to come back to work on the frontines during the pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Frugal Innovation: Enabling Mechanical Ventilation During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Resource-Limited Settings

From Critical Care Explorations. In this commentary, the authors note that low-quality care has become a greater determinant of mortality than lack of access. To address this, they suggest a systems-wide approach to improving the quality of mechanical ventilation in resource-limited settings, which includes consideration of the interdependent ventilator design constraints such as cost and complexity, hospital infrastructure, availability of medications, and trained personnel.


Functional Outcomes and Their Association With Physical Performance in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Survivors at 3 Months Following Hospital Discharge: A Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors found that physical disability is common at 3 months in severe coronavirus disease 2019 survivors. Lung diffusing capacity and intermuscular adipose tissue assessed on CT were independently associated with walking distance, suggesting a key role for pulmonary function and muscle quality in functional disability.


Gender Difference Is Associated With Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An Insight From a Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations. This review article investigates how gender difference can affect the disease severity of COVID-19 infection.


GROOM-Q4: An Innovative, Consolidated Workflow to Improve ICU Efficiency and Reduce Viral Exposure

This resource covers strategies to consolidate workflow to improve ICU efficiency and reduce COVID-19 infection risks. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Guiding Principles for the Conduct of Observational Critical Care Research for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemics and Beyond: The Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors describe how the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study coronavirus disease 2019 registry sought to develop and implement prespecified best practices combined with grassroots efforts from clinical sites worldwide in order to develop clinically useful knowledge in response to a pandemic.
 


Harmonizing Heterogeneous Endpoints in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Trials Without Loss of Information

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors aim to provide hands-on statistical guidelines for harmonizing heterogeneous endpoints in coronavirus disease 2019 clinical trials.


Have any studies been done with immunoglobulin instead of prolactin?

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 9th, 2021


Have steroids been used after discharge?

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.


Have you become more aggressive in placing arterial lines in these patients when you might have only monitored pulse oximetry in the past?

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.


Have you considered lymphopenia as a criterion to suspect 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. 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


Have you seen a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adult ICU patients?

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


Health Care Worker Burnout (Infographic)

This infographic details health care worker burnout. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Use in COVID-19 Respiratory Failure

This presentation is an overview of HFNC use for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Higher Intensity Thromboprophylaxis Regimens and Pulmonary Embolism in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study from Belgium, the authors assessed the role of thromboprophylaxis regimens on the occurrence of pulmonary embolism in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.


High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Use in COVID-19 Respiratory Failure

This presentation is an overview of HFNC use for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Multicenter, Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors analyzed the effectiveness of high-flow nasal oxygen treatment and aimed to identify the variables predicting high-flow nasal oxygen treatment failure in coronavirus disease 2019 patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.
 


How can clinicians foster communication between patients and their families?

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.


How can clinicians help patients transition through the ICU and other parts of the hospital to home?

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.


How can patients be weaned off high doses of multiple sedatives to which they have become tolerant?

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


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.


How do approaches for children differ from those for 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.


How do emergency department staff identify patients who need critical care? How are these patients triaged, and what criteria are used to determine whether patients are transferred to a ward, to the ICU, or to home?

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.


How do we prevent VTEs and how do we survey for them? Should patients receive standard prophylaxis? Should all ventilated patients receive full-dose anticoagulation? What are your practices and how have you approached this at your center?

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.


How do you achieve a balance between staff safety and PPE use and assessing 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 October 14, 2020.


How do you decide whether there might be a superimposed bacterial pneumonia? What is your antibiotic of choice for treating this pneumonia?

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 January 13, 2021.


How do you perform advanced cardiovascular life support on a patient with COVID-19 who has a cardiac arrest? How does this apply to hemodynamic instability and vasopressor strategies?

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 14, 2021


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