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Wellness for Leaders: Rejuvenating Colleagues

Discuss strategies for personal and professional well-being.


Burnout: Coping Skills

Discuss coping skills and strategies to assist health care providers or colleagues experiencing burnout.


Parallel Pandemics From the Mind of Medicine (Podcast)

This is a podcast series accounting for the parallel pandemics of COVID-19 and clinician burnout, while introducing the story of one undocumented patient who helped to reveal the authentic feelings and values of his healthcare team. With historically high mortality rates in the ICU and pervasive emotional and physical fatigue, this ICU team in Marietta, Georgia had the courage to hope and the commitment to care.


Caring for Unvaccinated Patients in the ICU: Beyond Frustration, Toward Beneficial Relationships

From Critical Care Explorations   In this essay, the authors propose a number of questions that recognize the existential frustrations critical care professionals experience when carting for unvaccinated patients in the ICU, while also uncovering the ethical obligations that remain. 


AHA Resource: Nurse leaders discuss COVID-19 nursing challenges, solutions (Podcast)

The fourth and current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a worrisome landscape for the nursing profession. Nurses across the country report that they no longer feel celebrated as heroes as they did in the early days of the pandemic. This AHA Podcast covers nurse leaders discussing COVID-19 nursing challenges, and solutions.


I Cannot Let It Go

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.


Managing Moral Distress During a Pandemic

Review the concept of moral distress and how it can lead to burnout during a pandemic. Thought leaders will teach conflict management strategies and ways to better support your teams to avoid burnout. The Managing Moral Distress During a Pandemic webinar was held on November 11, 2021.


Psychologic Distress and Quality of Life After ICU Treatment for Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter, Observational Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors found that psychologic distress was common in coronavirus disease 2019 ICU survivors and remained similar until 6 months after hospital discharge.


Health Care Worker Burnout (Infographic)

This infographic details health care worker burnout. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


The Characterization of the Toll of Caring for Coronavirus Disease 2019 on ICU Nursing Staff

From Critical Care Explorations. In this brief report, the authors conclude there are indications that registered nurses providing care for coronavirus disease 2019 in the ICU reported increased thermal discomfort coinciding with elevated energy expenditure and a more pronounced self-perception of effort, stress, and mental demand.


Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, authors found that survivors of critical illness related to coronavirus disease 2019 are at high risk of developing postintensive care syndrome.


Changes in Stress and Workplace Shortages Reported by U.S. Critical Care Physicians Treating Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that stress, staffing, and, to a lesser degree, personal protective equipment shortages faced by U.S. critical care physicians remain high, with stress levels higher among women.


CDC Resources: Well-Being

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Well-Being 


The Difficult Path Ahead: We Hear You and Are Here for You

SCCM released a statement to media imploring the public to rise to the challenge and follow recommended public health measures, such as mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene, avoiding large groups and staying home as much as possible. 


Can you discuss the psychological needs of the patient and family regarding family involvement and end-of-life issues

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 12, 2020.


Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This resource is a patient guide detailing how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in critical illness and intensive care. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


What strategies are being used to provide emotional support to healthcare workers?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020


Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age

This resource details how compassion in healthcare has changed with COVID-19. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Managing Stress and Coping with COVID-19

This resource covers managing stress and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Coping with Uncertainty: What to Do When You Don’t Know What's Next

In a follow-up to the April 7, 2020 webinar on Managing Mental Health During the COVID Crisis, Dr. Jim Jackson and Dr. Megan Hosey discussed the uncertainty of the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to cope with the ambiguity of the duration and severity of the situation. Recorded on: Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Managing Staff Burnout During a Pandemic

This presentation is an overview of proper staff preparation during a pandemic to help avoid burnout. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Well Being Through Guided Visualization

This segment offers an opportunity to experience the power of deep relaxation through a guided visualization. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Extenuating circumstances call for extraordinary coping. During this webcast, James C. Jackson, PsyD, and Megan Hosey, PhD, described common mental health symptoms that clinicians may experience during this crisis.