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SCCM Pod-500: Bedside in a Battle Zone: SCCM Sends Help and Hope to Ukraine

SCCM volunteers traveled twice to Lviv, Ukraine, in 2023 to train nearly 500 clinicians on lifesaving education focused on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical, and ICU Liberation. In this very special 500th episode of the SCCM Podcast, these volunteer faculty share insights into their inspiring and educational mission.

SCCM Members Extend Commitment to Ukrainian Clinicians

A multiprofessional group of SCCM members trained more than 300 clinicians in September, returning to Lviv, Ukraine to provide Fundamental Critical Care Support: Surgical, ICU Liberation, and Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound courses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Update on SCCM Relief Efforts in Ukraine

SCCM President Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM, provides an update on the SCCM emergency response efforts in Ukraine.