Severe Febrile Respiratory Illnesses as a Cause of Mass Critical Care
Sandrock, C.E. (2008). Severe Febrile Respiratory Illnesses as a Cause of Mass Critical Care. Respiratory Care. 53(1):40-53.
The author reviews the agents that could necessitate the need for mass critical care of patients with severe febrile respiratory illness, as well as associated infection control protocols and personal protective equipment requirements, including those for procedures that could result in a high rate of disease transmission. Planning considerations are included, as are general treatment principles and research supporting lung ventilation protocols.