This project was funded by an unrestricted research grant from the CCSSA.
The authors express their gratitude to the CCSSA council, Professor Piet Becker, the CEOs of all the participating hospitals, the directors of the private hospital groups, and the fieldworkers who collected data.
Function under the auspices of the CCSSA and the Society's Constitution
Identify regional groups aligned to local CCSSA branches
Based on the evidence discussed, the CCSSA
proposes the following recommendations.
This congress will be promoted at the 2009 World Congress due to be held in Florence, Italy in August by CCSSA
Council members attending the conference.
Scribante J, Bhagwanjee S, for CCSSA
If you feel your city or town could benefit from a visit from CCSSA
members with both nursing and medical skills in critical care, please contact Eric Hodgson: iti20178@mweb.
Council Outreach Programme and Fresenius Kabi workshops: These are formal activities that are being planned throughout South Africa in the near future, and will be advertised.
To this end the proposed CCSSA
database must be seen as a long-term Department of Health objective.
Availability: South African Journal of Critical Care and CCSSA
A Clinical Trials Group (CTG) was formed within the CCSSA
in September 2006.