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Readiness for and Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Pediatric Healthcare Providers: The Role of Simulation for Pandemics and Other Disasters

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Early preparation for the training and education of healthcare providers, as well as the continuation or modification of routine medical education programs, is of great importance in times of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic or ...

   Estimated Time: 13:02 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, pediatrics

CDC Resources: Pediatrics

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 Pediatrics

Brain Death Evaluation in Children With Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine The authors discuss the challenges of conducting a death by neurologic criteria or brain death evaluation in the coronavirus disease 2019 era and provide guidance to mitigate viral transmission risk and maintain patient safety during...

   Estimated Time: 11:05 Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Hybrid Model of Pediatric and Adult Critical Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Surge: The Experience of Two Tertiary Hospitals in London and New York

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this report, the authors describe the hybrid model implemented at institutions in New York and London and discuss shared experiences, pitfalls, challenges, and adjustments required in caring for both young and older patients.

   Estimated Time: 21:49 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

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.

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How should anticoagulation be approached in the critically ill patient 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 September 9, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 03:29 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Caring for Critically Ill Children With Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections’ Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors review the current clinical knowledge of coronavirus disease 2019 disease in critically ill children and discuss some specific treatment concepts based mainly on expert opinion based on limited experience and ...

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Children's Hospital in New York City

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors report their experience developing a clinical inpatient protocol for the evaluation, management, and follow-up of patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

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 high...

   Estimated Time: 13:43 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

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.

   Estimated Time: 19:49 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Therapies

The Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on Brazilian PICUs

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  The authors evaluated the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, considering the physical distancing and schools closing, on the characteristics of admission and epidemiology on Brazilian PICUs.  

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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.  

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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.

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 predilectio...

   Estimated Time: 06:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Sepsis

Perspective of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign on the Management of Pediatric Sepsis in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors discuss the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-associated Organ Dysfunction in Children as they relate to COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 14:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Sepsis

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.

   Estimated Time: 11:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease 2019: Understanding Immunopathogenesis Is the “Holy Grail” to Explain Why Children Have Less Severe Acute Disease

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this letter to the editor, the authors state that the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection is important not only to understand the epidemiologic and age-related differences in COVID-19, but it is critical for...

   Estimated Time: 05:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Statistics

Pediatric Resuscitation Practices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors conducted a survey and found that most U.S. pediatric institutions rapidly adapted their resuscitation systems and practices in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

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Clinical Features of Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors observed a greater proportion of hospitalized children requiring mechanical ventilation than has been reported to date; they state that older children, African-American or Hispanic children, and males may be at ...

   Estimated Time: 16:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on U.S. and Canadian PICUs

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study found that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 have a high frequency of comorbidities, require longer stays, more ventilatory support than usual PICU admissions, suggesting several avenues for further exploration.

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