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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

Evaluation of the Risk Prediction Tools for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China: A Single-Centered, Retrospective, Observational Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study from China, the authors evaluated and compared the efficacy of National Early Warning Score, National Early Warning Score 2, Rapid Emergency Medicine Score, Confusion, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure, Age 65 score, and quick Sepsis-r...

   Estimated Time: 24:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Intermediate Care Units: Containing Escalation of ICUs

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors share their view that - for COVID-19 patient - Intermediate Care Units (IMCUs) may be better suited for post-ICU care than ordinary hospital wards.

   Estimated Time: 03:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Extubation

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors describe a barrier technique during extubation which contained aerosolized particulates into a non-rebreather mask at time of extubation. The authors believe their protocol allows providers to perform extubations while minimizing ex...

   Estimated Time: 04:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care

Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors developed additional modifications to the suggested guidelines to further protect providers from unnecessary aerosolization; it illustrates a sample protocol for provider safety during advanced cardiovascular life support in the cor...

   Estimated Time: 04:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians

From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.

   Estimated Time: 22:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Approaching delirium in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the D Element (Delirium) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 05:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation

Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This resource is a patient guide detailing how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in critical illness and intensive care. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 40:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Strategies to Optimize ICU Liberation (A to F) Bundle Performance in Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The combination of a novel disease, resource limitations, and risks to medical personnel health have created new barriers to implementing the ABCDEF Bundle, a proven ICU care approach that reduces delirium, shortens mechanical ventilation durat...

   Estimated Time: 28:23 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation

Is there concern about an increase in post-intensive care syndrome because of the limitations enacted to keep people safe from 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 June 10th, 2020.

   Estimated Time: 05:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation

Creative Approaches for Early Mobility in Patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the E Element (Early Mobility) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 05:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation

Strategies to Approach Drug Shortages of Analgesics and Sedatives During COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the C Element (Choice of Analgesia & Sedation) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 04:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation, Therapies

SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.