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An Algorithm for Classifying Patients Most Likely to Develop Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Illness

From Critical Care Explorations The authors developed an algorithm to assess whether someone is at high risk of admission to the ICU or dying from coronavirus disease 2019, should he or she test positive for coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 24:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Inflammatory Response and Phenotyping in Severe Acute Respiratory Infection From the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Other Etiologies

From Critical Care Medicine The authors evaluated the inflammatory response in patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to the Middle East respiratory syndrome and non-Middle East respiratory syndrome and assessed the presence of distinct inflammatory subpheno...

   Estimated Time: 23:33 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Unexpectedly High Frequency of Enterococcal Bloodstream Infections in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Admitted to an Italian ICU: An Observational Study

From Critical Care Medicine The authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 seemed to increase the frequency of bloodstream infections (particularly Enterococcus-related bloodstream infection) after ICU admission.

   Estimated Time: 24:15 Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19

When should patients first come to the hospital? What distinguishes between mild, moderate, and severe symptoms? Once they come to the hospital how do we evaluate them?

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: 01:46 Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19

What do you think about the possibility of reinfection and poor clinical outcomes?

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: 02:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

How do you achieve a balance between staff safety and PPE use and assessing 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 October 14, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 05:26 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

SCCM Pod-422 Procalcitonin in COVID-19 and Influenza-Related Secondary Bacterial Infections

Procalcitonin testing on admission seems to be a valuable piece of information for early risk assessment and ruling out bacterial co-infection in COVID-19 patients.

   Estimated Time: 23:16 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

Procedures for COVID-19 Cohort Units: Building an Operating Room in a COVID-19 Cohort ICU

This presentation provides procedures for building COVID-19 cohort units. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 09:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

What is viral load and why are so many health workers getting sick?

This resource details the relationship between viral load and instances of COVID-19 sickness in healthcare workers. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Letter to the Editor: Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors illustrate a proof of concept application of teleguidance to ultrasound-guided bedside procedures as an example of an innovative solution that has been used at their institution to maximize patient and provider safety in the COVID-1...

   Estimated Time: 03:56 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Review of Viral Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and Antibody/Serology Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 for the Intensivist

From Critical Care Explorations. As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic develops, assays to detect the virus and infection caused by it are needed for diagnosis and management. In this article, the authors describe to clinicians how each assay is performed, what each assay detects, and th...

   Estimated Time: 28:53 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

How is PPE allocated in your hospital? How are decisions made as to when to reuse it and when to discard it

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Gr...

   Estimated Time: 03:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE, Resource Allocation

When PPE resources are scarce, which aspect of PPE is most important for healthcare workers’ protection?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Gr...

   Estimated Time: 03:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

What do you consider a high-risk aerosol-generating procedure?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Gr...

   Estimated Time: 03:22 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Which COVID-19 diagnostic test provides the best results?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Gr...

What strategies do you use for presenting patients who are asymptomatic?

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 27th, 2020.

What are some typical presentations of patients with early manifestations of COVID-19? Are there any red flags?

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 27th, 2020.

On initial assessment, how do you decide whether a patient should be admitted to the ward or to the ICU?

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 27th, 2020.

How should the decision be made as to whether a negative pressure isolation room is needed versus less strict forms of environmental controls?

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 27th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 06:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

What is your perspective on personal safety and PPE availability for nurses?

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 27th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 04:58 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE, Resource Allocation