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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.

   Estimated Time: 16:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

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...

   Estimated Time: 10:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Ventilatory Support

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

Interleukin-6 Receptor Antagonists Critically Ill patients with COVID-19 (REMAP-CAP)

This resource details using interleukin-6 receptor antagonists when treating critically Ill patients with COVID-19 (REMAP-CAP). This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 11:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Health Care Worker Burnout (Infographic)

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

   Estimated Time: 3 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Pressure Injuries (Infographic)

This resource is an infographic detailing pressure injuries. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 3 min Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

This resource details Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome (PASC). This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 3 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

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...

   Estimated Time: 9:21 min Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Online Letter to the Editor: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of Hyponatremia in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Is Critical Since Treatment Varies Based on Etiology: Let Us Not Forget Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency As the Treatment

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Online Letter to the Editor, the authors write in response to an article by Frontera et al. in Critical Care Medicine about etiology of hyponatremia in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.

   Estimated Time: 03:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Acute Cardiac Injury in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Other Viral Infections—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Medicine . In this review article, the authors compared the rates of cardiac injury by angiotensin converting enzyme-2–binding viruses from viruses that do not bind to angiotensin-converting enzyme-2.

   Estimated Time: 24:17 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Convalescent Plasma Versus Standard Plasma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infected Hospitalized Patients in New York: A Double-Blind Randomized Trial

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that administration of convalescent plasma to hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 infection increased antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease 2 but was not associated wi...

   Estimated Time: 27:41 min Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Outcomes and Safety of Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Admitted to the ICU

From Critical Care Medicine . This letter to the editor was written in response to "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 12...

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

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.

   Estimated Time: 12:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

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.

   Estimated Time: 5:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

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."

   Estimated Time: 10:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors tested the hypothesis that patients with coronavirus disease 2019–associated acute respiratory distress syndrome are at higher risk of in-hospital mortality due to prolonged coma compared with other patients with acute respiratory dis...

   Estimated Time: 27:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation

Surge and Mortality in ICUs in New York City’s Public Healthcare System

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors evaluate the impact of ICU surge on mortality and to explore clinical and sociodemographic predictors of mortality.

   Estimated Time: 26:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Update on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

This resource details an update on MIS-C during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 17:20 min Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

Update on COVID Vaccinations for Pediatric Patients

This resource details vaccinations for pediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 14:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics, Vaccines

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

   Estimated Time: 4mins 48 secs Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation