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Attend a PCOR-ICU Collaborative Live Informational Session

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is launching a new collaborative aimed at helping hospitals implement patient and family engagement programs.

The Society is seeking 50 intensive care unit (ICU) teams based in the United States interested in participating in the PCOR-ICU Collaborative: Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients and Families Through Research Dissemination and Implementation. Adult and pediatric ICUs will be considered. The deadline to submit an application is June 15, 2016.

Want to learn more about this unique collaborative opportunity?

Attend a complimentary informational call with Collaborative leaders Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM. They will take questions and provide information about the application process, Collaborative goals, and much more.

  • Monday, May 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Central Time
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Central Time

Access Information

  • Dial-in telephone number: +1 866 740-1260
  • Access code: 8277157
  • No registration required
  • Complimentary

Visit www.sccm.org/PCOR to learn more about the application process and the many potential initiatives within the Collaborative.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. This program is funded through a PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award (2626-SCCM).

Are you attending the 2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition® May 16 to 19, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA? If so, please visit the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at Booth #3408 and enter to win a free Apple iPad®. Enduring materials offering continuing medical education credits from the Society’s 45th Critical Care Congress will be available.

Information about joining the new PCOR-ICU Collaborative will also be available. Dr. Kleinpell will be taking questions in the SCCM booth from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

SCCM Collaborative to Focus on Improving Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is launching a new collaborative aimed at helping hospitals implement patient and family engagement programs.

The Society is seeking intensive care unit (ICU) teams interested in participating in the PCOR-ICU Collaborative: Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients and Families Through Research Dissemination and Implementation. This program is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (2626-SCCM).

Visit www.sccm.org/PCOR to learn more about the application process.

Led by SCCM Executive Committee members Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, the PCOR-ICU Collaborative will bring together ICU teams to implement patient- and family-centered initiatives.

The Society is seeking 50 ICU teams based in the United States to participate. Adult and pediatric ICUs will be considered.

Potential initiatives will include:

  • Implementing open visitation (non-restricted ICU hours)
  • Integrating families in rounds (family-centered rounds)
  • Integrating structured family care conferences to establish goals of care
  • Disseminating information and providing support to families on how they can assist with the care of their loved one
  • Family presence during invasive procedures in the ICU
  • Family presence during resuscitation
  • Forming a family/patient advisory group
  • Implementing music therapy in the ICU setting
  • Implementing pet therapy in the ICU setting
  • Facilitating the use of patient/family ICU diaries
  • Investigation and planning for implementation of a post-ICU clinic
  • Project of team’s choice related to patient- and family-centered outcomes

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

Application Deadline Approaching for Vision Grant

The deadline to apply for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Vision Grant is Monday, August 11, 2014. The Society is generously funding a Vision Grant of $50,000 in support of member researchers. Eligible members include those conducting basic, translational or clinical research, especially that which is related to SCCM’s mission of securing the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:

  • Basic Research: Expand our understanding of complex critical illness processes.
  • Bench to Bedside: Improve patient care by translating basic scientific findings into therapeutic interventions for critical care patients.
  • Clinical Outcomes: Advance our understanding of patient outcomes and continuous improvement practices.

Be sure to submit your application by August 11, 2014, to be considered for grant support in 2015.

For more information and to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant. Learn more about previous winners and their research.

$50,000 in Funding Available for Research Projects

Through generous funding from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a Vision Grant of $50,000 is offered to support member researchers. Basic, translational and clinical research submissions are encouraged. Submit your application by August 11, 2014, to be considered for grant support in 2015.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:

  • Basic Research: Expand our understanding of complex critical illness processes.
  • Bench to Bedside: Improve patient care by translating basic scientific findings into therapeutic interventions for critical care patients.
  • Clinical Outcomes: Advance our understanding of patient outcomes and continuous improvement practices.

For more information and to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant. Learn more about last year’s winner.

Vision Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Submit your application by August 31, 2013, to be considered for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 2014 Vision Grant.  Through generous funding, $50,000 is offered to support member researchers. Basic, translational and clinical research submissions are encouraged.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:

  • Basic Research: Expand our understanding of complex critical illness processes.
  • Bench to Bedside: Improve patient care by translating basic scientific findings into therapeutic interventions for critical care patients.
  • Clinical Outcomes: Advance our understanding of patient outcomes and continuous improvement practices.

For more information or to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant.

Vision Grant Now Includes New Categories for Research Projects

Through generous funding from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a Vision Grant of $50,000 is offered to support member researchers. Basic, translational and clinical research submissions are encouraged. Submit your application by August 31, 2013, to be considered for grant support in 2014.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:

  • Basic research: Expand our understanding of complex critical illness processes.
  • Bench to bedside: Improve patient care by translating basic scientific findings into therapeutic interventions for critical care patients.
  • Clinical outcomes: Advance our understanding of patient outcomes and continuous improvement practices.

For more information or to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant.

Sessions on Delirium, Nutrition and More Added to LearnICU.org

Several videos featuring the industry-supported sessions from the Society’s Critical Care Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are now available free of charge at LearnICU.org. Access these presentations and earn continuing education credit:

Major Grant Will Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has been awarded a grant in support of its new Project DisPatCH — Disseminating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Healthcare Professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that SCCM is the recipient of this grant, marking the first time the Society has received federal funding in support of a program.

Project DisPatCH, under the leadership of SCCM members Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM, and Timothy Buchman, MD, MCCM, aims to help fulfill the goals of the AHRQ by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered outcomes research over the grant’s three-year period. The AHRQ supports this type of research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States. Read more…

$50,000 in Funding Available for Research Projects

Through generous funding from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a Vision Grant of $50,000 is offered to support member researchers. Submit your application by August 31, 2013, to be considered for grant support in 2014.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:
Education: Evaluation, enhancement, and expansion of education to caregivers and families in providing patient-centered critical care.
Integrated Team of Dedicated Experts: Promotion of patient-centered critical care delivered by an integrated team of dedicated experts, including quality and health service delivery.

Outcome Measurements and Reporting: Development and measurement of quality of care provided in the ICU, thereby reducing errors and increasing patient safety.

Continuous Improvement: Focus on patient-centered care in the ICU, which includes ongoing efforts in quality improvement.

For more information or to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant. Learn more about last year’s winner.

SCCM Highlights 2013 Vision Grant Winner

Interested in applying for the 2013 Vision Grant? The 2013 recipient, Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, FASN, summarizes her research project and offers insight into the grant application process. Her work also is featured in the February/March issue of Critical Connections.

The Vision Grant offers up to $50,000 in funding to an SCCM member whose work supports education, teamwork, outcomes measures, and reporting and continuous improvement. The deadline to submit an application is August 31, 2013. For more information, please contact SCCM staff partner Sharon Plenner at splenner@sccm.org.