Wednesday, April 01, 2020

COCA Call (Thursday): Clinical Management of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19


As the number of COVID-19 cases surge across the nation the CDC continues to issue new guidance to all sectors of the public on dealing with this pandemic. One of their primary ways of conveying information to Clinicians and others in the Healthcare field is through COCA (Clinician Outreach & Communication Activity) Calls; essentially 1 hour webinars.
These presentations are often technical, and are of greatest interest to clinicians and healthcare providers, but also may be of interest to the general public.
The next COCA call will be held live on Thursday, April 2, 2020 frm 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Due to the high demand, individuals are encouraged to view the live presentation on Facebook, or alternatively, watch the archived presentation which should be made available within a few hours.

First details on tomorrow's presentation, followed by a list of archived COCA calls on COVID-19 you may have missed.

Clinical Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we encourage participants to consider viewing on Facebook. To see the call live, please click on COCA’s Facebook Page.
During this COCA Call, clinicians will provide an overview of the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients, including case presentations of critically ill adults and clinical management challenges, and summarize recently published guidelines on clinical management of critically ill adults.
CAPT Tim Uyeki, MD
Clinical Team Lead
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Bundesmann, MD, FCCP
Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, EvergreenHealth
Kirkland, WA

Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Call Materials
No Slides at this time
No Call Transcript at this time
Call Details

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Watch on Facebook: You may also participate in this COCA Call by joining COCA’s Facebook Live.
Webinar Link:
Dial In:
US: +1 669 254 5252
or +1 646 828 7666
International numbers
iPhone one-tap:
+16692545252,,1613334029# or +16468287666,,1613334029#
Webinar ID: 161 333 4029

Over the past two months the CDC has produced 8 other COVID-19 COCA calls (all archived and available at the links below).
COCA Call: March 27, 2020 – Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
COCA Call: March 25, 2020 – COVID-19 Update: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
COCA Call: March 17, 2020 – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Information for Long-term Care Facilities 
COCA Call: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations, March 13 2020 
COCA Call: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—Information for Clinicians Caring for Children and Pregnant Women, March 12 2020 
COCA Call: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States, March 5 2020 
COCA Now: MMWR Updates: Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak; and Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020 
COCA Now: Shipping of CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Test Kits BeginsCOCA Call: January 31, 2020 – Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—Interim Guidance for Clinicians