Tag Archives: Emergency Response

Disaster Preparedness

This past year we have seen great tragedy in our world. Be prepared to handle a disastrous event with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) disaster preparedness resources.

Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) prepares healthcare professionals to treat victims of natural or man-made mass casualty events. This one-day course, hosted by an institution or taken online, arms critical care professionals with the expertise to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters.

Preparing Your ICU for Disaster Response serves as a step-by-step guide to help ICU professionals assess their current level of disaster preparedness. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this toolkit provides practical, usable resources for strategizing and implementing a standing plan for disaster preparedness. This product is available as an eBook only. Access is complimentary for SCCM members and $10 for nonmembers.

SCCM maintains a disaster resources web page. During disaster events, this page provides resources related to specific volunteer opportunities, complimentary publication chapters and podcasts, and relevant links to external organizations and institutions, as well as continuous updates from SCCM and its members.

For more information, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Critical Care Community Hurricane Response

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) was recently profiled on the .orgCommunity website in recognition of its response to Hurricane Maria. The article highlights the various efforts of the Society and the response of the critical care community in providing aide to those in Puerto Rico. We thank all the members of the critical care community who responded to calls for volunteers and who shipped non-medical supplies in our Amazon donation drive. Special thanks also is due to our vendor partners, who donated medical supplies to those in need on the island. Look for the Giving Issue of Critical Connections in November for a full profile on SCCM’s response to the hurricanes that impacted the critical care community.

Central Mexico Earthquake

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to the recent earthquake in Central Mexico. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected area and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected area and is poised to send calls for volunteers should such requests be made.

The Society has posted a number of complimentary disaster-related resources helpful in the response to earthquakes at www.sccm.org/disaster. This site will be updated regularly as the situation develops as pertains to the earthquake.

If you have information to share or need assistance, please know you may contact the Society at emergency@sccm.org.

If you are in the affected area, please know that your ongoing efforts to ensure care for patients and families during this disaster are so very much appreciated! We will continue to monitor the situation and work with the remainder of SCCM’s community to support you as much as possible.

Our best wishes during this challenging situation.

Hurricane Maria

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to Hurricane Maria. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected regions and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected areas and is poised to send calls for volunteers should such requests be made.

The Society has posted a number of complimentary disaster-related resources helpful in the response to hurricanes at www.sccm.org/disaster. This site will be updated regularly as the situation develops as pertains to Hurricane Maria and any other storms that may form.

If you have information to share or need assistance, please know you may contact the Society at emergency@sccm.org.

If you are in the affected areas, please know that your ongoing efforts to ensure care for patients and families during this disaster are so very much appreciated! We will continue to monitor the situation and work with the remainder of SCCM’s community to support you as much as possible.

Our best wishes during this challenging situation.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continues to monitor all developments related to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Leadership is in contact with those in the affected regions and stands ready to assist and provide support. The Society has already distributed disaster response-related materials to those in the affected areas and is poised to send calls for volunteers should such requests be made.

The Society has posted a number of complimentary disaster-related resources helpful in the response to hurricanes at www.sccm.org/disaster. This site will be updated regularly as the situation develops as pertains to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

If you have information to share or need assistance, please know you may contact the Society at emergency@sccm.org.

If you are in the affected areas, please know that your ongoing efforts to ensure care for patients and families during these disasters are so very much appreciated! We will continue to monitor the situation and work with the remainder of SCCM’s community to support you as much as possible.

Our best wishes during this challenging situation.