COVID-19 Response

Resources for healthcare professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly developing and deploying resources to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

 

COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center

The COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center offers hundreds of educational materials developed for clinicians to adopt the latest best practices for treating patients with COVID-19.

Non-ICU Clinician Resources and Training

Are you a non-ICU clinician who can benefit from critical care training? Access SCCM's complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians, as well as webcasts. 

Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines

SCCM has released its Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 guidelines to manage critically ill adults with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. This guideline is updated as new evidence becomes available. 

SCCM COVID-19 Journal Articles

COVID-19 studies are being published rapidly. Find the latest articles from Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Critical Care Explorations. 

Mechanical Ventilation Strategies

Strategies for augmenting ventilator supply and staff, risks of multiple patients on a single ventilator, and what to do what you are out of options.

COVID-19: What's Next

View content from the live event and ensure you are well equipped with COVID-19 information and clinical knowledge.


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Calls for Volunteers

Utilize SCCM to coordinate a call for volunteers to COVID-19 hot spots.

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Research Initiatives and Collaboratives

Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study COVID-19 Registry

The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 is registry of current hospital care patterns to allow evaluations of safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices and to determine the variations in practice across hospitals.

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection - Preparedness

SARI-PREP is a multicenter consortium funded by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is being assembled with the goal of providing the infrastructure to rapidly collect prospective data on clinical risks and outcomes, hospital-level stress, and biologic specimens that will aid in the rapid development of diagnostic and treatment approaches.

STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative

Adult ICUs participating in the VIRUS Registry with at least 3-6 months of data and are located within the United States or its Territories, are invited to apply for a new SCCM collaborative being launched in February 2021. The collaborative, which will be open to twenty sites, is entitled STOP-VIRUS (Structured Team-based Optimal Patient-centered care for virus covid-19). There is no fee to participate. The application period is now closed.

Share Your Story

Please share your COVID-19 pearls with us! Examples include:

  • Why has the pandemic made you proud to be in critical care?
  • How has your team come together to fight COVID-19?
  • What care are you finding most effective?
  • What do you find most challenging about being in an ICU right now?
  • Do you have any advice for healthcare professionals?
  • Has your personal/family life been impacted because of self-isolation and, if so, how are you coping?

Latest from the Critical Connections Blog

Discovery VIRUS Registry Outcomes and STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative
The first outcomes of VIRUS were recently published in Critical Care Medicine. More than 20 manuscripts are being prepared for publication during the next several months. Additionally, sites have been invited to submit ancillary study ideas drawing on registry data. Of the 150 proposed, more than 60 have been approved.
 
Join the registry today and contribute to this important data collection.
Posted: 2/19/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, Discovery Research Network, Statistics

Tocilizumab May Reduce Mortality in Certain COVID-19 Patients
Two recent trials suggest that immune-damping drugs such as tocilizumab may reduce mortality in patients with severe COVID-19.
Posted: 2/19/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pharmacology, Therapies

A Shot in The Dark: COVID-19 Vaccine Update
A January 8, 2021, SCCM webcast focusing on COVD-19 vaccination served as a primer for healthcare professionals who will be among the first to receive vaccines.
Posted: 1/15/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

The Difficult Path Ahead: We Hear You and Are Here for You
SCCM released a statement to media imploring the public to rise to the challenge and follow recommended public health measures, such as mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene, avoiding large groups and staying home as much as possible. 
Posted: 11/20/2020 | 0 comments | COVID-19, Emergency Response, Mental Health, Resource Allocation

Concise Critical Appraisal: Is CPR Futile for COVID-19 Patients?
Is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) futile in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 experiencing cardiac arrest? A study recently published in Critical Care Medicine sought to answer this question and provide more data around outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with COVID-19.
Posted: 11/11/2020 | 0 comments | Concise Critical Appraisal, COVID-19, Resuscitation