The latest issue of AACN Advanced Critical Care centers on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), with specific mention of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) trailblazing efforts to address this phenomenon via its THRIVE initiative and MyICUCare website.
Published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the issue features an article, written by leaders of the THRIVE initiative, entitled Peer Support as a Novel Strategy to Mitigate Post–Intensive Care Syndrome.
Clinicians are encouraged to point their patients to SCCM’s PICS-related resources, including the MyICUCare website, the August/September 2015 issue of Critical Connections, which centered on PICS, and a SCCM video series featuring intensive care unit survivors sharing their stories.
As a reminder, SCCM offers several grant and award opportunities related to the THRIVE initiative:
THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative – This collaborative offers grants aimed at fostering an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families.
THRIVE Innovation Award – This award recognizes an individual, team or center for innovation in survivor partnership that addresses the needs of survivors of critical illness, including the family, to optimize recovery through novel paradigms of care delivery, improved coordination of care, and/or the design and implementation of virtual or in-person support groups.
THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery – This grant offers up to $50,000 in funding to SCCM members conducting research aimed at improving patient and family support after critical illness.
AACN Advanced Critical Care is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of in-depth articles intended for experienced critical care and acute care clinicians at the bedside, advanced practice nurses, and clinical and academic educators. Each issue includes a topic-based symposium.