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COVID-19 Member Stories

Critical care clinicians are heroes in the COVID-19 response. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (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.

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Latest Member Stories from our Blog

SCCM Member Volunteers to Care for NYC COVID-19 Patients
SCCM member Gregory Margolin, DO, FCCP, FCCM, will be volunteering in New York City next week. He has been treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 at his hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will continue his efforts by treating patients at the Javits Center, the convention center in Manhattan repurposed for COVID-19 overflow.
Posted: 4/10/2020 | 0 comments |
Critical Care Physician Tapped to Lead COVID-19 Testing Efforts
Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, a prominent critical care physician who has a long history of membership and involvement with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), has been tapped to lead one of the most important missions in the government's COVID-19 response.
Posted: 3/30/2020 | 0 comments |
SCCM Member Provides Remote Disaster Response to Italy
SCCM Member and disaster management expert Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, is helping Italy remotely with their COVID-19 response plans. Dr. Baldisseri shares her knowledge about the situation in Italy and talks about what drives her to respond in times of crisis. 
Posted: 3/30/2020 | 0 comments |

Dr. Marie Baldisseri Helps the COVID-19 Response in Italy

SCCM Member and disaster management expert Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, is helping Italy remotely with their COVID-19 response plans. 

Hear more on what drives her to respond in times of crisis.

Dr. Baldisseri is an intensivist and professor of critical care medicine and neurocritical care at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an instructor and consultant for SCCM’s Fundamentals programs.

COVID-19 Hot Spot: Sarah Monchar

SCCM member Sarah Monchar, BA, MS, PA-C, is on the COVID-19 front lines in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Hear more from her on staff augmentation and teamwork, family communications, and wellbeing.

Preparing for the New Normal: Barbara McLean Shares Her COVID-19 Experience

Patients with COVID-19 may experience rapid declines. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) member Barbara McLean, MNRN, CCNSBC, NPBC, CCRN, FCCM, shares her experiences with COVID-19, including preparing yourself, your teams, and patients and families for the new normal in some intensive care units. “We feel like we are losing our humanity in this because it’s just bed to bed to bed. There is profound critical illness and death all around us all the time – much more so than in our normal day,” she shares.

Managing Stressors in the COVID-19 Response

Jason M. Satterfield, PhD, talks with Ludwig Lin, MD, about mental health in the age of COVID-19. He offers strategies for managing the new stressors faced by those on the front lines.

Hear more from Dr. Satterfield on how clinicians can find and ask for support.

Homemade Masks: Study Findings on Effectiveness of Fabrics, Filters, and Designs

Scott Segal, MD, MHCM, discusses homemade masks with SCCM member and colleague Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM. Explore his study’s findings on effectiveness of fabrics, filters, and designs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and this interesting study is relevant to the public and clinicians alike.

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