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If you have a guideline that you would like the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) to endorse, please review the process for guidelines review. The request will be reviewed by CCCS Knowledge & Translation committee.

All completed works from the joint CCCS/CCCTG on Knowledge Translation Committee can be found here.

The documents produced or endorsed by CCCS can be found here.

Completed works from the joint CCCS/CCCTG Committee on Knowledge Translation Committee

Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition Support in Mechanically Ventilated, Critically Ill Adult Patients - English

Clinical practice guidelines for the use of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure in the acute setting - English

Comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia: Prevention - English

Comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia: Diagnosis and Treatment - English

Additional documents produced or endorsed by CCCS

A brain-based definition of death and criteria for its determination after arrest of circulation or neurologic function in Canada: a 2023 clinical practice guideline

Updated Ebola Clinical Guidance Document English - Report #2: October 28, 2014  - English   French 

The World Brain Death Project: Implications for Canadian Practice

Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Second interim guidance

Guidance for the Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in the Intensive Care Unit (Reference Repository

Management of Devastating Brain Injuries in the Emergency Department: Enhancing Neuroprognostication and Maintaining the Opportunity for Organ and Tissue Donation

Withdrawal and Withholding of Life Support

Brain arrest: the neurological determination of death and organ donor management in Canada 

Medical Management to Optimize Donor Organ Potential: A Canadian Forum 

DCD - Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death: A Canadian Forum 

BBF in NDD - Brain Blood Flow in the Neurological Determination of Death: Expert Consensus Meeting Report 

Guidelines for Categorization of Services for the Critically Ill Patient - Adapted from the Critical Care Operations Group, a collaboration of London Teaching Hospitals 

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012

About the Association

The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) is the National Specialty Society, representing Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine physicians in Canada. The practice of Critical Care Medicine in Canada is multidisciplinary and CCCS members hold base specialty certification in anaesthesia, medicine, paediatrics, emergency medicine or surgery and some surgical subspecialties such as cardiac surgery and neurosurgery.

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