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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

Promoting Value in Critical Care by Implementing (Next Five) Choosing Wisely For Critical Care; ICU Liberation Bundle (E = Early Mobility)

Overview of the Next 5 Choosing Wisely Statements and how they intersect with the ICU Liberation Bundle. And, overview of the "E" element of the ICU Liberation Bundle. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content. Curriculum Topic:  ICU Liberation Bundle Implementatio...

   Estimated Time: 33:44 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS

ABCDEF Bundle Delirium; Post Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS

ICU Liberation Bundle Zooming in on the "D" Delirium Component during COVID-19: Problem and Scope, Assessment featuring Management and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content. Curriculum Topic:  ICU Liberation Bundle Implementa...

   Estimated Time: 37:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Delirium, STOP VIRUS

Editorial: The Long Road to Normalcy Following Survival From COVID-19–Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine . This editorial accompanies an article by Carenzo et al. entitled “Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Propsective, Case-Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge” and ca...

   Estimated Time: 09:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

IDSA Resources: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Quality and Patient Safety

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

Can you discuss post-COVID-19 care for patients who have had prolonged hospitalization?

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: 02:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

The Characterization of the Toll of Caring for Coronavirus Disease 2019 on ICU Nursing Staff

From Critical Care Explorations . In this brief report, the authors conclude there are indications that registered nurses providing care for coronavirus disease 2019 in the ICU reported increased thermal discomfort coinciding with elevated energy expenditure and a more pronou...

   Estimated Time: 09:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Editorial: Be Careful and Protect Yourself, It Is in the Air

From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorial, the authors discuss hospital staff safety in the article "Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care...

   Estimated Time: 06:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE, Risk of Transmission

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

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.

Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that personal protective equipment reduce the odds of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

   Estimated Time: 23:36 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Immediately Increases Burnout Symptoms in ICU Professionals

Fron Critical Care Medicine . This study shows that overburdening of ICU professionals during an extended period of time leads to symptoms of burnout. 

   Estimated Time: 20:25 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infections in Critical Care Staff: Beware the Risks Beyond the Bedside

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that staff who developed coronavirus disease 2019 were less likely to have caught it from their patients in critical care. Other staff, other areas of the hospital, and the wider community are more likely sources ...

   Estimated Time: 21:03 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: Survival From Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: Is It Changing?

From Critical Care Medicine In this editorial, the authors discuss the factors behind why patients had a higher likelihood of surviving coronavirus disease 2019 in June 2020 compared to March 2020.

   Estimated Time: 05:31 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Brain Death Evaluation in Children With Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine The authors discuss the challenges of conducting a death by neurologic criteria or brain death evaluation in the coronavirus disease 2019 era and provide guidance to mitigate viral transmission risk and maintain patient safety during ...

   Estimated Time: 11:05 Coronavirus, COVID-19

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

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

The POSITIONED Study: Prone Positioning in Nonventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients - A Retrospective Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors investigated explored whether awake self-proning improved outcomes in coronavirus disease 2019-infected patients treated in a rural medical center with limited resources during a significant local coronavirus disease ...

   Estimated Time: 18:16 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Maintaining the Standard of Care

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors respond to the new recommendations for delaying tracheostomy for coronavirus disease 2019 patients to day 21 post-intubation to ensure viral clearance.  

   Estimated Time: 8:02 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Guiding Principles for the Conduct of Observational Critical Care Research for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemics and Beyond: The Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this article, the authors describe how the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study coronavirus disease 2019 registry sought to develop and implement prespecified best practices combin...

   Estimated Time: 22:22 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Relocating IV Pumps for Critically Ill Isolated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients From Bedside to Outside the Patient Room

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors discuss advantages and disadvantages of relocating IV pumps for coronavirus disease 2019 patients from bedside to outside the patient room and characterize reproducible details of an external infusion pump model.

   Estimated Time: 12:09 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Design