The sudden surge in cases of COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges in the care of critically ill patients with the disease. A disease-focused checklist was developed to supplement and streamline the existing structure of rounds during a time of significant resource constraint. A total of 51 critical care consultants across multiple specialties at a tertiary academic medical center were surveyed regarding their preference for a structured checklist. Among the respondents, 82% were in favor of a disease-focused checklist. Mechanical ventilation parameters, rescue ventilation strategies, sedation regimens, inflammatory markers specific to COVID-19, and family communication were the elements most commonly identified as being important for inclusion in such a checklist.
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Brief Report| May 01 2021
Pragmatic Disease-Focused Checklist for Use During Rounding on Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19
Somnath Bose, MD;
Somnath Bose is assistant professor of anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Corresponding author: Somnath Bose, MD, FASA, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1 Deaconess Rd, Rosenberg 470, Boston, MA 02215 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Akiva Leibowitz, MD
Am J Crit Care (2021) 30 (3): 238–241.
Somnath Bose, Akiva Leibowitz; Pragmatic Disease-Focused Checklist for Use During Rounding on Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Am J Crit Care 1 May 2021; 30 (3): 238–241. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2021697
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