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The SSAI Clinical Practice Committee is devoted to define and publish clinical guidelines to be implemented and used by all Scandinavian Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists.

The GRADE methodology is used in preparing the guidelines and an outline of the work-flow for preparing SSAI guidelines can be found here.


 

Guideline update September 2016 

 

Published guidelines

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureMorten Hylander MøllerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of vasopressor for patients with acute circulatory failure2016/Q3
Prehospital Care-Mårten SandbergScandinavian clinical practice guideline on pre-hospital airway management2016/Q2
Intensive CareAcute respiratory failureJon Henrik LaakeScandinavian clinical practice guideline on fluid and drug therapy in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome2016/Q1
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureAnders PernerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of fluid in resuscitation of critically ill patients with acute circulatory failure2015/Q1
Intensive CareAcute respiratory failureJon Henrik LaakeScandinavian clinical practice guideline on mechanical ventilation in adults with the acute respiratory distress syndrome 2015/Q1
This table shows guidelines published by the SSAI and made available from Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. The guidelines may be downloaded here in pdf format.

 

Published in MAGIC_APP logo

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Intensive CareAcute respiratory failureJon Henrik LaakeScandinavian clinical practice guideline on fluid and drug therapy in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome2016/Q1
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureMorten Hylander MøllerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of fluid in resuscitation of critically ill patients with acute circulatory failure2016/Q1
This table shows guidelines published by the SSAI also in MAGIC. The guidelines may be assessed here. MAGIC is a research and innovation programme and non-profit initiative within the health sector, working to improve the creation, dissemination and dynamic updating of clinical practice guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids. All guidelines published by the SSAI in MAGIC.

 

Joint publications from SSAI and the Canadian Critical Care Society

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureRochwerg BCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs clinical practice guideline: vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension and vasopressor use in early traumatic shock.2017/Q3
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureRochwerg BCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs Clinical Practice Guideline: vasopressors in early traumatic shock.2017/Q2
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureRochwerg BCCCS-SSAI WikiRecs Clinical Practice Guideline: vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension.2017/Q2
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureHylands MA systematic review of vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension.2017/Q2
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureHylands MVasopressor use following traumatic injury: protocol for a systematic review.2017/Q1
This table shows articles published by the SSAI and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS). Not all articles are open access as they are not published in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica and are therefore linked to pubmed only.

 

Submitted guidelines

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
No submitted guidelines as of today.

 

Guidelines in preparation

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Perioperative Care-Anders Gadegaard JensenScandinavian clinical practice guideline on emergency anaesthesia2016/Q3-4
Pain Management-Geir NiemiScandinavian clinical practice guideline on acute pain management2016/Q3-4

 

Scheduled guidelines

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Intensive CareAcute respiratory failureJon Henrik LaakeScandinavian clinical practice guideline on rescue therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome2016-2017
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureMorten Hylander MøllerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of inotropic agent for patients with acute circulatory failure2016/Q4
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureMorten Hylander MøllerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on choice of cardiovascular diagnostics and monitoring for patients with acute circulatory failure2017

 

Suggestions for future guidelines

AreaTask forceTask force leaderGuidelineYear
Perioperative CareScandinavian clinical practice guideline on neuromuscular monitoring and treatment?
Perioperative CarePerioperative hemodynamic careMichelle ChewA series of prioritized guidelines on perioperative hemodynamic care, e.g. fluids, drugs, and monitoring2017
Perioperative CareObstetric anaesthesia, e.g. emergency cesarean section 2017
Perioperative CareRegional anaesthesia (blockade) in anaesthetized patients?
Intensive CareAcute circulatory failureMorten Hylander MøllerScandinavian clinical practice guideline on treatment of atrial fibrillation in ICU patients2017/2018

 

Older non-GRADE guidelines.

These previously published guidelines do not adhere to the methods described by the «Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation» (short GRADE) working group and are no longer endorsed by the Clinical Practice Committee of SSAI. Several of these guidelines have been updated (see above) or are undergoing revision in accordance with GRADE.

Scandinavian clinical practice guidelines on general anaesthesia for emergency situations
A. G. Jensen, T. Callesen, J. S. Hagemo, K. Hreinsson, V. Lund and J. Nordmark

Scandinavian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the diagnosis, management and follow-up of anaphylaxis during anaesthesia
M. Kroigaard, L. H. Garvey, L. Gillberg, S. G. O. Johansson, H. Mosbech, E. Florvaag, T. Harboe, L. I. Eriksson, G. Dahlgren, H. Seeman-Lodding, R. Takala, M. Wattwil, G. Hirlekar, B. Dahlén and A. B. Guttormsen

Nordic guidelines for neuraxial blocks in disturbed haemostasis from the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
H. Breivik, U. Bang, J. Jalonen, G. Vigfússon, S. Alahuhta and M. Lagerkranser

Scandinavian Clinical practice guidelines for therapeutic hypothermia and post-resuscitation care after cardiac arrest
M. Castrén, T. Silfvast, S. Rubertsson, M. Niskanen, F. Valsson, M. Wanscher, K. Sunde (Task Force on Scandinavian Therapeutic Hypothermia Guidelines, Clinical Practice Committee Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care Medicine)

Pre-hospital airway management: guidelines from a task force from the Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
P. Berlac, P. K. Hyldmo, P. Kongstad, J. Kurola, A. R. Nakstad and M. Sandberg

Pre-operative fasting guidelines: an update
E. Søreide, L. I. Eriksson, G. Hirlekar, H. Eriksson, S. W. Henneberg, R. Sandin, J. Raeder (Task Force on Scandinavian Pre-operative Fasting Guidelines, Clinical Practice Committee Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine)

 

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