1:00 p.m.–1:40 p.m. Central
Natalie Yip, MD
New York City (NYC) was the epicenter of the American COVID-19 pandemic. Health care workers faced unprecedented challenges as their facilities were overwhelmed with critically ill patients. Join this session to hear the firsthand experiences of a NYC-based critical care physician during the crisis. The presenter will discuss observations, lessons learned, and the rapid evolution of data that occurred during this extraordinary time.
1:45 p.m.–2:25 p.m. Central
J. Brady Scott, MSc, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, FCCP
Placing patients with ARDS in the prone position improves oxygenation and mortality. It also appears to be an effective way to treat patient in hypoxemic respiratory failure from COVID-19. This lecture will describe the physiologic rationale and general management of patients placed in the prone position.
2:30 p.m.–3:10 p.m. Central
Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC
The primary phenotypes of COVID-19 have been described: Type L and Type H. These models generalize lung characteristics that influence the respiratory treatment for individual patients. This lecture will describe these distinct patterns and current evidence regarding how each should be managed clinically.
3:15 p.m.–3:55 p.m. Central
Arzu Ari, PhD, RRT, PT, CPFT, FAARC, FCCP
During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been concern regarding staff exposure from delivering aerosolized medications to patients with the disease. This lecture will cover practical strategies to safely deliver aerosolized medications to patients with COVID-19 with mild, moderate, and severe disease.