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Category: Ethics and End of Life

Letter to the Editor: The Triage Stalemate During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Losing Fairness to Ethical Paralysis

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors write in response to an article in Critical Care Medicine by Sprung et al., which outlined the major considerations for ethical ICU triaging under pandemic conditions and discuss the lack of systematic triaging in U.S. health care ins...

   Estimated Time: 8:32 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Managing Shortages: Principles of Allocation in Crisis Situations

This presentation covers how to ethically manage shortages and resource allocations. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

What lessons have you learned about triaging patients with COVID-19 or other conditions for the ICU?

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: 02:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age

This resource details how compassion in healthcare has changed with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

   Estimated Time: 11:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Mental Health

What is your protocol for triaging patients to the ward, the ICU, or the step-down unit?

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: 04:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

What are some strategies for providing care with limited resources?

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 13th, 2020.

Editorial: Finding the Right Ethical Framework for PICU Resource Allocation During a Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. An editorial in response to an article by Killien et al. on resource "Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage," noting that, although uniform use of the version of PELOD-2 proposed by Killien et al. ...

   Estimated Time: 07:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Triage

Editorial - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Triage Teams: Death by Numbers

From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with Sprung et al. article ("Adult Intensive care unit triage during the COVID-19 pandemic - Who will live and who will die? Recommendations to improve survival"), stating that the concept of the triage committee has disturb...

   Estimated Time: 08:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Triaging Critical Resources During COVID-19

The SCCM Ethics Committee prepared a guide entitled, Standard of Care Recommendations for Triaging Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 57:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to determine whether currently available pediatric illness severity scores can predict duration of critical care resource use.

   Estimated Time: 29:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Statistics, Triage

Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II Score as a Predictor of Hospital Mortality in Patients of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, APACHE II score was identified to be an effective clinical tool to predict mortality in COVID-19 patients compared with SOFA score and CURB65 score.

   Estimated Time: 25:51 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Who Will Live and Who Will Die? Recommendations to Improve Survival

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors discuss the major issues related to ICU triage and try to give recommendations where appropriate but also give different choices for certain issues for countries based on what is best for them.

Society of Critical Care Medicine Crisis Standard of Care Recommendations for Triaging Critical Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of these recommendations is to provide a transparent, equitable, and consistent approach to allocation of scarce resources during a COVID-19-declared emergency in which crisis standards of care have been implemented.

   Estimated Time: 09:57 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Triage

Patient & Family Communication

This presentation is an overview of communicating strategies for dealing with COVID-19 patients and their families. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

   Estimated Time: 16:31 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19