COVID-19 Updates March 2021
In recent weeks, there have been several important studies and guidelines published that have served to improve our understanding of treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection. In this podcast, we highlight the latest update from the SSC and discuss studies on convalescent plasma and IL-6 antagonists.
Updates in the Critical Care Management of COVID-19 Patients
There has been an explosion of literature on the evaluation and management of patients with COVID-19 infection. In this podcast, we discuss updates (as of June 2020) in the care of critically ill patients with COVID-19. We touch on non-invasive ventilation, mechanical ventilation, proning, and medication administration.
HFNC in COVID-19 Patients – Helpful or Harmful?
As we gain more experience managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection there has been a shift away from immediate intubation and towards more frequent use of non-invasive ventilatory strategies. Dr. Michael Allison joins CCPEM this podcast to discuss the latest evidence, controversies, and recommendations on the use of HFNC in COVID-19 patients.
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COVID-19: Toxicities of Potential Therapies
Currently, there is no approved treatment or proven therapy for COVID-19. As such, many have turned to treatments with little to no supporting evidence. In this podcast, we bring back EM Pharmacy extraordinaire Bryan Hayes to discuss information on the toxicities of potential therapies used in the management of patients with COVID-19.
Critical Care Management COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020
Our understanding and management of patients with COVID-19 infection continues to rapidly evolve, almost on a daily basis. In this podcast, we discuss current experience and thoughts on managing the critically ill patient with COVID-19 infection with attention to ventilator management.
COVID-19 Update – March 2020
In December 2019 a novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19) was identified as responsible for a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. As of March 2020, over 50 countries have identified patients who have tested (+) for COVID-19, with over 90,000 identified cases and more than 3000 deaths to date. As the discussion regarding COVID-19 rapidly evolves, it is important for clinicians to prepare locally and to review standards for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. In this podcast, we review the latest information on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with COVID-19 infection.