What is the Society for Acute Medicine?

What is the Society for Acute Medicine?

The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) is the national representative body for staff caring for medical patients in the acute hospital setting. Formed in 2000, SAM was established at a time when the concepts of acute medicine and the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) were in their infancy.

What do we do?

  • Promote education of medical, nursing and paramedical staff in acute medicine
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the collection of data relevant to acute medical assessments and admissions
  • Facilitate collaborative research in acute medicine
  • Promote the creation of appropriate environments for acute medical assessments and admissions
  • Share good practice
  • Promote the acute care models that exist to improve the management of patients
  • Provide encouragement and support to all members of the multi-disciplinary team

To learn more about SAM, click here. For more information on how to become a member, click here.

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