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Can you discuss point-of-care ultrasound and its use in COVID-19 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 September 8, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

If an intubated patient worsens, how would you code a patient in the prone position? When would you consider escalating to venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the current COVID-19 environment?

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 8, 2021

   Estimated Time: 5:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Intubation

Would you discuss positioning, including proning, also considering unintubated patients and self-proning?

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 8, 2021

   Estimated Time: 3:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

What are your insights as to whether patients should be intubated early or late?

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 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

What insight do you have on the use of high-flow nasal cannula versus CPAP or BiPAP in patients 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 August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 05:08 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Do you integrate point-of-care ultrasound at the beside in patients 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 July 14, 2021

   Estimated Time: 01:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

What criteria are used to determine whether to start ECMO on a patient with severe hypoxemia?

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 July 14, 2021

   Estimated Time: 06:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

What is the recommended Richmond Agitation-Sedation score goal for patients who had “happy hypoxia” and who then decompensate and require intubation?

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 July 14, 2021

   Estimated Time: 00:38 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation

What strategies do you use to prevent intubation?

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 July 14, 2021

   Estimated Time: 06:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

Awake Proning with High Flow Nasal Cannula in COVID-19 ARDS

This resource details an the usage of awake proning with high flow nasal cannula in COVID ARDS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 11:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Should BiPAP be used in patients with COVID-19 or should it be avoided? If you decide to intubate a patient, which parameters should be used and what initial ventilatory settings do you recommend?

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: 9:01 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

For COVID-19 patients who are not candidates for mechanical ventilation, which of these patients are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)?

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: 06:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

How is it determined whether early intubation is a good strategy for a patient?

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: 04:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

At your institution, have you used procalcitonin as a trending marker to aid in the identification of pulmonary infection?

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: 1min 46 secs Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors assess the impact of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation and the risk for healthcare providers.

   Estimated Time: 22:59 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

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...

   Estimated Time: 3:54 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

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 --...

   Estimated Time: 4:49 Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

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

   Estimated Time: 1:57 Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

What is the most appropriate treatment for patients (both inpatients and outpatients) who have a positive polymerase chain reaction test but no symptoms?

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: 1:53 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Which patients should be proned and for how long?

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: 2:13 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning