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Emergency Resources: COVID-19

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

Education and Resources

Find all SCCM’s online courses, webcasts, guidelines and education specific to COVID-19. 

VIRUS COVID-19 Registry

A registry of current hospital care patterns to evaluate the safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices and to determine the variations in practice across hospitals.

COVID-19 Discussion Group

SCCM's new e-community is open and discussions are ongoing about COVID-19. Pose questions, get answers, share your experiences, and access new resources. Use the app, website or reply via email. Download the free DiscourseHub app for iOS or Google Play and use when prompted. Or, visit the web-based site.

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.

Ethics and Resource Allocation

Be prepared to make resource allocation decisions in the event of a crisis surge response where clinical demands exceed the ability to provide basic critical care services.

Tele-Critical Care

​Virtual volunteers are needed for a tele-critical care pilot. SCCM released a tip sheet to help you get started, expand or connect your tele-critical care program.

Volunteer or Request Volunteers

Calls for volunteers are active for New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Member Stories

Critical care clinicians are heroes in the COVID-19 response. SCCM is extremely grateful for your commitment and is featuring the brave and impressive work done by the critical care community in the hopes it can help the larger response effort. Tag SCCM as you share your stories on social media or submit them online.

Latest News

Sharing Data is the Key to Unlocking Remdesivir Challenges
Critical care teams should consider using remdesivir in treating severe acute cases of COVID-19, but the drug supply is limited and best practices for maximizing its effectiveness are not completely understood. 

Clinicians Report High Stress in COVID-19 Response
Critical care clinicians are feeling increased personal stress about COVID-19 and are especially worried about infecting loved ones, while also expressing continued concern about personal protective equipment (PPE) and staffing shortages, according to a rapid-cycle survey from SCCM.

ICU Readiness Assessment: We Are Not Prepared for COVID-19
Nearly 5,000 U.S. intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians say that their ICUs are not prepared for the potential onslaught of COVID-19 patients. Download the full report.

United States Resource Availability for COVID-19
Provides tiered staffing models and data not previously published on the availability of beds, mechanical ventilator supplies, and staff.

Journals & Other Resources


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