SARS-CoV-2 has caused 117 799 584 cases of COVID-19 across the world,1 and to date it has caused 529 301 deaths in the United States.2 The care of critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection has rapidly evolved, and health care workers have adapted to the complex care these patients require.3 One of the various challenges has been the delivery of medications by infusion pumps placed outside of patients’ rooms, and we read with interest the manuscript by Blake et al.4 By placing infusion pumps outside of patients’ rooms, the distance between the pumps and the patient has significantly increased. Unstable critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection are receiving medications (eg, sedatives, vasopressors, fluid boluses) administered by infusion pumps through very long intravenous (IV) tubing. The time it takes for the medications to travel the additional distance imposed by the long IV tubing may vary. Adverse clinical...
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Letters to the Editor| June 15 2021
Letters to the Editor
Daniel Puebla Neira, MD;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2021) 32 (2): 152–153.
Daniel Puebla Neira, Justin Seashore; Letters to the Editor. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 June 2021; 32 (2): 152–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2021801
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