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Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus
Concern over the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is growing. It is vital that those on the frontlines be prepared. This article highlights several strategic goals and special considerations related to caring for a critically ill patient who can transmit a deadly disease to you, your staff, or others in your hospital.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Consensus Statement on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (ASPF), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) issue this consensus statement on the concept of placing multiple patients on a single mechanical ventilator.

COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-409 SSC COVID-19 Guidelines
Explore the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cycle, Emergency Response, Pandemic


COVID-19 ICU Preparedness Checklist
A simple to use, resource with embedded links to related documents, videos and other tools to help you ensure your ICU readiness.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement
Natural disasters, industrial accidents , terrorism attacks, and pandemics all have the capacity to result in large numbers of critically ill or injured patients. This supplement provides suggestions for all of those involved in a disaster or pandemic with multiple critically ill patients, including front-line clinicians, hospital administrators, professional societies, and public health or government officials.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-410 COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations
Review neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 and other severe respiratory viral contagions (Robinson C, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0107) with host Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and author Christopher P. Robinson, DO, MS.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Concise Critical Appraisal: Planning and Provision of ECMO for Severe ARDS From COVID-19
This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a Lancet Respiratory Medicine article by Ramanathan et al, which outlines how to plan for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) related to COVID-19. ECMO is a complex therapy usually restricted to specialized centers. World Health Organization guidelines suggest that carefully selected patients with ARDS may benefit. The authors explore how good planning can help during outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.

Appraisal, Concise, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Critical, ECMO, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Clinical Challenges in Mechanical Ventilation
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on mechanical ventilation

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-412 COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children
Gain valuable insight on the clinical management of COVID-19 and its relevance to the pediatric critical care provider.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Configuring the ICU in the COVID-19 Era: Real-World Experience
Because all of us are learning as we go and hungry for insights from other healthcare professionals and facilities that have been treating patients who are critically ill with COVID-19, SCCM has created the report Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era.
 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Pandemic


Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians
Access the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Critically ill patients with the Middle East respiratory syndrome: A multicenter retrospective cohort study
This Critical Care Medicine aims to describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to compare these features with patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to other etiologies.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-413 COVID-19 Fact Versus Science Fiction
Explore the need for randomized COVID-19 clinical trials and the difficulties and potential consequences of misinformation.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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. According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Readiness Assessment, their specific concerns range from shortages of supplies and staff, patient surge and overcrowding, and personal protective equipment.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Readiness Assessment, Pandemic


Disaster and Emergency Resources
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) responds to disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates to the critical care community. SCCM is responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. This site provides complimentary SCCM resources as well as updates vital to critical care professionals.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement
Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-414 COVID-19 VIRUS Registry Aims to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies
Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network’s Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study creates a real-time COVID-19 registry of current ICU and hospital care patterns.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Deploys Supplies and Volunteers to Support ICUs in Need
With hospitals in hardest-hit areas clamoring for clinicians, supplies, and equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCCM has been working with other nonprofits and corporations to answer the hospitals' call for help. SCCM partnered with Direct Relief to send ICU kits that included more than 86,000 units of essential pharmaceuticals to hospitals in New York and South Dakota.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:

  • Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, treatment, and infection-control measures.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of other potential emerging diseases and the related diagnostic tests, treatment, and infection-control measures.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. SCCM members Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM; Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP; and Greg S. Martin, MD, MS, FCCM, served on the guidelines development panel.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


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. 

Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Member Stories, Emergency Response, Pandemic


Lessons learned: Protection of healthcare workers from infectious disease risks
This Critical Care Medicine article summarizes current concepts on preventing occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


What Critical Care Clinicians Need to Know Today About MIS-C
Clinicians are sharing early findings about an emerging critical illness predominantly affecting school-aged children and young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined criteria, calling it Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19.  

Coronavirus, COVID-19, MIS-C, Multisytem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, Pandemic


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: Knowledge to Date
This Critical Care Medicine article provides a conceptual and clinical review of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
(Crit Care Med 2015; 43:1283-1290)

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-106 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part I
Randy S. Wax, MD, discusses the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, the triage protocol for critical care during an influenza epidemic, the public's role in taking necessary precautions, and educational resources that are available.

COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-107 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part II
John H. Beigel, MD, clarifies the definition of influenza and discusses the evolution of viruses, speculation on the mode of transmission and the role of vaccines and therapies as they relate to H1N1 Influenza.

COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-108 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part III
Naomi O'Grady, MD clarifies the strain of the current virus, discusses the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic, and outlines the prescription therapies available specific to H1N1 Influenza.

COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-200 PCCM: Mechanical Ventilation Use in Children with 2009 H1N1 Versus Seasonal Influenza
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Carl O. Eriksson, MD, MPH, lead author on an article published in the November Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-29 CCM: Rationing in the ICU
Robert Truog, MD, discusses his article in the April 2006 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Rationing in the Intensive Care Unit."

COVID-19, Pandemic


SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS): A critical care perspective
This Critical Care Medicine article aims to review the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, diagnosis, and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a critical care perspective.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Severe acute respiratory syndrome and critical care medicine: The Toronto experience
The 2003 global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) provided numerous challenges to the delivery of critical care. The Toronto critical care community has learned important lessons from SARS, which will help in preparation for future disease outbreaks.(Crit Care Med 2005; 33[Suppl.]:S53–S60)

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


Treating Lethal Infectious Disease in the ICU
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on infectious diseases.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic


What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?
This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?"

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic