Application Deadline Nearing for Grant-Funded ICU Liberation Collaborative

Applications to participate in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation grant-funded quality improvement initiative are due by May 19, 2015.

The ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative is seeking U.S. hospitals interested in improving outcomes for patients and families by reliably implementing the newly modified ABCDEF bundle. Participating hospitals would work with a team of leading national and regional experts to:

  • Optimize pain control plus reduce sedative exposure and time on mechanical ventilation
  • Extend time patients are free of delirium and coma
  • Improve a team approach to early mobilization
  • Engage families to participate in the care and healing of their loved ones
  • Validate compliance and improvement through use of an online data collection tool
  • Enhance teamwork through implementation of evidence-based care
  • Engage with leading experts who have demonstrated improved patient outcomes through the ABCDEF care bundle
  • Create partnerships with institutions doing the same improvement work across the United States

The Collaborative is funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and will be operating in the Southeast, Midwest and West Coast regions, but applying hospitals need not be located in these regions. Hospitals of any type or size may apply, and no experience in implementing the bundle is required.

Apply or learn more about the Collaborative and participation requirements.

If you have any additional questions, please contact SCCM staff partner Diane Byrum at dbyrum@sccm.org.

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