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SCCM Ukraine Response

SCCM stands with the people of Ukraine and is poised to offer as much support as possible.

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As the humanitarian emergency unfolds in Ukraine, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly deploying support to critical care clinicians and patients. The Society is providing medical equipment, supplies, and critical care educational resources, while also providing links to free education, including book chapters and online modules from its Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management program. SCCM held free ultrasound training in Ukraine in March 2023 and will hold additional ultrasound and Fundamentals training in the fall of 2023.

  • If you have information to share or need assistance, you can contact SCCM at
  • Donations to SCCM emergency response efforts can be made at
Ukraine Grants

Ukraine Grants

SCCM is dedicated to keeping hospitals and intensive care units operational during the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. Grant funding is available to provide financial support for healthcare facilities. Awardees will receive $50,000 in funding that may be used to purchase medical supplies, humanitarian aid, or other services. 

Please contact Mark Lenhart for additional information or if you know of a hospital that could be considered for the grant.

Free Resources on Mass Casualty Response

  • New! Selected chapters and accompanying online modules from the soon-to-be-released Fundamental Critical Care Support: Crisis Management have been translated into Ukrainian:
  • Also available in Ukrainian:
    • Training Video: How to Stop the Bleed - Навчальне Відео: Як Зупинити Кровотечу і Врятувати Життя (Video 1 | Video 2


Access to SCCM's journals and SCCM Resource Library is available to institutions in eligible locations through Research4Life.

Latest from the Critical Connections Blog

SCCM Trains Ukrainian Clinicians on Critical Care Ultrasound
Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) traveled from the United States to Lviv, Ukraine in March to train more than 140 clinicians on lifesaving critical care ultrasound. Learning and using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills allows Ukrainian medical professionals to quickly diagnose and care for critically ill and injured patients—all the more important as injuries continue to mount in the ongoing Ukrainian humanitarian crisis.
Posted: 4/27/2023 | 0 comments | Global Health, Ukraine, Ultrasound

SCCM to Lead Ultrasound Training in Ukraine
José L. Díaz-Gómez, MD, FASE, FCCM, rides his bicycle to work every day in Houston, Texas. He passes the Texas Medical Center, where he sees a large Ukrainian flag on one of the hospital buildings. The flag symbolizes support for Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia, and now when Dr. Díaz-Gómez passes it, he sees something more. He sees courage, responsibility, and hope.
Posted: 2/14/2023 | 0 comments | Emergency Response, Global Health, Ukraine, Ultrasound

SCCM Member Creates Telehealth Nonprofit to Help Ukrainians
When Russia invaded Ukraine, Jarone Lee, MD, MPH, FCCM, like so many others, wanted to help the Ukrainian people. But beyond donating money or supplies, Dr. Lee realized his unique combination of skills could help in a different way.
Posted: 11/22/2022 | 0 comments | Disaster Response, Telemedicine, Ukraine

SCCM Member Efforts in Ukraine
Rom A. Stevens, MD, FCCM, and Robert Kerr, MD, were planning to spend this past April sailing off the west coast of Alaska. The two retired Navy captains were looking forward to a relaxing escape, ready to soak in the breathtaking scenery of the last frontier. Instead, they found themselves in war-torn Ukraine, trying desperately to aid a country being decimated by ongoing Russian invasions.
Posted: 11/21/2022 | 0 comments | Disaster Response, Ukraine

SCCM Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has quickly become historic for its magnitude. The conflict has also led to crisis within the Ukrainian healthcare system. Here is how the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has been helping.
Posted: 7/27/2022 | 0 comments | Disaster, Disaster Response, Global Health, Ukraine