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Feasibility and Safety of Prone Position Transport for Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations The authors found that critical care transport of severe hypoxemic respiratory failure patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in the prone position is safe when performed by a dedicated team of critical care nurse and paramedics with an est...

   Estimated Time: 19:42 Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Novel Low-Cost Ventilator for Use in a Worldwide Pandemic: The Portsmouth Ventilator

From Critical Care Explorations In this study, the authors found that the Portsmouth Ventilator was able to perform well across all simulated pathologies and in vivo.

   Estimated Time: 21:54 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Caution Is Needed When Reporting or Pooling the Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine In this Letter to the Editor, the author discusses the difficulties to ascertain in ICU settings the exact VTE incidence, incidence rate, or prevalence due to various reasons, including the absence of uniform screening at ICU admission to exclu...

   Estimated Time: 3:42 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in the ICU as a First-Line Therapy for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Secondary to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations The authors characterize outcomes associated with high-flow nasal oxygen use in critically ill adult patients with coronavirus disease 2019-associated acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

   Estimated Time: 21:44 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Epoprostenol and Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Refractory Hypoxemia in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of inhaled epoprostenol and inhaled nitric oxide in patients with refractory hypoxemia secondary to coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 25:58 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Spectrum of Vascular Involvement in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia—Findings on CT Perfusion

From Critical Care Explorations In this article, the authors observed and interpreted CT perfusion patterns of COVID-19 pulmonary features.

   Estimated Time: 12:46 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Timing of Intubation and In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations The authors examined whether increasing time between admission and intubation was associated with mortality in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who underwent mechanical ventilation.

   Estimated Time: 24:46 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Resolution of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection and Pulmonary Pathology With Nebulized DAS181: A Pilot Study

From Critical Care Explorations The authors investigated the safety and effects of nebulized DAS181 on hypoxic coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

   Estimated Time: 15:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Volatile Isoflurane in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients—A Case Series and Systematic Review

From Critical Care Explorations The authors evalute the use of isoflurane in patients with coronavirus disease 2019–induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 22:23 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Almitrine Infusion in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Single-Center Observational Study

From Critical Care Medicine The authors assessed the effect of almitrine, a selective pulmonary vasoconstrictor, on arterial oxygenation in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 20:07 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Use in COVID-19 Respiratory Failure

This presentation is an overview of HFNC use for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

If a patient reports shortness of breath but has an oxygen saturation of 95%, is this patient a candidate for dexamethasone?

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: 01:50 min Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Is tracheostomy a possibility in some COVID-19 patients? What is the longest time a patient has been on mechanical ventilation?

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: 02:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support

What is your experience with COVID-19 patients and ECMO?

Despite remdesivir, dexamethasone, and twice-daily anticoagulation, a patient’s condition continues to deteriorate. The patient is intubated, and every possible ventilation mode has been tried. The P/F ratio is decreasing, and pressure ventilation is not working. What is your ...

What is the perfect steroid? What are the differences among hydrocortisone, dexamethasone, and prednisone?

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: 01:09 min Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19

Which medications are used for a hemodynamically unstable intubated patient who is progressing toward or has developed acute respiratory distress syndrome? Are remdesivir or steroids used? What about anticoagulation, given the high risk of thrombosis?

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.

Epiglottitis Case: A Unique Presentation of COVID-19 Infection

This resource is an case presentation of epiglottitis and COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 01:46 min Case Presentations, Community Developed, Coronavirus, COVID-19

What happens when a patient’s condition starts to deteriorate? What are the criteria for ICU admission and what percentage of patients eventually need ICU admission? Of those patients admitted to the ICU, what percentage become septic and hemodynamically

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: 02:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support

How would a nonintensivist manage a patient who needs high-flow oxygen or noninvasive ventilation but does not require immediate intubation who is admitted to the ward because no ICU beds are available?

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.

Would you discuss the concept of happy hypoxia, in which patients have a very low saturation rate? What does this mean to emergency department physicians, hospitalists, and nurses? Should we intubate these patients as soon as we see them in the emergency

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: 02:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation