Acute respiratory distress syndrome is severe and often fatal acute respiratory failure; characterized by diffuse inflammatory lung injury rapidly progressing to increased pulmonary vascular permeability, increased lung weight, and hypoxemia
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a respiratory tract infection with a newly recognized coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, thought to have originated as a zoonotic virus that has mutated or otherwise adapted in ways that allow human pathogenicity
There are different types of pneumonia. A different type is called community-acquired pneumonia. It develops in people who are not, and have not recently been, in the hospital or another type of health care facility.
Sepsis is a life-threatening systemic syndrome caused by a microbial infection and dysregulated physiologic response.
MIS-C is a recently described clinical syndrome in children and adolescents
SCCM's Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician provides online education to healthcare professionals who may benefit from critical care training. Be prepared with this free resource.
CHEST has pulled together these resources and materials for the medical teams, caretakers, the public, and media interested or impacted by 2019-nCoV. We will continue to update resources as new information is available.
Engage in five new treatment simulations from NEJM Group that range from a mild, self-limited, flu-like illness to life-threatening multiorgan failure.
Hear Chen Wang, MD, PhD, FCCP, describe how the Fangcang Shelter hospitals were employed for the admission of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients to stem infection spread. Her colleague Jieming Qu, MD, PhD highlights the approach in Shanghai
Safe Initiation And Management Of Mechanical Ventilation This issue paper aims to improve the safe initiation and management of mechanical ventilation. Published by the AARC and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in 2016.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation's acute care facilities.
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