Patient Care in Rapid-expansion Intensive Care Units During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Jade I. Basem; Anna F. Roth; Robert S. White; Virginia E. Tangel; Silis Y. Jiang; Jacky M. Choi; Katherine L. Hoffman; Edward J. Schenck; Zachary A. Turnbull; Kane O. Pryor; Natalia S. Ivascu; Stavros G. Memtsoudis; Peter A. Goldstein


BMC Anesthesiol. 2022;22(209) 

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Rapidly expanding ICU capacity for the care of critically ill patients during a surge in need in the midst of a pandemic is feasible. If appropriate resources – staff, material, space – are immediately available, such care can be provided safely and effectively. In the context of a surge in infections and increase in hospitalization and ICU admission rates arising from the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, these results provide support for the continued deployment of rapid Expansion-ICUs.