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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 over 1000 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? Find resources 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

Discovery and SARI-PREP Have Roles in Preparing for Next Pathogen Outbreak
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed major gaps in the U.S. healthcare system, prompting the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) to form the National Special Pathogen System of Care (NSPS) to prepare the country for the next large-scale outbreak. Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, and its Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – Preparedness (SARI-PREP) program are helping lead the way in this new vision. SARI-PREP is a key player in the effort to establish a coordinated and standardized healthcare network that provides high-quality care to parents with a special pathogen, while also protecting healthcare workers.
Posted: 10/14/2022 | 0 comments | COVID-19, Discovery Research Network, SARI-PREP

Concise Critical Appraisal: COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Burnout Critical Care Professions Differently
The COVID-19 pandemic created a new challenging environment in which healthcare workers must survive. Before the pandemic, healthcare workers experienced burnout due to resource allocation and shortages, mental anguish, and long work hours. The pandemic further exacerbated this situation, creating a new crisis within our already frayed healthcare system. This Concise Critical Appraisal dives into an article published in Critical Care Medicine that reviewed the causes of burnout and the correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and workplace burnout.
Posted: 7/22/2022 | 0 comments | Burnout, Concise Critical Appraisal, COVID-19

SCCM ICU Heroes: The Love Army
The ICU Heroes Award recognizes that patients and families are an integral part of intensive care unit (ICU) care. The award is given to an ICU patient and family and to the multiprofessional team that delivered the care.
Posted: 4/15/2022 | 0 comments | Awards, COVID-19, Patient and Family

2022 Critical Care Congress Plenary: Health System Readiness 2.0
Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MS, will address some of the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and how health systems can prepare during the Peter Safar Memorial Lecture at the 2022 SCCM Congress.
Posted: 3/30/2022 | 0 comments | 2022 Congress, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

2022 Critical Care Congress Plenary: What Has COVID-19 Taught Us About ECMO?
Peta M.A. Alexander, MBBS, FRACP, FCICM, will present the Max Harry Weil Memorial Lecture titled, “What Has COVID-19 Taught Us About ECMO?” during SCCM’s 2022 Critical Care Congress.
Posted: 3/3/2022 | 0 comments | 2022 Congress, COVID-19, ECMO