Critical Care & Emergencies

N95 Re-Use Instructions:

Guidelines:

Stanford: N95 masks can be decontaminated without decreasing filtration efficiency using 70C heat for 30 min. Alcohol and bleach should not be used.” (via @CMichaelGibson see Tweet)

“…among patients with COVID-19 infection, clinicians are advised to only measure troponin if the diagnosis of acute MI is being considered on clinical grounds and an abnormal troponin should not be considered evidence for an acute MI without corroborating evidence.”

Podcasts:

Videos:

Practical Advice: PPE Pearls

COVID Ethics: Should clinicians see patients without appropriate PPE?

Reviews:

Selected Articles:

“Coronaviruses have not shown to cause a more severe disease in immunosuppressed patients. For this family of viruses the host innate immune response appears the main driver of lung tissue damage during infection.”

News & Perspectives:

COVID-19 Critical Care: This page will be updated as often as necessary and will be fixed in the right column on our homepage.

 


Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Practical Considerations and Management Strategy for Intensivists (free studies and reviews)

 

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs – The BMJ (free)

See also: Latest Research on the COVID-19 Outbreak (free resources)

 

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NICE Guideline: Acute Kidney Injury

5 Jan, 2020 | 14:22h | UTC

Homepage: CPR Guidelines (free summaries and infographics)

– 2019 Highlights – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 FAQ – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 Infographic – ACLS Guidelines Update

– 2019 Infographic – PALS Guidelines Update

Original Guidelines: AHA Updates on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (free) AND AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support (free)

 

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Guidelines for safe transfer of the brain‐injured patient: trauma and stroke, 2019 – Anaesthesia (free)

 

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Difficult Airway Society guidelines for awake tracheal intubation (ATI) in adults – Anaesthesia (free)

 

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A management algorithm for patients with intracranial pressure monitoring: the Seattle International Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Conference (SIBICC) – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

 

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Review: Ultrasonography of the Lung

10 Oct, 2019 | 09:07h | UTC

Chlorhexidine bathing of the critically ill for the prevention of hospital‐acquired infection – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Bathing critically ill patients with chlorhexidine to prevent hospital-acquired infections – Cochrane Library (free)

“Due to the very low-certainty evidence available, it is not clear whether bathing with chlorhexidine reduces hospital-acquired infections, mortality, or length of stay in the ICU”

 


The Task Force for the management of patients with supraventricular tachycardia of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC): Developed in collaboration with the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC) (free)

 

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How I manage intracranial hypertension – Critical Care (free)

 

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