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Free Fundamentals Training

Funding is available for SCCM's critical care training courses. 

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has funding available to provide financial support for all types of critical care training for organizations in developing or impoverished nations and in underserved areas of the United States. Qualified applicants may receive SCCM funding support to pay for any training-related expenses including course licenses, textbooks, and eBooks, as well as associated shipping costs.

 

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Application Deadline: January 1, 2022

Free Fundamentals Training 

SCCM now has funding available to bring FREE Fundamentals training to clinicians in resource-limited areas to help hospital staff prepare for patient surges during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency events. Up to 35 training programs will be funded through January 1, 2022. Eligible sites should apply today for this opportunity.


SCCM financial awards will be distributed to course sites to host these courses in person or online:

Applications will be reviewed and recipients notified within 45 days of submission. Other funding opportunities may be available if your site does not meet the criteria. Contact SCCM Sales Manager Kenneth Klarich for more information. 

Eligibility 

For a course site to be eligible, it must meet one of the following criteria. Sites within the United States will be selected from across all regions to ensure that training is spread across the country.

  • The course site must be a healthcare institution in a low-resource or underserved community in the United States. This includes federally qualified health centers that receive funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program, members of the Indian Health Services, safety net hospitals, critical access hospitals, community health centers, migrant health centers, healthcare for the homeless, or health centers for residents of public housing.
  • Developing or impoverished nations are identified in the attached list of eligible countries, specifically Africa, Brazil, China, India, and Israel.

Award Funding

This SCCM financial award provides sites with $5000 to cover costs to conduct an in-person course, $1000 to cover costs to conduct an online course, and $4000 to cover costs to conduct a blended course. The award will also cover these expenses:
  • License fee
  • Up to 35 learners for an in-person course or 50 learners for an online course (including a textbook or eBook for each learner)
  • Administrative and course materials including pre- and posttests, slides, skill station documents, and administrative forms
  • Shipping costs associated with textbooks
The award will not cover these expenses:
  • Travel expenses for the SCCM-approved consultant, director, instructors, and other course faculty
  • Equipment necessary to conduct skill stations
Note: Training for 15 sites will be funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (grant number 1 NU50CK000566-01-00). The contents are those of the author(s) and presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services and should not be considered an endorsement by the federal government. Twenty sites, in the United States and internationally, will be funded through a grant received from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.


Terms and Agreements 

Each course site awarded financial support must agree to the following responsibilities:
  • The course will be run with an SCCM-approved consultant and director and two SCCM-approved instructors to support the training.
  • The course site will train participants during the course using the instructor curriculum.
  • The course site will return to SCCM pre- and posttest scores for all participants.
  • The course site will have all participants complete an SCCM-provided survey after the training is complete and will return the results to SCCM.
  • The course site will provide valid email addresses for all participants, who will be contacted one, three, and six months after the course for follow-up.
  • The course site will provide a training summary and additional information to SCCM as requested.
  • The course site will allow a write-up about the course to be included in SCCM publications.
The following countries meet the criteria for impoverished or developing nations. This list was developed with reference to the World Bank’s List of Economies (2017).
 

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central Africa Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Gaza
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Iraq
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, DPR
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
South Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela, RB
Vietnam
West Bank
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe