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Critical Care

In addition to pulmonary disease, critically ill patients with COVID-19 may experience cardiac, hepatic, renal, and central nervous system disease.

Critical Care Summary Recommendations

Review the Panel’s recommendations for caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19.

General Considerations

This section offers guidance on sedation management, post-intensive care syndrome, and more.

Infection Control

The Panel provides recommendations on SARS-CoV-2 infection control for health care workers.


Some patients with COVID-19 may require fluid resuscitation or hemodynamic management of shock.

Oxygenation and Ventilation

The Panel provides recommendations on respiratory support for adults with severe COVID-19.

Acute Kidney Injury

Learn about options for renal replacement therapy for COVID-19 patients with acute kidney injury.

Pharmacologic Interventions

Treating COVID-19 may involve the use of antiviral agents, immunomodulators, and/or antimicrobials.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The Panel provides information and resources on the use of ECMO in patients with COVID-19.