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It is indeed a pleasure for me to welcome you all to the Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists as the Founding President. The college intends to uplift the specialty of Intensive Care Medicine within and beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka by offering academic and clinical leadership to Specialists in Intensive Care Medicine. Holding the vision of ‘Commitment and Care’, the college emphasizes the passionate delivery of care towards critically ill patients which is the prime aim. Further, enhancement of competencies, advocacy for development of health policies and collaboration with national and international organizations by the college enrich this dynamic field of Critical Care Medicine. Ultimately, I firmly believe that the College of Critical Care Specialists would lead its specialty beyond the pinnacle of success.
Dr Dilshan Priyankara MBBS, MD, MRCP, EDICConsultant in Critical Care MedicineNational Hospital of Sri Lanka
The Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists is committed to uplift the field of Intensive Care Medicine in Sri Lanka.
We are an independent, patient centered professional organization comprises of Specialists in Critical Care Medicine.
We hold the vision of “Commitment and Care”.
It signifies our role as committed professionals aiming at delivery of passionate care towards critically ill patients.
Our strategic plans and objectives are all centered on above two aspects which we highly value.
Everything that we do as Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists ultimately aims at the enhancement of the field of Intensive Care Medicine in Sri Lanka.
We are an independent patient centered professional organization which holds a vision of “Commitment and Care”.
Our Strategic aims
All our activities and resources will be dedicated to achieve following strategic aims.
The prime mission of Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists is to drive improvements in the filed of Intensive Care Medicine in Sri Lanka through education, research and advocacy.
We are an independent patient centered professional organization which aims at enhancement of the specialty of Critical Care Medicine within and beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka augmenting the delivery of care towards critically ill patients.
Our role in education
We enhance the knowledge and skills of all the medical professionals related to Intensive Care Medicine targeting the improvement of delivery of high-quality care. We collaborate with national and international experts in the field to share the experience beyond boundaries.
Our role in quality improvement
We recognize the improvement of quality of care delivered as a key determinant of ultimate outcome.
Setting up standards with development of guidelines, accreditation schemes and continuous assessment through audit programs and patient safety initiatives are few of numerous projects carried out by us. Further, we play a major role in advocating state and non-state institutions in view of uplifting the field of Critical Care Medicine.
Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists is a non-profit organization incorporated under the companies act no. 07 of 2007 in Sri Lanka.
Annual General Meeting
There is an annual general meeting of members, which is combined with the annual presidential election.
The Council is the executive and governing body of the college. It is responsible for implementing decisions of the meetings, for carrying out proceedings and for promoting the stated aims of the college.
Council meets monthly and decides to act on current issues related to professional practice and clinical standards.
The Council comprises of twelve statutory officers elected from membership.
Our Annual Report
Our annual report demonstrates our achievements, outlines both audited income and expenditure and includes a brief review of our performance against our purpose and objectives.
Click here to view the Annual Report – 2022
History of Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka – Specialty in evolution
History of Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka extends more than a half century and is evolving rapidly equating with international counterparts.
Tireless efforts of pioneers of Intensive Care marked following major milestones in the trail of success of Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka.
Introduction of Critical Care to Sri Lanka with allocation of designated area in thoracic ward as a recovery area for post-operative patients in General Hospital Colombo
First-ever contemporary intensive care unit was declared open as the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) in General Hospital Colombo
First intensive care unit outside Colombo, at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, was declared open
Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine was inaugurated by multi-disciplinary medical professionals to uplift the filed
Specialty Board of Critical Care Medicine was established by Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo, in order to train dedicated Specialists in Critical Care Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care was commenced by PGIM to enhance the skills and knowledge of post-graduate Doctors serving intensive care units
Faculty of Critical Care Medicine was established in order to represent professionals in Intensive Care Medicine
The senate of University of Colombo approved the training program leading to Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine to produce dedicated Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine
Training program leading to Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine was commenced by the Post-Graduate Institute of Medicine of University of Colombo
Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka recognized the Critical Care Medicine as a separate specialty in an extraordinary gazette notification
First ever dedicated Specialists in Critical Care Medicine commenced duties in Medical Intensive Care Unit of National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Inauguration of Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists with the prime aim of uplifting the delivery of care towards critically ill patients is the pinnacle of the specialty in Sri Lanka
Ceylon College of Critical Care Specialists