Sesión 11/04/2020 International PICU-COVID 19 Collaboration

Minutes from the 11 April call: Slides and chat session for each of the items on the agenda below are attached here as pdfs. Also, see links to podcasts and videos of past meetings below. 

  • 17:30—International Point Prevalence Survey
  • 17:30—17:45 EDT —
  • CDC Funds Adrienne Randolph for Pediatric Study
  • Follow-up from Suyun Qian, MD — Beijing
  • Adaptive International Survey — Katri Typpo, MD
  • Situation report—New York City: Drs. Steve Kernie & Bruce Greenwald
  • 17:45—18:00 EDT — Single Center Adult Experience, King’s College London, Drs. Phil Hopkins & Akash Deep
  • 18:00—18:15 — Q & A– JAMA Associate Editor — Derek Angus, MD
  • 18:15—18:30 —ILCOR Interim Guidance for Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support for
    Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19—Drs. Alexis Topjian, Monica Kleinman & Gabrielle Nuthall

To access the video recordings or podcasts for all of the International PICU-COVID-19 Collaboration calls (18 & 21 & 25 & 28 March, 1 & 4 & 11 April)

YouTube (audio/visual): 

SoundCloud (audio only): 

Research Announcements

  1. The CDC announced funding this week for a pediatric COVID-19 Study: Dr. Adrienne Randolph was awarded this grant as the PI, with Boston Children’s Hospital as the Coordinating Center, of a network of up to 30 large pediatric centers to provide real-time surveillance and reporting in up to 800 pediatric patients, and a sub-study that will collect biospecimens in up to 400 pediatric patients, to understand the host immune response to COVID-19.
  2. In addition, the CDC continues to fund The PALISI Pediatric Intensive Care Influenza and Emerging Pathogens (PICFLU-EP) Networkwill be initiating multicenter data collection within the next two weeks to better understand the clinical care and outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to the PICU.  To learn more about this important study, including how you could potentially join the PICFLU-EP Network and this initiative, please contact Dr. Adrienne Randolph at

Where to collaborate day-by-day?

There are many excellent social media resources to utilize to keep up on the day-to-day conversation—all have strengths and limitations—four to bring to your attention (all shared protocols from this group will be distributed to this DL and to these social media sites):

  1. Twitter:—-Sapna Kudchadkar (Hopkins) is carefully curating the material that gets posted on this link.
  2.    PC3N:– Online forum to two leaders per institution: division chief and a clinical leader (e.g., PICU medical director, COVID-19 PICU response leader, etc). For more information:
  3. Barry Markovitz (CHLA) will continue to assure only high quality material is posted here.

Database opportunity

  • VPS is hosting both an e-mail discussion group and a daily survey with a frequently updated dashboard of results tracking North American PICU’s Covid19 experience. The email discussion is open to all PICUs.  The survey is for North American PICUs. They can be joined by e-mailing
  • The PICU COVID-19 Adaptive International Survey – is looking for more participation from worldwide sites. This intent of this weekly survey is to share current practices surrounding care of pediatric COVID-19 patients who are critically ill.  The survey is launched each Wednesday and each Friday results are sent out to participants.  You can also review the weekly updated data every Friday at (no password is needed). If your site would like to participate, please use this link to enter the contact information for your site representative:

Monitoring opportunity

Etiometry has announced the availability of a new «telemedicine view» for its T3 software that enables it to simultaneously remotely monitor and manage a large number of mechanically ventilated patients.  Detailed patient trend views allow rapid access to vital signs, labs, ventilation parameters, calculated measures such as SF and PF ratios, OI, OSI and several novel risk algorithms. Please contact the company directly to learn more.

Susan A. Kourtis

Administrative Associate | Critical Care
Assistant to Dr. Jeffrey Burns
Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, BCH 3075, Boston, MA 02115

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