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SCCM offers these free resources to help during natural disasters.
SCCM's resources include chapters and presentations from its Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management textbook and course and drug shortage alerts.
A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria on Monday, February 6, 2023, with significant aftershocks to the surrounding areas. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has reached out to nearly 500 clinicians in the region and is working with humanitarian aid organizations, including Direct Relief and Global Outreach Doctors, to provide supplies and equipment. To help meet urgent needs on the ground, Direct Relief sent an initial shipment of more than 25 pallets of medical supplies the first week. Now, more than 22 tons of medical aid has been staged or is being shipped to Türkiye and Syria since the earthquake began. Items include medications and supplies such as field medic packs, antibiotics, other essential medicines, and oral rehydration solutions to treat people with injuries and preexisting medical conditions, as well as hygiene items for those displaced from their homes. SCCM will also receive $500,000 from Direct Relief to support specialized procurement of trauma care needs and supplies to some of the hardest-hit hospitals.
Please contact email@example.com if you have information on how SCCM can provide additional support, including information about sending medical supplies and equipment, medications, and personal hygiene products. SCCM stands ready to provide additional assistance as requested by local authorities and members on the ground.