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Guideline Development Resources

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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 guideline development process.

SCCM Guidelines Standard Operating Procedures Manual
This Standard Operating Procedure Manual is provided to highlight 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.

Clinical Practice and Administrative Guidelines: Frequently Asked Questions for Public Members
SCCM invites public members to serve as panelists on guideline development panels. These FAQs describe the process.

McMaster University GRADE Online Learning Modules
These online learning modules from McMaster University are designed to help guideline developers and authors of systematic reviews learn how to use the Grading of Recommondations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to grade the evidence in systematic reviews, to create summary of findings tables and GRADE evidence profiles and move from evidence to making recommendations.

Submit a guideline topic

​​​Submit suggested topics for potential future guideline development. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Toolkit Development

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.
 
 

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