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1999 Additions to the SCCM Guidelines & Practice Parameters

  • Theo Bloom
Critical Care19993:webreport101

Published: 6 December 1999


The site includes a section listing 11 consensus reports published as guidelines for various topics in critical care medicine, dating back to 1992. The 1999 additions include admission/discharge policies for pediatric intensive care units; recommendations about critical care services and personnel; and practice parameters for hemodynamic support of sepsis in adults.


The 'Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Sepsis in Adult Patients' is an excellent review of this topic, commenting on fluid resuscitation, vasopressor therapy, and inotropic therapy. There are 197 references, some of which are rated using the Evidence-Based Medicine's rating system.

Other comments

The hemodynamic support of sepsis guideline is dated March 1999.


Freely available in the site.


  1. Society of Critical Care Medicine. []


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