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Guidelines

Help ensure consistent, evidence-based care of critically ill and injured patients using the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge available.  

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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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Submit a Guideline Topic Proposal

New guideline topics and revisions to current guidelines are prioritized according to those that are most relevant to the Society’s mission and to patients and their families, along with budgetary considerations within strategic planning cycles. The Guideline Topic Proposal Form is due June 30 annually. Email notification of review outcomes will be sent to the indicated contact by November 30. Learn more about selection criteria and process.

Guidelines Development Resources

SCCM offers several resources for guidelines leaders, panelists, and public members to assist in the guidelines development process.

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Have best practices on hand everywhere you go. SCCM guidelines are available within the SCCM App.

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