Lessons for intensive care units in COVID-19 pandemic-moving towards sustainability

Prashant Nasa, Ruchi Nasa, Aanchal Singh

Abstract


The Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has inundated critical care services globally. The intensive care units (ICUs) and critical care providers have been forefront of this pandemic, evolving continuously from experiences and emerging evidence. In this review, we discuss the key lessons from the ongoing wave of COVID-19 pandemic and preparations for a future surge or second wave. The model of sustainable critical care services should be based on 1) infrastructure development, 2) preparation and training of manpower, 3) implementing standard of care and infection control, 4) sustained supply-chain and finally, and 5) surge planning.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/dcc.v7n3p1

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