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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).

What You Need to Know Today

Latest News & Blogs

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 SCCM has been tapped to lead one of the most important missions in the government’s COVID-19 response.

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

SCCM Member Provides Remote Disaster Response to Italy
SCCM Member and disaster management expert Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, shares her knowledge about the COVID-19 situation in Italy and talks about what drives her to respond in times of crisis.

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. 

Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus
Offers special considerations for treating and identifying patients with COVID-19 and strategies to keep safe.

Education and Resources

Online courses, webcasts, guidelines and education specific to COVID-19.
Important: This includes the online course, Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician (Online Course). The number of patients is expected to surge in hospitals across the United States, which may result in the need for non-ICU clinicians to care for critically ill patients. Share with those who could benefit from critical care training.

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.

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.

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