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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers several resources for guideline leaders, panelists, and public members to assist in the guidelines development process.
SCCM Guidelines Standard Operating Procedures Manual
The Standard Operating Procedure Manual highlights steps and processes for the development, publication, and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice parameters developed by SCCM volunteers and staff. The purpose of publishing guidelines is to optimize patient care. This manual delineates important aspects of processes in accordance with standards set by the SCCM Council with implementation via the American College of Critical Care Medicine Board of Regents.
Conflict of Interest
SCCM guidelines include rigorous governance processes related to conflict of interest (COI). This infographic describes the types of COI individuals should consider when submitting forms for service on SCCM clinical practice or administrative guidelines development panels.
Clinical Practice and Administrative Guidelines: Frequently Asked Questions for Public Members
SCCM invites public members to serve as panelists on guidelines development panels. These FAQs describe the process.
Submit suggested topics for potential future guidelines development. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Implementation of guidelines at the bedside often requires the deployment of tools to assist clinicians in applying guidelines to patient care. This short six-minute recorded webcast describes what can be included in toolkits for SCCM guidelines.