Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era
Halpern, N., Kaplan, L., Rausen, M., and Yang, J. (2020). Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era. (Added 9/15/2020.) Society of Critical Care Medicine.
This document - updated as needed - provides information on configuring ICUs based on lessons learned by hospitals that have cared for COVID-19 patients. Topics include increasing and managing ICU capacity, adapting various aspects of critical care delivery and the care environment, communicating with patients, providing emotional support to staff, and adjusting operations in other areas of the hospital.