The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) released Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 20, 2020. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines on April 21, 2020 which are based on the SSC COVID-19 Guidelines. In a study from Wuhan, China more than half of patients with COVID-19 reported complications including sepsis, ARDs, acute cardiac injury, acute kidney injury, and secondary infection. This webinar will present an overview of the typical clinical progression of COVID-19. The new guidelines will be reviewed that address infection control, laboratory diagnosis/specimens, hemodynamic and ventilatory support, and drug therapy. The recommendations for patients needing critical care will be discussed along with their application in clinical practice.
Steven Q. Simpson, MD Professor of Medicine University of Kansas, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine