The THRIVE initiative is proud to announce the selection of 10 institutions to a new Post Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Clinic Collaborative:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA*
- Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN
- Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK*
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK*
- National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
- Springfield Clinic, Springfield, IL
- University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Mercy Hospital), Pittsburgh, PA
- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC*
The purpose of the THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative is to build an international network of hospitals focused on developing post-ICU clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors. The Collaborative is a partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the 10 inaugural sites. Together in the collaborative, the goals will be:
- Improve patient outcomes after ICU discharge
- Address post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) using a multidisciplinary team
- Decrease readmission rates and morbidities
- Improve the quality of life for patients after critical illness
- Collect data for quality improvement
On another note, in support of the THRIVE initiative, SCCM is proud to fund the third round of seed grants to foster an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families. These groups will offer survivors mutual support and the opportunity to share solutions to the challenges of recovery after an ICU stay.
The goal of these grants is not to fund ICU follow-up clinics but rather to develop peer-support models with strong survivor co-leadership as the foundation for growing an international network.
Applications are due June 1, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact SCCM staff partner Adair Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Currently participating in the Thrive Peer Support Collaborative