ICU Design Citation Award Applications Due August 15

The deadline to submit an application for the 2015 ICU Design Citation award is Saturday, August 15, 2015. Visit for requirements and to begin the application process.

Cosponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health, this award honors a critical care unit already in operation that combines functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care.

Entries are reviewed in a blinded fashion and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates commitment to creating a healing environment and promoting safety and security
  • Demonstrates commitment to efficiency
  • Demonstrates attention to an innovative, unique aesthetic and creative design features

The award is given to the unit that best resolves both functional and humanitarian issues in a unique and complementary manner. The patient bedside area, overall unit design, integration of technology, staff/support areas, and family/waiting areas also are assessed.

The winning unit will be notified in November 2015 and receives a plaque and one complimentary registration to the annual meetings of SCCM and AACN.

THRIVE Innovation Award Application Deadline Extended to September 8

The THRIVE Innovation Award application deadline has been extended to September 8, 2015. This award recognizes an individual, team or center for innovation in 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.

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