Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks（生物灾害：自然灾害和国际疫情）
As news of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak emerged, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) reached out to its membership noting we were monitoring the situation closely.
I’d like to send a personal note to those most impacted by this developing situation to express our gratitude and concern. We are keeping everyone in China in our thoughts and thank you for your commitment to provide quality critical care to those in need.
SCCM has been in contact with several members in China to receive updates. We have learned that more than 100 critical care professionals have volunteered to help in Wuhan, China.
If you have information to share or need assistance, please know you may contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCCM will continue to update sccm.org/disaster with resources and updates. These complimentary educational materials have already been added:
This LearnICU resource has been set to open access for a limited time. It is a presentation from a Critical Care Congress that addresses infectious disease. The session addresses how ICUs are disproportionately impacted by outbreaks and strategies to keep critical care responders and patients safe.
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.
Healthcare workers are on the front lines of identifying, treating and containing outbreaks. Please continue to be vigilant about your own safety and know that we are supporting you.
Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM