Volunteers Sought for Nepal Relief Efforts

Pediatric Universal Life-Saving Effort, a nonprofit organization, is seeking individuals for volunteer efforts in Nepal. If you’re interested, fill out and submit the applicable form. The organization is also raising funds for the Nepal relief efforts. Society members are encouraged to donate.

As a reminder, the Society maintains a website with various emergency response resources at www.sccm.org/disaster. The SCCM Disaster eCommunity site also has a thread specific to the situation in Nepal. This is a great forum for sharing pertinent resources and information.

If you have not already, you are encouraged to listen to the recent iCritical Care podcast centering on post-disaster efforts in Nepal. Donation opportunities are also discussed.

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

In this podcast, Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Laura Hawryluck, MD, FRCPC, about Nepal’s critical care infrastructure and how it has been affected by the earthquake. They also discuss the post-disaster efforts and ways the critical care community can help. As noted in the podcast, those interested in contributing to the Nepal Critical Care Development Foundation can find more information at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nepal-icu-care-box. The Society has contributed to the relief efforts in this manner and encourages its members to do likewise as they are inclined and able. For additional information, contact Dr. Hawryluck at laura.hawryluck@gmail.com. Dr. Hawryluck works as a critical care physician at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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