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COVID-19: What’s Next: A Deeper Dive into Top Sessions
COVID-19: What’s Next, the first-of-its kind virtual conference hosted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), featured the newest research findings, epidemiologic models, and guideline updates for caring for patients with COVID-19 from specialists on the front lines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster

Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster
In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals), and space (room to accommodate patients, providers, and equipment).

Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response

PPE Strategies for the COVID-19 Era
The supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been uncertain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Months into this healthcare crisis, supply chains are unpredictable as reports of shortages continue. Follow these key strategies for managing PPE.

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

COVID-19 Response
Resources for healthcare professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response

Disaster Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disaster outcome. However, if there is a high number of victims with complex injuries and available resources are limited, how those resources are used will determine the outcome for some individuals.

Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Triage

Disaster and Emergency Resources
SCCM assists the critical care community during disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates and is actively responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response

Preparing Your ICU For Disaster Response
This free guidebook will help you assess your ICU readiness, deploy communications plans, build ICU surge capacity, understand ethical decision making, and much more.

Disaster, Emergency Response, Natural Disaster