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Help ensure consistent, evidence-based care of critically ill and injured patients using the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge available.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has published and endorsed more than 30 clinical and administrative guidelines that are available for free.
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New guideline topics and revisions to current guidelines are prioritized according to relevance to the Society’s mission and to patients and their families, in addition to budgetary considerations. The Guideline Topic Proposal Form is due April 15, 2023. Email notification of review outcomes will be sent to the indicated contact. Learn more about the selection process and criteria.
Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Creative Community interested in submitting a guideline topic proposal form or who may be interested in serving on a guideline panel are strongly encouraged to review the Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The 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’s Board of Regents. The following core principles apply to guidelines development:
SCCM offers several resources for guidelines leaders, panelists, and public members to assist in the guidelines development process.
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