Volume 31 | Issue 3

Increased Interest in Critical Care Among Anesthesia Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Shahla Siddiqui, MBBS, MSc (Medical ethics)

The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique crisis in healthcare across the world. Due to the shortage of staff to cover surge intensive care units in many hospitals, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, among other organizations, recommended a tiered approach to forming surge capacity teams for coverage of additional critical care beds. These models seek to extend the expertise and oversight of intensivists, and other critical care professionals, to a greater number of patients via a multidisciplinary team.

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