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.
Editorial & Management
Medical Student, UCSF
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
Contributor and Content Editor
Marquela Guerra, MD
Anesthesia Critical Care, WFSA ICCM Committee Member - Panama
Physical Therapy Student, 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.