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When you are called to accept a patient in an ECMO center, what are your considerations for transfer? What information would you like to know from the referring team and what interventions should be performed?

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.

   Estimated Time: 05:14 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

What is a general go-to ventilator setting? Once you have intubated the patient, how would you recommend that the clinician set up the ventilator for a hypoxemic patient with evolving ARDS?

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.

   Estimated Time: 03:29 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, pulmonary

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.

   Estimated Time: 05:41 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, pulmonary

CDC Resources: Pharmacology

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 Pharmacology

Timing of Tracheostomy for Prolonged Respiratory Wean in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Machine Learning Approach

From Critical Care Explorations The authors found that the optimal window for consideration of tracheostomy for ventilatory weaning in coronavirus disease 2019 patients is between day 13 and 17.

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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.

   Estimated Time: 06:52 Coronavirus, COVID-19

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.

   Estimated Time: 21:30 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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.

   Estimated Time: 14:15 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation

Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

From Critical Care Medicine The authors describe the characteristics and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in coronavirus disease 2019 patients in rural Southwest Georgia.

   Estimated Time: 19:45 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on November 4, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 02:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Scanning

Is tracheostomy a possibility in some COVID-19 patients? What is the longest time a patient has been on mechanical ventilation?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on November 4, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 02:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support

How would a nonintensivist manage a patient who needs high-flow oxygen or noninvasive ventilation but does not require immediate intubation who is admitted to the ward because no ICU beds are available?

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.

What treatments are available for both intubated and nonintubated COVID-19 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.

   Estimated Time: 08:01 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support

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

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 12, 2020.

What are the criteria for extubation? I have noticed that when COVID-19 patients are extubated using the same criteria used for other patients, they seem to have a tremendous air hunger and don't do as well. What has been your experience?

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.

Regarding respiratory support of COVID-19 patients both in and outside the ICU, can you discuss noninvasive ventilation, BiPAP, CPAP, and high-flow nasal cannula versus intubation? What are the indications for intubation? Intubate early or 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 August 12, 2020.

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.

What is your center’s approach to supporting another center if it has a COVID-19 patient who may need intubation? What advice do you have for smaller centers that may have a potential COVID-19 patient who needs 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 October 14, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 02:49 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation, Ventilatory Support

Are you using the ROX index as an objective measure to try to predict whether patients are high risk or may have to be intubated?

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.

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What is the time frame for placing vascular catheters in these patients for administration of vasoactive drugs?

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.

   Estimated Time: 03:08 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies