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5. Care of Critically Ill Patients

Summary

A nurse caring for a critically ill COVID patient.

Source: U.S. Navy Imagery, CC BY 2.0

This section covers the management of critically ill patients. It describes infection control procedures, the hemodynamic management of patients, and procedures for oxygenation and ventilation. It includes recommendations related to patients with acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, the efficacy of broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy, and data related to the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with COVID-19 and refractory hypoxemia.

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