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The Society of Critical Care Technologies.

The society is the professional body representing Critical Care Scientists.

The SCCT holds a voluntary membership register for Critical Care Scientists.

The council is an active member of the Academy for Healthcare Sciences (AHCS) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS); representing Critical Care Scientists in the provision of educational, professional pathways and developing standards of best practice.

The council are instrumental in working alongside the Modernising Scientific Careers Curriculum in the continued development and support of the Scientific Training Program (STP) in Critical Care Science.

Our Aim / Mission Statement:

To promote and develop safe and effective use of technological systems for the benefit and care of critically ill patients.

Our Objectives:

  • Develop & maintain competency
  • Define and develop training programmes
  • Provide support systems for other professionals
  • Raise Profile of Role
  • Establish career structure
  • Establish professional standards
  • Acquire and disseminate knowledge necessary for the use of technological systems
  • Establish links with other professional and government / legal bodies
  • Aim for professional state registration to enable professional regulation

A Critical Care Scientist is:

“A specially trained Health Care Scientist, with expert knowledge of the physiology and technology involved in delivery of critical care to patients as part of a multidisciplinary team.”

This lists just some of the functionality of the Critical Care Scientist:

  • Equipment management, procurement, maintenance and repair.
  • Stat laboratory management, near patient testing, quality control,
    blood analysis etc.
  • Physiological monitoring, support and diagnostic techniques, eg respiratory
    therapy,extra-corporeal circuits, temporary pacing, IABP, cannulation,
    intubation, etc.
  • Patient transfers, both internal and external
  • Scientific and technical training of medical, nursing, and other
    healthcare scientists and AHP’s
  • Research and audit
  • Risk management