Our Mission

With COVID-19 case numbers growing around the world, OpenCriticalCare was launched in August 2020 as an accessible repository for reliable medical information on critical care in resource-variable settings. Now in beta phase, this site is curating reliable peer-reviewed, open-access resources on respiratory care and mechanical ventilation. To avoid duplication of efforts, we are forming strategic partnerships with existing educational initiatives that share our mission. Over the coming months, we will build an open-access library of critical care educational resources for medical educators and learners. This will include original content that can be used for training at various levels and for multiple healthcare cadres. These educational resources will be suited for independent learning and for well integration into institutional training programs and curricula.

Our Vision

Our long-term goal is to build a comprehensive, open access library of critical care educational resources for educators and learners. This would include original content that can be used for training at various levels and for multiple healthcare cadres. These educational resources will be designed for both independent learning as well integration into institutional training programs and curricula.

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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