In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may need to upskill, renew, or review their knowledge and skills for redeployment to critical care. In collaboration with clinicians, educators, and scientists from the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), the Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness (CCEPP) project was created. The team worked together to build the Quick ICU Training for COVID-19 website to provide quick, accessible learning resources and reference materials to non-intensive care clinicians.
The site serves as a quick reference guide for both practice-based and simulation-based learning through a variety of learning resources: quick-reference pocket cards, short lectures, procedural videos, and additional resources. Learners are also able to check their knowledge on each topic after reviewing the provided resources. An array of related topics are covered including airway, breathing, circulation, disability/sedation, environment and personal protective equipment, as well as general ICU care. In addition to the learning resources, each of these topics include a short description of its importance, who it is relevant to, and the healthcare professional’s potential role.
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the website will be updated and expanded accordingly. The CCEPP organizers welcome your feedback to improve this progressive yet important learning resource.
CPD encourages all healthcare professionals—who are either currently or potentially redeployed—to review the website and learning resources.