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Infectious Complications of COVID-19; Infection Control in COVID-19

Infection Control and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) during COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content. 

Curriculum Topic: Infectious Complications & Management of COVID-19 Infection / Nosocomial

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, STOP VIRUS

Prolonged Anaphylaxis to Pfizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine: A Case Report and Mechanism of Action

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors describe a case of protracted anaphylaxis in a recipient of the BNT162b2

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Vaccines

Infection Control from the ED to the ICU: Triage to Transport

The care of patients with COVID-19 requires careful steps for preventing infection of staff and other patients throughout the continuum care from the emergency department to the ICU. This webinar consisted of an expert panel discussion of questions and case studies that addressed burning questions. Participants also received an infographic with pearls from the panel experts to help in their practice. Webcast Recorded on Friday, March 26, 2021

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE, Transport

Infographic: Infection Control from the Emergency Department to the ICU

This infographic resource details best practices to mitigate infection control from the ED to the ICU.

This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE, Transport

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.

Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, pediatrics

What are the recommendations for protection of healthcare professionals who perform aerosolized procedures?

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

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

SCCM’s 50th Critical Care Congress: Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines Therapeutics Update

From SCCM's 50th Critical Care Congress. Learn more about the guidelines therapeutics update and the methodology and its application to public health emergencies.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Antibiotic Stewardship Crisis during COVID-19

This resource covers antimicrobial stewardship concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

CDC Resources: Infection

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Infection   

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Post COVID-19, PPE, Reinfection, Resource Allocation, Virology

What do you think about the possibility of reinfection and poor clinical outcomes?

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 12, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

How do you achieve a balance between staff safety and PPE use and assessing 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 October 14, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

SCCM Pod-422 Procalcitonin in COVID-19 and Influenza-Related Secondary Bacterial Infections

Procalcitonin testing on admission seems to be a valuable piece of information for early risk assessment and ruling out bacterial co-infection in COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

Tokyo and New York: A Study in the Contrasting Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outcomes

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors examined the association between socioeconomic status and the rate of coronavirus disease 2019 infections using public data from Tokyo.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Statistics

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 exposure to aerosolized particles.

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 coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Procedures for COVID-19 Cohort Units: Building an Operating Room in a COVID-19 Cohort ICU

This presentation provides procedures for building COVID-19 cohort units. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

What is viral load and why are so many health workers getting sick?

This resource details the relationship between viral load and instances of COVID-19 sickness in healthcare workers. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Risk of Transmission, Virology

What is your advice for medical, nursing, and advanced practice provider students who want to continue learning and seeking out opportunities but who are barred from patient care because of the risk of transmission or lack of PPE?

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 8th, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

Letter to the Editor: Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors illustrate a proof of concept application of teleguidance to ultrasound-guided bedside procedures as an example of an innovative solution that has been used at their institution to maximize patient and provider safety in the COVID-19 era.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series

This webcast series engages a panel of critical care experts who will address questions from non-ICU clinicians caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are encouraged to ask about any related topics at the time of registration or live during the session.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

How is PPE allocated in your hospital? How are decisions made as to when to reuse it and when to discard it

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 Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE, Resource Allocation

When PPE resources are scarce, which aspect of PPE is most important for healthcare workers’ protection?

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 Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

What do you consider a high-risk aerosol-generating procedure?

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 Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

How should the decision be made as to whether a negative pressure isolation room is needed versus less strict forms of environmental controls?

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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Universal Preprocedural Testing for the Novel Coronavirus 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this letter to the editor, the authors recommend universal preprocedural testing and other interventions to safeguard healthcare personnel and patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control

Proposal for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Management

From Critical Care Explorations. During a pandemic, with limited resources, we should provide the safest and most effective care, while protecting caregivers.The authors propose ways to do that.

Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Comparing the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Guidelines

This webcast was an SCCM COVID-19 expert panel discussion comparing the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines with the newly released National Institutes of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies

SCCM/ACEP Presidents' Expert Panel: Unanticipated Consequences of Pandemic Care

This joint webinar was moderated by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Presidents, along with invited experts from both societies, to address difficult questions regarding managing COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Therapies, Triage

Using the Surviving Sepsis Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidelines - Anything New Yet?

From Critical Care Explorations. A letter to the editor of Critical Care Explorations about SSC COVID-19 Guidelines and the need to update these guideines and others regularly to help universally optimize sepsis care due to COVID-19 and help flatten the briskly rising morbidity and mortality curve.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hemodynamic Support, Infection Control, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

A Conceptual and Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events Due to Emerging Infectious Diseases

From Critical Care Explorations. This article addresses health care capacity strains and provides a framework for considering key resources during an acute surge event and an adaptable approach to the most common domains that should be addressed during the preparation for and response to acute surge events.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

Clinical Distancing and Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this commentary, the authors provide specific recommendations for the rapid implementation of clinical distancing techniques.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

What are your thoughts on COVID-19 transmission and testing?

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 15, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control, Risk of Transmission

What is recommended regarding the use of personal protective equipment when caring for patients with known or suspected 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 April 15, 2020.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

Emerging Data on Co-Infections and Secondary Infections in Patients With COVID-19

This presentation is an overview of the emerging data on co-infections and secondary infections seen with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

COVID-19 Managing Nutrition Support for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients - Held in partnership with ASPEN

This pre-recorded webinar presents an overview of the nutritional management of the critically ill patient with COVID-19 infection and addresses the vital need for nutrition, nutritional requirements, and the appropriate indications and management of enteral and parenteral nutrition in the context of COVID-19 management.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition

COVID-19 Integrating Critical Care Pharmacists into Safe and Effective Care Delivery in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

This interactive webinar focused on key elements of critical care pharmacotherapy and pharmacy operations in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Therapies

SCCM Pod-409 SSC COVID-19 Guidelines

Explore the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Alhazzani W, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar 27; Epub ahead of print) with host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and authors Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, and Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Clinical Perspectives: The Front Lines

This webinar discusses COVID-19 cases from the front-line at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Recorded on: April 17, 2020

Case Presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Ventilatory Support

Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines (Chinese Translation)

COVID-19 Guideline Resource. SCCM has released its Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 guidelines to manage critically ill adults with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines: Infection Control & Testing Recommendations Chart

COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource regarding infection control and testing when treating COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control

Nutrition Support for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Disease:​ Top 10 Key Recommendations

This presentation is an overview of proper nutrition recommendations approved by SCCM and ASPEN for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition

Proper Transport of Patients With COVID-19 From Hospital to Hospital

This presentation is an overview of proper transport procedures of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Transport

Proper Transport of Patients With COVID-19 Within the Hospital

This presentation is an overview of proper transport procedures of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Transport

Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care

Nutrition recommendations for caring for the critically ill patient with COVID-19. Joint Recommendations from SCCM and ASPEN.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition

What is the current evidence for PPE recommendations and what are some of the conservation strategies being used?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

What is the isolation protocol when patients test negative for COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Webcast participants were able to learn more about the recommendations included in the guidelines regarding infection control, laboratory diagnosis and specimens, hemodynamic support, ventilatory support

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control, Supportive Care, Therapies