Welcome to the website of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC). Our unique partnership comprises the four major professional and scientific societies whose members care for America’s critically ill and injured. The CCSC leverages its collective and multi-professional expertise through communication, education, research, and advocacy efforts. The CCSC speaks with a unified voice representing more than 150,000 critical care professionals to bring important issues to the forefront in public policy and in the healthcare arena.
Since 2000, the societies have worked together on a wide-range of issues. Use the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the important challenges addressed by the CCSC.
Learn more about the CCSC.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.
American College of Chest Physicians
A global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care, the American College of Chest Physicians champions the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.
American Thoracic Society
The mission of the ATS and its more than 15,000 members is to improve health worldwide by advancing research, clinical care and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness and sleep disorders.
Society of Critical Care Medicine
SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. SCCM offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.