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In brief: what’s new and notable in critical care

Explore research into cardiogenic shock as it relates to 30-day mortality, a flowchart for noninvasive ventilation, and an interactive infographic about respiratory syncytial virus.


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Critical care resources for patients and clinicians

Clinician education resources to explore

Algorithm for Initiation of Noninvasive Ventilation
INFOGRAPHIC

Algorithm for Initiation of Noninvasive Ventilation

This flowchart is based on the Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness guideline from CHEST.

Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19
GUIDELINE

Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19

This guideline provides recommendations for managing four arterial (pro)thrombotic medical conditions in patients with COVID-19.

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PODCAST

Reviewing RSV in Immunocompromised Adults

Dr. Ryan Maves speaks with Dr. Kelly Pennington about how clinicians can help patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) achieve their best outcomes.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Measuring the Impact and Vaccine Prevention

Review this interactive infographic to learn how to identify RSV pathophysiology; describe risk factors, impact, and potential complications of RSV in older adults; relate the importance of protecting older adults at risk for serious complications as a result of respiratory comorbidities; and implement new and emerging vaccines.

Supported by an independent medical educational grant from GSK.

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Critical care news and notes

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CHEST DAILY NEWS

Critical care year in review sessions contextualize recent advances
Experts provided an overview of recent impactful papers highlighting advances in neurocritical care, nonpulmonary critical care, and mechanical ventilation and respiratory support.

Debate continues on benefits of POCUS use in the ICU
Experts addressed the advantages and pitfalls of diaphragm ultrasound and venous excess ultrasound.

Invasive and noninvasive devices alike have roles in diagnosing undifferentiated shock
A session provided an overview of the available tools for determining the etiology of shock and their real-world usage.

ICU physicians discuss challenges of conducting effective bedside rounds
A panel of critical care physicians discussed various techniques and tools for conducting rounds and teaching during rounds in the ICU.

PULMONOLOGY DATA TRENDS 2023

Addressing Physician Burnout in Pulmonology and Critical Carek
Explore infographics on reported rates of burnout, common manifestations of burnout, and how to combat it among health care workers.

CRITICAL CARE COMMENTARY

Should intensivists place PEG tubes in critically ill patients?
The practice of initiating early and adequate nutrition in critically ill patients is a cornerstone of ICU management.

NONRESPIRATORY CRITICAL CARE SECTION

Addressing disparities in goals-of-care conversations
Goals-of-care discussions are essential to management of the ICU patient.

PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE SECTION

PalliPulm: Time to expand our arsenal
Despite the high symptom burden, palliative care is less common in patients with COPD.

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