ATA Spotlight on COVID-19: Scaling ICU Beds and Capabilities
ATA COVID-19 Response Webinar Series
It is projected that there will not be enough ICU beds to meet the surge of COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization. Given the nature of the virus and the risk of infection for healthcare providers (HCPs), there is also a projected shortage of intensivists and critical care nurses to treat these patients. In a survey conducted by the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), of more than 4,800 critical care providers surveyed, only 29.5% said their ICU is equipped with a telemedicine system that could be used to manage acute COVID patients.
Watch this webinar and learn about how health systems have been leveraging telehealth and digital services to scale for the upsurge and unique needs of critically ill patients requiring stays in the ICU.