Critical Care Awareness Month

Critical care awareness aims to recognize those who work in the intensive care unit. 

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May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)Wear blue to celebrate and tag your photos with #NCCARM and #BlueICU 

Turn Your ICU Blue in May!

We want to see all the unique ways you Turn Your ICU Blue to mark National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). From blue attire and blue treats for staff or even blue balloons, there are a variety of ways to celebrate NCCARM this May.

Wear Blue on Friday, May 15

Keeping with the tradition of NCCARM, be sure to wear blue on Friday, May 15, and continue to share your celebrations with us!

Share Your Celebrations 

Many ICUs hold educational symposia, staff recognition ceremonies, or special events during May tied to NCCARM. Let us know how your event went through pictures, videos or e-mails.

Don't Forget to Recognize Your Blue Hero

Every day ICU teams are making a difference. Take a moment to recognize a hero in your ICU by sharing pictures and stories with SCCM and the critical care community via Facebook and Twitter using #BlueICU. 

As always, we encourage you to share your celebrations on social media:  Web Downloads The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), partners with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in celebration of NCCARM. Thank you for making May a month to recognize your critical care colleagues and raise awareness of their valuable work!