About The OCC Project

OpenCriticalCare.org (beta) was launched in August 2020 as a repository for reliable, open-access critical care learning tools with relevance to resource-variable settings. In response to COVID-19, we have built an open-access Resource Library of critical care educational resources for medical educators and learners as well as a COVID19 Guidelines Dashboard, and the Oxygen Calculator.  Our resource library includes curated and original content that can be used for training at various levels and multiple healthcare cadres, and are suited for independent learning and as well as integration into institutional training programs and curricula.

In January 2021, we expanded our collaboration to include COVIDprotocols.org in partnership with teams from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners In Health. You can read about the COVIDprotocols.org team here.

In 2023, OCC has begun to transition from urgent content creation and dissemination for COVID19 and is now focusing on the creation of novel tools and content to advance education with an emphasis on learners and educators in resource-variable and resource-denied settings.

Sharing & Permissions

All content originally authored by OpenCriticalCare is created as Creative Commons 4.0 International Licensing, With Attribution and Non-Commercial.

  • Attribution should be “The OpenCriticalCare.org Project.”
  • You can modify or translate the tools (let us know if you need an alternative editable file format)
  • If you choose to modify an original OpenCriticalCare tool, please add to the credit ‘Adapted by ______’

Please review the copyright for content linked to but not authored by OpenCriticalCare.org.

Who We Are

OpenCriticalCare.org is a collaborative educational effort funded by USAID-STAR (Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources Project) and led by the University of California San Francisco Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia. The project was possible with collaboration from the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences, OPENPediatrics, FHI 360 EpiC Program, Jhpiego RISE, and Palladium.

Our Team

Editorial & Management

Michael Lipnick, MD

Associate Professor, Anesthesia & Critical Care, University of California San Francisco

Cornelius Sendagire

Cardiac Anaesthesiologist/Intensivist at Uganda Heart Institute

William McKleroy, MD

Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCSF

OCC Guidelines Dashboard

Tyler Law

Tyler Law, MD MSc

Assistant Professor, Anesthesia & Critical Care, University of California San Francisco

Fekir Negussie, MPH

CHESA Progam Manager, University of California San Francisco

Luis Rubio, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, University of California San Francisco

OCC Guidelines Dashboard

Elisabeth Riviello, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Rebecca Silvers, DNP, CPNP-AC

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, UCSF

Sky Vanderburg, MD MPH

Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary Critical Care, University of California San Francisco



Alejandra Echeto, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Honduras

Anne Sommer

Medical Student, UCSF

Arthur Kwizera MBChB, M. Med

Senior Lecturer, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Makerere University

Bhakti Hansoti, MBCHB, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Bunmi Okunlola, MD

Fellow, UCSF Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity

Dr. Carolina Haylock-Loor

Director of Programs, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Elise Delagnes, MD, MA Ed

UCSF Anesthesia

Emma Ayebale MBChB, M. Med

Instructor, Anesthesia & Critical Care, UW and Makerere University

Ethan Bornstein, MD

Internal Medicine Physician, Indian Health Service, Navajo Nation - Chinle Comprehensive Health

Farrah Kashfipour, MSN MS RN CCRN

ICU Nurse, Stanford Health Care

Faye Evans, MD

Chair, Education Committee, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Gayatri Singla

Contributor and Content Editor

Jeffrey Pearson, PharmD

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Lekshmi Santhosh MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Lundy Campbell, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care, University of California San Francisco

Marquela Guerra, MD

Anesthesia Critical Care, WFSA ICCM Committee Member - Panama

Maytinee Lilaonitkul, MBBS

Editor, Anesthesia Tutorial of the Week

Holly Sullivan

Illustrator, Sul Scientific

Mohamed Seedahmed, MD, MPH, FACP

Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellow, UCSF

Nicole Griffiths

Physical Therapy Student, UCSF

Paul Sonenthal, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Rich Branson MS, RRT

Professor, Respiratory Care, University of Cincinatti

Rich Kallet, RRT

Respiratory Therapy, Quality Improvement

Robert Neighbour

Biomedical Engineering

Sam Percy, MD

University of California San Francisco HEAL Initiative Fellow

Shevin Jacob, MD, MPH

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Sepsis Research, Department of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Teresa Kortz, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UCSF

Vaibhav Upadhyay, MD, PhD

Fellow, UCSF

William Checkley, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Biostatistics; Director, Fogarty Global Health Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University; Director, Center for Global Non-Communicable Disease Research and Training, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University

This website is made possible, in part, through funding from USAID’s Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project. The STAR project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Agreement No. 7200AA18CA00001. STAR is implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

This site is intended to be educational in nature and is not a substitute for clinical decision making. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all information contained herein is current and accurate by using published references. Some of the resources referenced on this site may be copyrighted by third parties as indicated. OpenCriticalCare.org collaborators shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, claim, or damage of any kind resulting from use of the resources, errors in the resources contained on this site. Manufacturers’ documentation must be referenced prior to the use of any equipment.

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