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COVID-19 Response

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

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly developing and deploying resources to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center

The COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center offers hundreds of educational materials developed for clinicians to adopt the latest best practices for treating patients with COVID-19.

Non-ICU Clinician Resources and Training

Are you a non-ICU clinician who can benefit from critical care training? Access SCCM's complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians, as well as webcasts. 

Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 Guidelines

SCCM has released its Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 guidelines to manage critically ill adults with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. This guideline is updated as new evidence becomes available. 

SCCM COVID-19 Journal Articles

COVID-19 studies are being published rapidly. Find the latest articles from Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Critical Care Explorations. 

COVID-19 Vaccines

Looking for more information on COVID-19 vaccines? See resources from the CDC in the COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center

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COVID-19 Events

Find webcasts and other events geared to the ICU and non-ICU clinician.

SCCM Events Calendar

Upcoming and Previously
Recorded Webcasts


Calls for Volunteers

Utilize SCCM to coordinate a call for volunteers to COVID-19 hot spots.

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Research Initiatives and Collaboratives

Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study COVID-19 Registry

The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 is registry of current hospital care patterns to allow evaluations of safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices and to determine the variations in practice across hospitals.

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection - Preparedness

SARI-PREP is a multicenter consortium funded by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is being assembled with the goal of providing the infrastructure to rapidly collect prospective data on clinical risks and outcomes, hospital-level stress, and biologic specimens that will aid in the rapid development of diagnostic and treatment approaches.

STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative

Adult ICUs participating in the VIRUS Registry with at least 3-6 months of data and are located within the United States or its Territories, are invited to apply for a new SCCM collaborative being launched in February 2021. The collaborative, which will be open to twenty sites, is entitled STOP-VIRUS (Structured Team-based Optimal Patient-centered care for virus covid-19). There is no fee to participate. Applications are being accepted through mid-April.

Share Your Story

Please share your COVID-19 pearls with us! Examples include:

  • Why has the pandemic made you proud to be in critical care?
  • How has your team come together to fight COVID-19?
  • What care are you finding most effective?
  • What do you find most challenging about being in an ICU right now?
  • Do you have any advice for healthcare professionals?
  • Has your personal/family life been impacted because of self-isolation and, if so, how are you coping?

Latest from the Critical Connections Blog

Innovating Consistency in Care Through the STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative
In the preliminary analysis of the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry of Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, investigators discovered significant variations in mortality that were not readily explained by patient comorbidities, demographics, or severity of illness. It became evident that much of the disparity in outcomes was tied to variations in processes of care from one intensive care unit (ICU) to another. This realization inspired the creation of the STOP-VIRUS Learning Collaborative, which seeks to help participants rapidly evaluate and effectively implement best practice recommendations from the ever-evolving body of knowledge related to the care of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
Posted: 10/21/2021 | 1 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS

SARI-PREP Research Collaborative Aims To Revolutionize the Future
Groundbreaking study of hospitalized COVID-19 and influenza patients charts new path in critical care research
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – Preparedness (SARI-PREP) is a groundbreaking new research platform from SCCM’s Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, that is leading the way in revolutionizing how critical care research is conducted in the United States. It will inform clinical management of patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and help ensure that health systems are better prepared for future pandemics.
Posted: 10/8/2021 | 2 comments | COVID-19, Discovery Research Network

Concise Critical Appraisal: Awake Prone Positioning For COVID-19 Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
This Concise Critical Appraisal explores an article in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine that evaluated the efficacy of awake prone positioning to prevent intubation or death in patients with severe COVID-19. This meta-trial used a new study design that allowed for the combination of six simultaneous national randomized, controlled, open-label trials.
Posted: 9/9/2021 | 0 comments | Concise Critical Appraisal, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning, respiratory

Prepare for a Surge of Pediatric Patients With COVID-19
With children going back to school, continued outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and the upcoming flu season, it is important to prepare for potential surges of pediatric patients with COVID-19.
Posted: 8/26/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

Ethical Considerations for a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Mandate to vaccinate or nudge if there is no budge? COVID-19 vaccines remain a key weapon in the fight against the deadliest modern-day pandemic the world has seen. In this article, we summarize key facts and ethical considerations for healthcare organizations when considering a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. healthcare workers (HCW).

Posted: 6/17/2021 | 0 comments | Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ethics, Vaccines