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Prof Mervyn Mer’s presentation at CCSSA Update – 8 May 2021

To watch Prof Mervyn Mer’s presnetaion at CCSSA Update – 8 May 2021 Click Here

WFPICCS ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR BRENDA MORROW AS NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT

The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) is pleased to announce that Executive Council Member, Professor…

Vaccinate – it’s the responsible choice.

Members of CCSSA are choosing to vaccinate. Dr Pula Rammego – Specialist Physician “I choose to vaccinate…

Forbes Women Africa Academic Excellence Award Winner: Prof Rudo Mathivha

View the announcement of the award and the profile of Prof Mathivha HERE

December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

CCSSA Bylaws

Dear Member The following three Bylaws have been presented at the AGM held on 29 October 2020….

CCSSA Condemns the murder of colleague Dr A Munshi

The Council and members of CCSSA strongly condemn the murder of colleague and friend, Dr Abdulhay Munshi. …

CCSSA AGM: Thursday 29 OCTOBER 2020 – including APP Launch, Awards and Marc Lottering show

Dear CCSSA Colleagues The Annual General meeting of the Society will take place on THURSDAY 29 October…

COVID-19: Know when to seek medical attention

04 AUGUST 2020 The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa, representing health professionals working with the critically…

The role of laboratory testing in hospitalised and critically ill COVID-19-positive patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed healthcare resources around the world under immense pressure. South Africa, given the condition of its healthcare system, is particularly vulnerable. There has been much discussion around rational healthcare utilisation, ranging from diagnostic testing and personal protective equipment to triage and appropriate use of ventilation strategies. There has, however, been little guidance around use of laboratory tests once COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted to hospital. We present a working guide to rational laboratory test use, specifically for COVID-19, among hospitalised patients, including the critically ill. The specific tests, the reasons for testing, their clinical usefulness, timing and frequency are addressed. We also provide a discussion around evidence for the use of these tests from a clinical perspective.