Critical Care Awareness Month

Celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month​ (NCCARM) this May with your intensive care unit (ICU) teams by turning your ICU blue! ICUs mark this special month in various ways, from sharing blue treats with staff or providing educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies or ICU tours. Other units invite former patients and their families to meet staff and share their progress.​

Regardless of how you celebrate NCCARM this year, be sure you wear blue on Friday, May 19, 2017! Also, make sure to send us group photos of your ICU team celebrating NCCARM. If you do, you may become a star! That’s because the Society of Critical Care Medicine is seeking to highlight teams from around the world in an effort to show the global reach of critical care. Submit your team photo for a chance to be featured throughout the year and during the 47th Critical Care Congress. Share your photos on Twitter using #NCCARM, or post them to the Society’s Facebook page. You can also send your pictures to