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Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster
In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supp...
Disaster Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disast...
SCCM Pod-413 COVID-19 Fact Versus Science Fiction
Explore the need for randomized COVID-19 clinical trials and the difficulties and potential consequences of misinformation (Ingraham N, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2:e0108) with host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, and Nicholas E. Ingraham, MD.
SCCM Pod-409 SSC COVID-19 Guidelines
Explore the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Alhazzani W, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar 27; Epub ahead of print) with host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and authors Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, a...
Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena
Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a y...
Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.
Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:
Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, t...
Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement
Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.
Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide
World Health Organization (WHO) - Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas that can be poisonous to humans. It is a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels and is also produced by natural pr...