SCCM supports education and research programs for critical care professionals while providing valuable information to the public through gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. Please consider applying your support to one of the following essential programs, each of which focuses on improving care in the intensive care unit (ICU) around the world.
Bring better healthcare to parts of the world where resources are severely limited. In many countries, critical care remains informal, uncoordinated, or even absent. Your gift provides aid and support to individuals and organizations delivering care in resource-limited settings. In addition, your donation allows SCCM the opportunity to provide the materials and financial support needed to bring Fundamentals training programs
to these areas to train non-intensivists on how to properly care for critically ill and injured patients during initial intake, a time in which proper care is vital to survival. Your contribution can also provide travel grants to help those with the highest need to participate in SCCM programs.
SCCM in conjunction with the 6th All Africa Anaesthesia Congress, which was held in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2017, offered six different critical care Fundamentals courses. More than 20 faculty trained approximately 200 participants from 54 African countries. Your financial support helped to ensure this training was given to the proper healthcare professionals.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that continues to be unrecognized or diagnosed too late. It arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The risk of death from sepsis ranges from 30% to 80%, depending upon severity and how quickly treatment begins. Bringing sepsis education to the forefront can exponentially reduce unnecessary fatalities. Your gifts in this area will support activities such as SCCM’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign
, which emphasizes building awareness, improving diagnosis, educating healthcare professionals, and more. Your donation will also support scientific research and treatment programs for sepsis in resource-limited settings.Quality Improvement
Liberating patients from struggles during their ICU stays and from issues that may linger afterward occurs through improving the quality of their care. As part of this initiative, SCCM’s American College of Critical Care Medicine develops clinical practice guidelines
that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. Guidelines are informed by a systematic review of published evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. They are the basis for SCCM quality improvement programs and are used extensively by clinicians to inform their patient treatment programs. SCCM has created a series of collaboratives and teamed up with ICUs to implement quality improvement initiatives that provide tangible results. The collaboratives provide real data and results, providing SCCM with the knowledge to continue with quality improvements. Your gift will support SCCM collaboratives on ICU Liberation
, patient-centered outcomes
, which supports patients with post-intensive care syndrome, and more.Invest in Research
Research paves the way to better critical care. Your gift in this area enables SCCM to encourage continued research in critical care. Through Discovery
, the Critical Care Research Network, SCCM fosters collaborative research among investigators to promote the advancement of critical care research, leading to improved outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. Donations help to increase research in the field and support a broad range of research projects, including research grants to young investigators. Gifts in this category can be designated for immediate use or to endow the SCCM-Weil Research Trust
, whose earnings are used for research grants.