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Tag: Disaster

COVID-19: What’s Next: A Deeper Dive into Top Sessions
COVID-19: What’s Next, the first-of-its kind virtual conference hosted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), featured the newest research findings, epidemiologic models, and guideline updates for caring for patients with COVID-19 from specialists on the front lines.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster

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, supplies, and pharmaceuticals), and space (room to accommodate patients, providers, and equipment) (1). 

Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response

PPE Strategies for the COVID-19 Era
The supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been uncertain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Months into this healthcare crisis, supply chains are unpredictable as reports of shortages continue. Follow these key strategies for managing PPE.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic

COVID-19 ICU Preparedness Checklist
A simple to use, resource with embedded links to related documents, videos and other tools to help you ensure your ICU readiness.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic

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 disaster outcome. However, if there is a high number of victims with complex injuries and available resources are limited, how those resources are used will determine the outcome for some individuals.

Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Triage

COVID-19: What's Next
This online conference will feature the newest COVID-19 research findings, prominent multiprofessional faculty, guidelines updates, and resources. Join clinicians from around the world, from the convenience of your home or office, to seek evidence-based solutions to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, education, Emergency Response

Preparing Your ICU For Disaster Response
This free guidebook will help you assess your ICU readiness, deploy communications plans, build ICU surge capacity, understand ethical decision making, and much more.

Disaster, Emergency Response, Natural Disaster

Use this toolkit to strategize and implement a standing plan for disaster preparedness.

Disaster, Education

Disaster and Emergency Resources
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) responds to disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates to the critical care community. SCCM is responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. This site provides complimentary SCCM resources as well as updates vital to critical care professionals.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Response, Emergency Response, Pandemic

Emergency Resources: COVID-19
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly developing and deploying resources to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response

Emergency Resources: Natural Disasters
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is rapidly developing and deploying resources to respond to natural disasters.

Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response, Emergency

ICU Benchmarking Tools
Compare various institutional practices related to job descriptions, compensation packages and critical care resources.

Disaster, Education, Guidelines, ICU, Report, Workforce