Society of Critical Care Medicine

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), established in 1970, is an independently incorporated, international, educational and scientific society. Its members are health professionals providing care to critically ill and injured patients. The Society supports research and education, and advocates on issues related to critical care.


The SCCM was established in 1970 at meeting of 29 physicians in Los Angeles, California. Max Harry Weil was the first president of the Society. In 1972 Peter Safar became the second president of Society of Critical Care Medicine. Safar is credited with pioneering CPR.


The Society holds its annual international conference in January or February. The Society also holds other conferences, symposia, courses and meetings.

Patient Information[edit]

SCCM provides free educational material for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and their families including information on post-intensive care syndrome.


The Society has two officials journals,Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM). SCCM also publishes a newsletter, Critical Connections.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine produces a podcast for critical care clinicians, The iCritical Care Podcast.[1]

The Society has participated in developing guidelines and policies with:


External links[edit]

Official website