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Randy S. Wax, MD, and Marie Baldisseri, MD, FCCM, discuss disaster management and their relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Barbara McLean, ACNP, CCNS-NP, discusses her recent volunteer efforts in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the area. McLean discusses general disaster management strategies as well as patient populations and care challenges specific to the event.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources and references related to Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). AFM is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information about how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.
This review assess the evidence for diagnostic tests and therapies for transverse myelitis (Neurology Dec 2011, 77 (24) 2128-2134).
The 2003 global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) provided numerous challenges to the delivery of critical care. The Toronto critical care community has learned important lessons from SARS, which will help in preparation for future disease outbreaks.(Crit Care Med 2005; 33[Suppl.]:S53–S60)
This Critical Care Medicine article aims to review the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, diagnosis, and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a critical care perspective.
This Critical Care Medicine article provides a conceptual and clinical review of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
(Crit Care Med 2015; 43:1283-1290)
This Critical Care Medicine article summarizes current concepts on preventing occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers.
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.
This Critical Care Medicine aims to describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to compare these features with patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to other etiologies.
Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a year have occurred worldwide, which is close to twice the occurrence in the 1980s and early 1990s.
When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disaster outcome. However, if there is a high number of victims with complex injuries and available resources are limited, how those resources are used will determine the outcome for some individuals.
In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals), and space (room to accommodate patients, providers, and equipment).
This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Pandemics Cross Borders.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress on disaster preparedness.
To help understand what moral distress looks like and how to manage and prevent it, the Society of Critical Care Medicine recently hosted the webcast Managing Moral Distress During a Pandemic.
COVID-19 - - Quick Reference Chart. This chart is to be used as a rapid resource when choosing therapeutic options for treating COVID-19 patients.
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.