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SCCM has announced the cancelation of the 2022 Critical Care Congress in-person event and the postponement of the virtual event to April 18-21, 2022. Please visit for important details.

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. 

COVID-19 Vaccines

Looking for more information on COVID-19 vaccines? See resources from the CDC in the COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center

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COVID-19 Events

Find webcasts and other events geared to the ICU and non-ICU clinician.

SCCM Events Calendar

Upcoming and Previously
Recorded Webcasts


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. Applications are being accepted through mid-April.

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

2022 Critical Care Congress Thought Leaders: Critical Care Nurses and COVID-19
John J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT, FCCM, will bring his experiences and teaching enjoyment to SCCM’s 2022 Critical Care Congress, where he will lead the thought leader session “Critical Care Nurses and COVID-19.”
Posted: 1/13/2022 | 0 comments | 2022 Congress, Congress, COVID-19, Nursing, The Future of Critical Care

Managing Moral Distress During a Pandemic
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.
Posted: 12/17/2021 | 0 comments | COVID-19, Moral Distress, Well-Being

COVID-19 Experiences from the Front Lines
With the average rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 on the rise—and the delta and omicron variants causing concern—the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) asked members in states with high rates of infection to share their experience and advice. Here are some of their insights.
Posted: 12/16/2021 | 0 comments | COVID-19, COVID-19 Member Stories

Best Practices for Managing Staff Shortages
In SCCM's webcast “Best Practices for Managing Staff Shortages,” a multiprofessional panel of experts discussed how staffing challenges arise in overwhelmed healthcare systems and how they have managed staff shortages.
Posted: 12/16/2021 | 0 comments | Burnout, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Staff Shortages

Preparing Adult Clinicians to Treat Pediatric Patients
With the rise in cases among children across the country, more healthcare professionals who typically work with adult patients are being tasked with treating pediatric patients. SCCM’s latest blog post summarizes two webcasts SCCM hosted to help smooth this transition.
Posted: 12/10/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fundamentals, pediatrics