Managing ICU surge during the COVID-19 crisis: Rapid Guidelines

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Managing ICU surge during the COVID-19 crisis: Rapid Guidelines

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Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, clinicians and policy makers require urgent review and summary of literature, and synthesis of evidence-based guidelines to inform practice.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-05-17

Citation

Shadman Aziz, Yaseen M. Arabi, Waleed Alhazzani, Laura Evans, GiuseppeCiterio, Katherine Fischkoff, Jorge Salluh, Geert Meyfroidt, Fayez Alshamsi, Simon Oczkowski, Elie Azoulay, Amy Price, Lisa Burry, Amy Dzierba, Andrew Benintende, Jill Morgan, Giacomo Grasselli, Andrew Rhodes, Morten Hylander Møller, Larry Chu, ShellySchwedhelm, John J. Lowe, Du Bin, Michael D. Christian. 2020. "Managing ICU surge during the COVID-19 crisis: Rapid Guidelines." Intensive Care Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-020-06092-5

Abstract

Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, clinicians and policy makers require urgent review and summary of literature, and synthesis of evidence-based guidelines to inform practice. The WHO advocates for rapid reviews in these circumstances. The purpose of this rapid guideline is to provide recommendations on the organisational management of intensive care units (ICU) caring for patients with COVID-19 including: planning a crisis surge response; crisis surge response strategies; triage, supporting families and staff.

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