Dedicated to quality care for the critically ill

The Critical Care Society of South Africa (CCSSA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering appropriate, quality care to the critically ill.

Founded in 1970, the CCSSA represents doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners working in the field of critical care medicine. Affiliated societies, such as the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SASPEN) and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Group (CPRG), as well as special interest groups, such as ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) are also represented and supported by the Society.

The CCSSA provides professional development; research; guidelines; protocols; accreditation; training; conferences and seminars to its members.

Patient advocacy is an integral focus of the Society and to this end, information and resources are made available to patients and their families on all aspects of critical care and ICU.

The CCSSA is administered by volunteers from the professional community.


CCSSA COVID-19 Response

2 April 2020 Click HERE for Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in South Africa (full document) 

2 April 2020 Click HERE for SUMMARY of Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in South Africa 

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March 2020 Click HERE for CCSSA COVID-19 management Summary

March 2020 Click HERE for Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)”

March 2020 Click HERE for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Critical Care Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

March 2020 Click HERE for Principles of Airway Management in Coronovirus COVID-19. 

March 2020 Click HERE for The joint statement from CCSSA and SASA regarding COVID-19

March 2020 Click HERE for Critical Care Specialist Group (CCSG) of the BDA Guidance on management of nutrition and dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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