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High-Consequence Pathogens

SCCM provides resources for various high-consequence pathogens.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has developed resources for various high-consequence pathogens.


Find extensive resources for healthcare professionals developed during the COVID-19 pandemic that can help when treating patients or when triaging and prioritizing resources.


SCCM has compiled resources on what clinicians need to know about mpox (formerly called monkeypox). While mpox is usually a self-limited disease, severe cases can occur, so it is important for critical care clinicians to recognize potential mpox infections.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, life-threatening neurologic condition that affects mostly children and can lead to permanent paralysis. Patients with AFM have sudden onset of acute flaccid limb weakness without a known cause and with lesions in spinal cord gray matter. In the United States, AFM has peaked every two years since 2014 between August and November, likely due to enteroviruses.

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SCCM Resource Library

SCCM offers more than 1500 presentations, book chapters, podcasts, articles, and more, all focused on critical care topics. SCCM members unlock complimentary access to all content in this fully searchable resource library.
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Patient Management During Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Disasters

This collaborative project focuses on the development of free clinical resources to address patient management during infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters across the continuum of care. Didactic videos, webcasts, and infographics are available for free.
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