Rapid, multimodal, critical care knowledge-sharing platform for COVID-19 pandemics

  • Amra Sakusic epartment of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Emergency and Perioperative Medicine (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5810-5292
  • Dragana Markotic University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6765-766X
  • Yue Dong Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Emergency and Perioperative Medicine (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1737-6536
  • Emir Festic Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2002-4248
  • Vladimir Krajinovic Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2537-707X
  • Zoran Todorovic Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; University Medical Center “Bezanijska kosa”, Belgrade, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8869-9976
  • Alan Sustic Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8393-4332
  • Natasa Milivojevic Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6982-4628
  • Milka Jandric Medical Intensive Care Unit, University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Srdjan Gavrilovic Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7752-3833
  • Alexander Niven Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Emergency and Perioperative Medicine (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0891-9495
  • Pedja Kovacevic Medical Intensive Care Unit, University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6654-5351
  • Ognjen Gajic Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Emergency and Perioperative Medicine (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Keywords: COVID 19, intensive care unit, critical illness, education, knowledge sharing, global health

Abstract

In many areas of the world, critical care providers caring for COVID-19 patients lacked specific knowledge and were exposed to the abundance of new and unfiltered information. With support from the World Health Organization, we created a multimodal tele-education intervention to rapidly share critical care knowledge related to COVID-19 targeting providers in a region of Southeastern Europe. We delivered 60-minute weekly interactive tele-education sessions over YouTubeTM between March 2020 and May 2020, supplemented by a dedicated webpage. The intervention was reinforced using a secure social media platform (ViberTM), providing continuous rapid knowledge exchange among faculty and learners. A high level of engagement was observed, with over 2000 clinicians participating and actively interacting over a 6-week period. Surveyed participants were highly satisfied with the intervention. Tele-education interventions using social media platforms are feasible, low-cost, and effective methods to share knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rapid, multimodal, critical care knowledge-sharing platform for COVID-19 pandemics
Published
2021-02-01
How to Cite
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Sakusic A, Markotic D, Dong Y, Festic E, Krajinovic V, Todorovic Z, Sustic A, Milivojevic N, Jandric M, Gavrilovic S, Niven A, Kovacevic P, Gajic O. Rapid, multimodal, critical care knowledge-sharing platform for COVID-19 pandemics. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2021Feb.1 [cited 2021Jan.20];21(1):93-7. Available from: https://bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/4934
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New and Emerging Methods