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Joint Statement of the Critical Care Society Collaborative to the US Congress and the Trump Administration

COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. Production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment.


Renal Issues Related to COVID-19

This is presentation covers the renal issues that can attributed to COVID-19 infection. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Scaled Pandemic Preparedness: From Large Medical Center to Community Hospital - What Do You Need To Do?

The webcast covered how to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, with lessons learned from hospitals in the Houston area that already established special isolation units.


How is ECMO being used in patients with COVID-19?

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


Because patients with COVID-19 seem to remain intubated for long periods of time, do you have any recommendations regarding early versus late tracheostomy?

It seems COVID-19 patients remain intubated for a long period of time. Do you have any recommendations for early vs. late tracheostomy?


Do you have any comments on airway management, instrumentation, or intubation protocols?

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


What are the recommendations for proning in patients with COVID-19 and how early should proning be instituted?

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


What are the limits of PEEP and plateau pressure?

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


What are your thoughts about using glucocorticoids in patients with severe ARDS secondary to COVID-19 who remain intubated after 7 days?

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


What is the role of antibody testing, and what is the PCR turnaround time, and the sensitivity and specificity?

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


What are your experiences with triaging patients in the ICU at your institution?

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


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.


Despite limited experience, have you seen a pattern of cardiac injury and sudden cardiac decompensation in patients with COVID-19?

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


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.


SCCM Member Volunteers to Care for NYC COVID-19 Patients

SCCM member Gregory Margolin, DO, FCCP, FCCM, will be volunteering in New York City next week. He has been treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 at his hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will continue his efforts by treating patients at the Javits Center, the convention center in Manhattan repurposed for COVID-19 overflow.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines: Therapy Recommendation Chart

COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource when choosing therapeutic options for treating COVID-19 patients.


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


ICU Readiness Assessment: We Are Not Prepared for COVID-19

Nearly 5000 U.S. intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians say that their ICUs are not prepared for the potential onslaught of COVID-19 patients. According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Readiness Assessment, their specific concerns range from shortages of supplies and staff, patient surge and overcrowding, and personal protective equipment.


Critical Care Physician Tapped to Lead COVID-19 Testing Efforts

Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, a prominent critical care physician who has a long history of membership and involvement with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), has been tapped to lead one of the most important missions in the government's COVID-19 response.


SCCM Member Provides Remote Disaster Response to Italy

SCCM Member and disaster management expert Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, is helping Italy remotely with their COVID-19 response plans. Dr. Baldisseri shares her knowledge about the situation in Italy and talks about what drives her to respond in times of crisis.


COVID-19 Guidelines

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians

Free COVID-19 educational programs and webcasts for clinicains that may need additional critical care training. 


United States Resource Availability for COVID-19

With the onset of COVID-19, and the strong possibility of large percentages of the U.S. population being admitted to the hospital and intensive care unit (ICU), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has updated its statistics on critical care resources available in the United States.


Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus

Concern over the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is growing. It is vital that those on the frontlines be prepared. This article highlights several strategic goals and special considerations related to caring for a critically ill patient who can transmit a deadly disease to you, your staff, or others in your hospital.


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