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Thromboelastography Parameters and Platelet Count on Admission to the ICU and the Development of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Coronavirus Disease-2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors’ data, discussed in this article, did not support the use of thromboelastography to risk stratify critically ill adults with coronavirus disease 2019 for the development of venous thromboembolism or to guide decisions about antico...

   Estimated Time: 25:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

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.

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A Systematic Review of the Incidence and Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors investigated the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and describe the characteristics and outcomes for patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest within the IC...

   Estimated Time: 25:59 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–Associated Coronavirus 2 Infection and Organ Dysfunction in the

From Critical Care Explorations . In this review article, the authors summarize the current state of research in coronavirus disease 2019 pathophysiology within the context of potential organ-based disease mechanisms and opportunities for translational research.

   Estimated Time: 57:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Rapid Development of a Tool for Prioritizing Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 for Intensive Care

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors share a new approach for rapidly developing a decision-support tool for prioritizing patients with coronavirus 2019 disease for admission to ICUs.

   Estimated Time: 25:15 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Triage

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

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.

   Estimated Time: 28:07 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

ABCDEF Bundle and Supportive ICU Practices for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An International Point Prevalence Study

From Critical Care Explorations . This point prevalence study showed low implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 36:18 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Physiologic Improvement in Respiratory Acidosis Using Extracorporeal Co2 Removal With Hemolung Respiratory Assist System in the Management of Severe Respiratory Failure From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this retrospective case series of 29 patients, the authors demonstrated efficacy of extracorporeal Co2 removal using the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System to improve respiratory acidosis in patients with severe hypercapnic respiratory fai...

   Estimated Time: 20:13 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

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.

Standard Sedation and Sedation With Isoflurane in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe sedative and analgesic drug utilization in a cohort of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and compare standard sedation with an alternative approach using inhaled isoflurane.

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Virtual Communication Embedded Bedside ICU Rounds: A Hybrid Rounds Practice Adapted to the Coronavirus Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine . In this article, the authors found that hybrid rounds employed during pandemic facilitated social distancing while retaining patient-centered multidisciplinary ICU rounds but compromised teaching during rounds.

Online Letter to the Editor: Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: Shining New Light on Old Questions

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Online Letter to the Editor, the authors comment on an article by Rosano et al. in which it was demonstrated that early tracheostomy can be performed with acceptable safety in the midst of a pandemic and note that the study raises importa...

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Live Tweeting the Discovery of a New Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Syndrome in Children

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors of this Editorial sought to assess the evolving discussion surrounding the naming of a novel pediatric hyperinflammatory syndrome – a condition that showed overlapping features of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome --...

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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 ...

   Estimated Time: 33:07 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Medicine In this study, the authors found that in-hospital mortality was lower in mechanically ventilated hypoxemic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 treated with early proning compared with patients whose treatment did not include early proning.

   Estimated Time: 27:49 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning, Ventilatory Support

When should extracorporeal membrane oxygenation be initiated?

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

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What are some resources for non-ICU clinicians who are interested in learning more about critical illness related to 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 February 24, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:56 Coronavirus, COVID-19

What is the most appropriate ventilation mode for patients with COVID-19 and how long should patients be on that ventilation mode?

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

   Estimated Time: 3:13 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

What is the role of ivermectin in the treatment of 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 February 24, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:37 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies