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This presentation is an overview of symptoms, diagnosis and mortality concerns seen when treating pediatric patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
Acute inpatient care - and critical care in particular - has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways. Hospital entry screening, reduction or near-elimination of visitation, universal masks, and concerns regarding the supply of beds, medications, personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and ICU team members are chief among the changes. But these are not the only changes that now characterize our daily work and workflow.
This presentation reviews how clinicians are sharing COVID-19 stories and management information through an online communication tool during the pandemic. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation is an overview of why health literacy considerations are important when communicating with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation is an overview of the use of non-FDA approved respirators when treating COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
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.
COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource when choosing ventilation options for managing COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource when choosing hemodynamic options for managing COVID-19 patients.
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.
This presentation is an overview of proper transport procedures of COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
SCCM COVID-19 Report. Nearly 5,000 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 Report, their specific concerns range from shortages of supplies and staff, patient surge and overcrowding, and personal protective equipment.
Nutrition recommendations for caring for the critically ill patient with COVID-19. Joint Recommendations from SCCM and ASPEN.
Extenuating circumstances call for extraordinary coping. During this webcast, James C. Jackson, PsyD, and Megan Hosey, PhD, described common mental health symptoms that clinicians may experience during this crisis.
COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. This joint society consensus statement provides advice to clinicians considering placing multiple patients on a single mechanical ventilator.
COVID-19 SSC Guidelines Infographic. This rapid resource is aligned with the SSC COVID-19 Guidelines.
COVID-19 Checklist (Spanish Version). This checklist can be used to help prepare your institution during the COVID-19 surge.
COVID-19 Checklist. This checklist can be used to help prepare your institution during the COVID-19 surge.
COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announce their plans to collaborate to address the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. Production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment.
This is presentation covers the renal issues that can attributed to COVID-19 infection. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
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.
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.
It seems COVID-19 patients remain intubated for a long period of time. Do you have any recommendations for early vs. late tracheostomy?
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.
COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource when choosing therapeutic options for treating COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 Guideline Resource.
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
Nearly 5,000 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.
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 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.
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Free COVID-19 educational programs and webcasts for clinicains that may need additional critical care training.
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.
This Critical Care Medicine aims to describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to compare these features with patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to other etiologies.
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:
This Critical Care Medicine article summarizes current concepts on preventing occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers.
This Critical Care Medicine article provides a conceptual and clinical review of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
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This Critical Care Medicine article aims to review the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, diagnosis, and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a critical care perspective.
The 2003 global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) provided numerous challenges to the delivery of critical care. The Toronto critical care community has learned important lessons from SARS, which will help in preparation for future disease outbreaks.(Crit Care Med 2005; 33[Suppl.]:S53–S60)
Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.
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.
This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?"
Natural disasters, industrial accidents , terrorism attacks, and pandemics all have the capacity to result in large numbers of critically ill or injured patients. This supplement provides suggestions for all of those involved in a disaster or pandemic with multiple critically ill patients, including front-line clinicians, hospital administrators, professional societies, and public health or government officials.
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.
SCCM assists the critical care community during disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates.