Guidelines & Consensus Statements

Since 1990, ESICM has commited to produce guidelines and consensus statements from international task forces in collaboration with other international societies to provide the best evidence for clinicians at the bedside. The majority of these manuscripts have been published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine

2014

Consensus on circulatory shock and haemodynamic monitoring. Task force of the European Society of Intensive Care MedicineIntensive Care MedicineVolume 40, Issue 12 / December, 2014  

Consensus Summary Statement of the International Multidisciplinary Consensus Conference on Multimodality Monitoring in Neurocritical Care. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensive Care Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 9 / September, 2014

Clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and treatment of hyponatraemia.  Intensive Care Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3 / March, 2014

2013

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock, 2012. Intensive Care Medicine - Jan 2013

2012

Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7 day cohort study.Pearse RM. European Surgical Outcomes Study. (EuSOS) group for the Trials groups of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Lancet. 2012 Sep 22;380(9847):1059-65. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61148-9.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - The Berlin Definition. The ARDS Definition Task Force. JAMA. 2012;307(23):2526-2533.

Prospectively defined indicators to improve the safety and quality of care for critically ill patients: a report from the Task Force on Safety and Quality of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)Intensive Care Med. 2012 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print]

2011

Recommendations on basic requirements for intensive care units: structural and organisational aspectsIntensive Care Med. 2011 Oct;37(10):1575-87. Epub 2011 Sep 15

International expert statement on training standards for critical care ultrasonography Expert Round Table on Ultrasound in ICU. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Jul;37(7):1077-83. Epub 2011 May 26

Recommendations on basic requirements for intensive care units: structural and organisational aspects. Intensive Care Medicine, June 2011

2010

An Official ATS/ERS/ESICM/SCCM/SRLF Statement: Prevention and Management of Acute Renal Failure in the ICU Patient: an international consensus conference in intensive care medicineATS/ERS/ESICM/SCCM/SRLF Ad Hoc Committee on Acute Renal Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 May 15;181(10):1128-55

2008

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2008. Intensive Care Medicine Vol 34:17-60

ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008: the Task Force for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008 of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA) and endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG). Eur J Heart Fail. 2008 Oct;10(10):933-89. Epub 2008 Sep 16. Review. No abstract available. Erratum in: Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Apr;12(4):416. Dosage error in article text. Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 Jan;11(1):110

2007 

Management of bleeding following major trauma: a European guidelineCritical Care 2007, 11:R17

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)Intensive Care Med. 2007 Mar;33(3):423-5. Epub 2007 Feb 16. No abstract available

2005 

Executive summary of the guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failure. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2005 Apr;58(4):389-429. Review. Original language-Spanish. No abstract available

The European Union Directive on Clinical Research: present status of implementation in EU member states' legislations with regard to the incompetent patientIntensive Care Medicine Vol 31(3): 476-479, 2005. 

2004

Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock.  Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 30(5): 536-555, 2004.

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock:   Background, recommendations, and discussion from an evidence-based review. A supplement to Critical Care Medicine Vol 32 (11): S445-S597, 2004.

2001

2001 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS: International Sepsis Definitions Conference. (ESICM Section on Sepsis) Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 29(4): 530-538, 2003.

European Task Force on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)(ERS/ESICM/ESCMID/ESA) Eur Respir J. 2001 May;17(5):1034-45 PMID: 11488306 

1999

Recommendations for intra-hospital transport of the severely head injured patient. ESICM Working group on Neurosurgical intensive care. Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 25(12): 1441-1443, 1999 

1998

Guidelines for the pre-hospital care of patients with severe head injuries. ESICM Working group on Neurosurgical intensive care. Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 24(11): 1221-1225, 1998 

1997

Informed consent for research purposes in intensive care patients in Europe Part II. Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 23(4): 435-439, 1997. 

1996

The SOFA (Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment) score to describe organ dysfunction/failure. (ESICM Working group on Sepsis-related problems) Intensive Care Med Vol 22(7): 707-710, 1996 

Guidelines for a training programme in intensive care medicine. Intensive Care Medicine.Vol 22(2): 166-172, 1996

1994

Guidelines for the utilisation of intensive care units. Intensive Care Medicine.Vol 20 (2): 163-164, 1994

Guidelines for training in intensive care medicine. Intensive Care Medicine. Vol 20(1): 80-81, 1994