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Crisis Response

SCCM assists the critical care community during disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates.

SCCM Pod-468: When Should Antibiotics Be Used to Treat Respiratory Infections?

Although only a small number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 present with a secondary bacterial pneumonia, a large percentage are unnecessarily treated with antibiotics. Hear about how physicians and hospitalists can identify when antibiotics are unnecessary for hospitalized patients with moderate to severe respiratory infections. This podcast is sponsored by bioMérieux.

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.

SCCM Pod-122 Disaster Management in Haiti

Barbara McLean, ACNP, CCNS-NP, discusses her recent volunteer efforts in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the area. McLean discusses general disaster management strategies as well as patient populations and care challenges specific to the event.

SCCM Pod-146 Disaster Management in Haiti

Randy S. Wax, MD, and Marie Baldisseri, MD, FCCM, discuss disaster management and their relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

SCCM Pod-173 PCCM: Pediatric Lessons from Haiti Earthquake

Ericka L. Fink, MD, discusses her latest article published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled "Intensive Care for Infants and Children in Haiti in April 2010." 

SCCM Pod-211 Practicing Critical Care During Wartime

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Warren C. Dorlac, MD, FACS, about his Critical Care Congress lecture titled “Joint Theater Trauma System: Impact of Standardizing Practice During Wartime.”

SCCM Pod-242 Preparing for Emerging Infections

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with the Society of Critical Care Medicine President-Elect, Craig Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, and Jay Varkey, MD, about the Ebola epidemic and how clinicians should be preparing for emerging infections.

SCCM Pod-272 Tragedy in Nepal: Post-Disaster Efforts, Ways to Help

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Laura Hawryluck, MD, FRCPC, about Nepal’s critical care infrastructure and how it has been affected by the April 2015 earthquake.

SCCM Pod-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Chadwick P. Smith, MD, about disaster and mass casualty response strategies in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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.

SCCM Donations Fund Tele-Critical Care Project

On August 14, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the nation of Haiti, killing more than 2200 people and leaving thousands of Haitians injured and in need of assistance.1 Beyond the casualties, 66 health facilities were either damaged or destroyed, putting an impossible burden on an already fragile healthcare system.1

COVID-19 Blog Posts

Blog Posts related to COVID-19 pandemic.

An Update on SCCM Relief Efforts in Haiti

SCCM President Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc, FCCM, provides an update on the SCCM relief efforts in Haiti.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Resources for healthcare professionals from the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Guidelines

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).