Tag: awards

Research Agenda

Critical Care Research Agenda The CCSC appointed an expert panel to define a broad, comprehensive agenda for critical care research. This was based on input from a broad range of stakeholders, including USCITT (Critical Illness and Injury Trials group, see below), and serves as a blueprint for future critical care investigation. It also serves as a template to […]


Anesthetic Use The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an Interpretive Guideline on Anesthetic Use for Hospital Procedures. This guideline restricts injection of intravenous sedatives for procedures (including emergency intubation) to “qualified” practitioners, a definition that does not include critical care and emergency medicine nurses. The Critical Care Society Collaborative (CCSC) was concerned about […]

HAI Awards

In 2011 the CCSC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a national awards program to motivate the healthcare community to achieve wide-scale reduction of healthcare-associated infections. Criteria is tied to national standards as outlined in the HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections. The initial year of the program saw […]