Rapid, multimodal, critical care knowledge-sharing platform for covid-19 pandemic

Amra Sakusic, Dragana Markotic, Yue Dong, Emir Festic, Vladimir Krajinovic, Zoran Todorovic, Alan Sustic, Natasa Milivojevic, Milka Jandric, Srdjan Gavrilovic, Alexander S. Niven, Pedja Kovacevic, Ognjen Gajic

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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 YouTube™ between March and May 2020, supplemented by a dedicated webpage. The intervention was reinforced using a secure social media platform (Viber™) providing continuous rapid knowledge exchange among faculty and learners. A high level of engagement was observed with over 2,000 clinicians participating and actively interacting over a six-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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalBosnian journal of basic medical sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • COVID 19
  • Critical illness
  • Education
  • Global health
  • Intensive care unit
  • Knowledge sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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