Guidelines

The SSAI Clinical Practice Committee is devoted to develop, endorse and publish clinical practice guidelines to be used by Scandinavian anaesthesiologists and intensivists.

The GRADE methodology is used in preparing these guidelines and an outline of the work flow for preparing SSAI guidelines can be found here along with instructions on how the SSAI endorses non-SSAI clinical practice guidelines:

SSAI clinical practice guidelines (pdf)
Endorsement of non-SSAI clinical practice guidelines (pdf)

SSAI guidelines

AreaTopicGuidelineMAGICYear
Intensive careCirculatory failureNew-onset atrial fibrillation in critically ill adult patients—anSSAI clinical practice guidelineMAGIC2023
Intensive careCirculatory failureScandinavian SSAI clinical practice guideline on choice of inotropic agent for patients with acute circulatory failure2018
Intensive careCirculatory failureCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs clinical practice guideline: vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension and vasopressor use in early traumatic shock2017
Intensive careCirculatory failureCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs Clinical Practice Guideline: vasopressors in early traumatic shock2017
Intensive careCirculatory failureCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs Clinical Practice Guideline: vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension2017
Intensive careCirculatory failureScandinavian SSAI clinical practice guideline on choice of first-line vasopressor for patients with acute circulatory failure2016
Prehospital careAirway managementScandinavian SSAI clinical practice guideline on pre-hospital airway management2016
Intensive careRespiratory failureScandinavian clinical practice guideline on fluid and drug therapy in adults with acute respiratory distress syndromeMAGIC2016
Intensive careCirculatory failureScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of fluid in resuscitation of critically ill patients with acute circulatory failureMAGIC2015
Intensive careRespiratory failureScandinavian clinical practice guideline on mechanical ventilation in adults with the acute respiratory distress syndromeMAGIC2015

Abbreviations:

  • CCCS-SSAI: Canadian Critical Care Society – Scandinavian Society of Critical Care. These jointly developed guidelines form part of the MAGIC WikiRec project
  • SSAI CPG: SSAI clinical practice guideline
  • MAGIC: “Making GRADE the Irresistible Choice”, a project and platform for guideline development and rapid dissemination. More info here. Where applicable the table has a link to the MAGICapp page with the guideline and grading

Endorsed guidelines

AreaTopicEndorsementOriginal guidelineMAGICYear
Intensive careVenous thromboembolism in COVID19SSAI endorsementISTH guidelines for antithrombotic treatment in COVID-192023
Intensive careVenous thromboembolism in traumaSSAI endorsementSaudi Critical Care Society clinical practice guidelines on the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adults with trauma: reviewed for evidence-based integrity and endorsed by the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine2023
AnaesthesiaRegional anaesthesiaSSAI endorsementRegional anaesthesia in patients on antithrombotic drugs – Joint ESAIC/ESRA guidelines2022
Intensive careBleedingSSAI endorsementTransfusion strategies in bleeding critically ill adults: a clinical practice guideline from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine2022
Intensive careCOVID-19SSAI endorsementA living WHO guideline on drugs for covid-19MAGIC2022
Intensive careSepsis in adultsSSAI endorsementSurviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of sepsis and septic shock 20212022
Intensive careSepsis in childrenSSAI endorsementSurviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children2021
Prehospital careTraumaSSAI endorsementNew clinical guidelines on the spinal stabilisation of adult trauma patients – consensus and evidence based2021
Intensive careStress ulcer prophylaxisSSAI endorsementGastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis for critically ill patients: a clinical practice guidelineMAGIC2020
Intensive careRhabdomyolysisSSAI endorsementPrevention of rhabdomyolysis‐induced acute kidney injury – A DASAIM/DSIT clinical practice guideline2019
AnaesthesiaLumbar punctureSSAI endorsementAtraumatic (pencil-point) versus conventional needles for lumbar puncture: a clinical practice guidelineMAGIC2019

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