Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019
Alhazzani, W., Moller, M., Arabi, Y., et al. (2020). Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Critical Care Medicine.
This document reflects the guidance of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel, composed of 36 experts from 12 countries. The panel issued 54 statements on: 1) infection control, 2) laboratory diagnosis and specimens, 3) hemodynamic support, 4) ventilatory support, and 5) COVID-19 therapy. Of the 54 statements, four are best practices, nine are strong recommendations, 35 are weak recommendations, and six questions have no recommendations. Accompanying infographics depict a summary of recommendations on managing patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and COVID-19 and a summary of recommendations on the initial management of hypoxic COVID-19 patients.