About EM-CCM

EM-CCM first developed in the early 1980's as a continuum of critical care provided from prehospital to ICU by Peter Safar and Ake Grenvik at the University of Pittsburgh. (1) Subsequently in the 1990's, trauma surgeon Thomas Scalea of Shock Trauma in Baltimore MD was the next to open doors to emergency physicians in trauma resuscitation and critical care. (2) The field of EM-CCM has seen a dramatic rise in the last several years in number of fellowships and emergency physicians (EPs) pursuing CCM fellowship training. (3) These fellowships now provide intensive education and training in the breadth of critical care medicine. EPs who pursue CCM fellowship practice in a variety of settings (academic & community hospitals), educational leadership (residency & fellowships), and research endeavors.

1. Safar P, Grenvik A. Organization and Physician Education in Critical Care Medicine. Anesthesiology. 1977;47:82-95.

2. Bozeman WP, Gaasch WR, Barish RA, Scalea TM. Trauma Resuscitation/ Critical Care Fellowship for Emergency Physicians: A Necessary Step for the Future of Academic Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med 1999; 6(4): 331-333.

3. Mayglothling JA, Gunnerson KJ, Huang DT. Current Practice, Demographics, and Trends of Critical Care Trained Emergency Physicians in the United States. Acad Emerg Med 2010; 17: 325-329.