Applications for the 2015 ICU Design Citation award are now being accepted. Co-sponsored 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 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 receives two plaques and one complimentary registration to the annual meetings of SCCM and AACN. Honorable mentions will also be awarded with a plaque. Citation recipients will be notified in November 2015.
Visit www.sccm.org/ICUDesignCitation for requirements and to begin the application process. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2015.