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When should emergency department physicians admit patients to the ICU and when should they admit patients to the ward?

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

   Estimated Time: 01:24 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Transport

What are the first steps when a patient is admitted to the emergency department?

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

   Estimated Time: 03:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Online Letter to the Editor: Higher Than Expected Severity-Adjusted Mortality in ICU Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Time to Consider the Contributions of Pandemic-Related Transformations in Structure and Process

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Online Letter to the Editor, the author responds to the article by Higgins et al. entitled “Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Patients Have Higher-Than-Expected Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation-Adjusted Mortality and Length of St...

   Estimated Time: 03:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center

From Critical Care Medicine . In Massachusetts, triage guidelines were designed based on acute illness and chronic life-limiting conditions. In this study, the authors sought to retrospectively validate this protocol to cohorts of critically ill patients from their hospital.

   Estimated Time: 24:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Triage

Operationalizing Ethical Guidance for Ventilator Allocation in Minnesota: Saving the Most Lives or Exacerbating Health Disparities?

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, the authors note that the Ventilator Allocation Score can accurately identify patients with high rates of short-term mortality. However, these high mortality patients only represent 27% of all the patients who died, limiting ...

   Estimated Time: 22:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Ventilatory Support

Scarce Resource Allocation in a Pandemic: A Protocol to Promote Equity, Timeliness, and Transparency

From Critical Care Explorations . Drawing on expertise in critical care medicine, bioethics, and political science, the authors propose a decision-making protocol to ensure fairness in the resolution of conflict, timely decision-making, and accountability to improve system re...

   Estimated Time: 09:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation

What are basic principles of managing patients when they are transferred to the ICU setting?

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

   Estimated Time: 1:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Transport

Can you discuss post-COVID-19 care for patients who have had prolonged hospitalization?

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

   Estimated Time: 02:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

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.

   Estimated Time: 13:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

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

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Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors characterize emergency responses across hospitals in the United States over time and in the context of local case rates early in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 27:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Changes in Stress and Workplace Shortages Reported by U.S. Critical Care Physicians Treating Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that stress, staffing, and, to a lesser degree, personal protective equipment shortages faced by U.S. critical care physicians remain high, with stress levels higher among women.

   Estimated Time: 28:02 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health, PPE

ICU Bed Utilization During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in a Multistate Analysis—March to June 2020

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors examined ICU census trends in relation to ICU bed capacity during the rapid increase in severe coronavirus disease 2019 cases early during the pandemic, and concluded they concluded tha ttheir findings demonstrate the short-term a...

   Estimated Time: 38:28 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation

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.

SCCM’s 50th Critical Care Congress: Frontline Nursing: Leadership Lessons From the Battlefield to the COVID-19 Crisis

From SCCM's 50th Critical Care Congress. Elizabeth J. Bridges, CCNS, MSN, PhD, RN, highlights lessons learned in frontline nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they mean for the future of leadership.

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IDSA Resources: Administration

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Administration

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Nursing Staffing Models: Telemetry Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for telemetry contigencies. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

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Nursing Staffing Models: DSU (Stepdown) Contingency Staffing Model

This is a nursing staffing model DSU (Stepdown) contingencies. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

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Nursing Staffing Models: Med-Surg Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for Med-Surg emergency contingencies and crises. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

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Nursing Staffing Models: ICU Staffing Plan: Contingency & Crisis Model

This is a nursing staffing model for the ICU. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

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