At present, the group has over 600 members from around the globe.
After gaining some experience on the Anesthesiology mailing list , Dr. David Crippen utilized the GasNet model to develop and implement an international clinical and academic resource for critical care providers. CCM-L was born October 12, 1994, a collaborative effort of Dr. Crippen and Andy Sopchak.
CCML's 'common and accepted uses' are:
A Cyber-Consult Service - critical care consultations in real time from experts around the world. Questions regarding ongoing patient care usually generate replies in hours if not minutes following presentation.
A CCM-L Journal Club - discussion of current critical care literature.
A CCM-L Forum - discussions of what is happening in the global medical-sociopolitical arena.