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THRIVE Developments

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 aandrews@sccm.org.

*Currently participating in the Thrive Peer Support Collaborative

Apply for THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative Funding

In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (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 intensive care unit (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 aandrews@sccm.org.

Join the CDC in Marking Sepsis Awareness Month

In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month this September, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sponsored and/or promoted numerous events stressing the importance of detecting this life-threatening condition early and taking preventative measures.

Help to continue raising awareness by participating in the CDC’s webinar, Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition, on Thursday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. (CT).

Keep the conversation going on social media by using the following hashtag: #ThinkSepsis.

If you have not already done so, you are also encouraged to review resources related to the new sepsis definitions released earlier this year and to familiarize yourself with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign and its THRIVE initiative, which centers on addressing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).

Join the CDC in Marking Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring and/or promoting numerous events to stress the importance of detecting this life-threatening condition early and taking preventative measures.

All events to be held in September dovetail nicely with a Vital Signs report released by the CDC late last month that centered on sepsis. The release of the report coincided with a related press conference held by the CDC that featured CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden and Mitchell Levy, MD, MCCM, FCCP, a founding and Executive Committee member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, discussing the report and emphasizing the importance of early identification.

Events in September include:

The 1st World Sepsis Congress – Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9
In 13 distinctive sessions, more than 70 speakers from more than 20 countries will give 10-minute keynotes and presentations on the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. After each talk, the speakers will answer live questions from the audience.

Twitter Chat Centered on Sepsis – Tuesday, September 13, at 12:00 p.m. (CT)
The chat will feature Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News discussing sepsis. Dr. Richard Besser is the Chief Health and Medical Editor for ABC News. To participate, use #abcDrBchat.

CDC Webinar – Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan – Tuesday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. (CT)

CDC Webinar – Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition – Thursday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Before, during and after the above events, you are encouraged to keep the conversation going on social media by using the following hashtag: #ThinkSepsis.

If you have not already done so, you are also encouraged to review resources related to the new sepsis definitions released earlier this year and to familiarize yourself with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign and its THRIVE initiative, which centers on addressing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).

AACN Publication Features Trailblazing THRIVE Initiative

The latest issue of AACN Advanced Critical Care centers on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), with specific mention of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) trailblazing efforts to address this phenomenon via its THRIVE initiative and MyICUCare website.

Published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the issue features an article, written by leaders of the THRIVE initiative, entitled Peer Support as a Novel Strategy to Mitigate Post–Intensive Care Syndrome.
Clinicians are encouraged to point their patients to SCCM’s PICS-related resources, including the MyICUCare website, the August/September 2015 issue of Critical Connections, which centered on PICS, and a SCCM video series featuring intensive care unit survivors sharing their stories.

As a reminder, SCCM offers several grant and award opportunities related to the THRIVE initiative:

THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative – This collaborative offers grants aimed at fostering an international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families.

THRIVE Innovation Award – This award recognizes an individual, team or center for innovation in survivor 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.

THRIVE Research Grant to Accelerate Recovery – This grant offers up to $50,000 in funding to SCCM members conducting research aimed at improving patient and family support after critical illness.

AACN Advanced Critical Care is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of in-depth articles intended for experienced critical care and acute care clinicians at the bedside, advanced practice nurses, and clinical and academic educators. Each issue includes a topic-based symposium.

Application Deadline Tomorrow for THRIVE Support Group Network Funding

In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is proud to fund the second 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 intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Via a brief, expedited application process, SCCM will select five new sites to join the collaborative. Participation is open to institutions that already have a support group in place, as well as those that wish to establish a new support system for patients. Participants will join together in regular calls to share knowledge about nurturing such groups and helping them grow. 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 17, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM staff partner Adair Andrews at aandrews@sccm.org.

Also, learn more about post-intensive care syndrome and the efficacy of peer support groups by reading an informative peer-reviewed article that recently appeared in Advanced Critical Care.

SCCM Announces THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative Grant Awardees

Millions of patients each year survive a serious or life-threatening illness only to face an often painful and challenging course of recovery. In an effort to assist patients after an intensive care unit (ICU) discharge, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) launched the THRIVE Initiative. A key component of this initiative is the newly minted THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative, which has SCCM partnering with six inaugural sites to foster a network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families. SCCM would like to formally congratulate all six grant awardee sites.

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas – Austin, Texas, USA

University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, Washington, USA

UC San Diego Medical Center – La Jolla, California, USA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

NorthShore University HealthSystem – Evanston, Illinois, USA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Nashville, Tennessee, USA

The Collaborative, which will grow in subsequent years as additional sites are invited to participate, will enable the creation of face-to-face groups in which survivors offer each other mutual support and share solutions related to ICU recovery. The goal 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 the network. SCCM believes that ICU survivors have unique knowledge and skills that they can share with each other to help improve recovery. The THRIVE Initiative seeks to catalyze this sharing. In this fashion, SCCM hopes to rapidly advance the practice of peer-survivor support.

Learn more about the challenges faced by patients after ICU discharge by listening to this recent iCritical Care podcast.

SCCM Pod-287 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Critical Illness Survivors: A Meta-Analysis

Apply Now for THRIVE Support Group Network Funding

In support of the THRIVE initiative, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is proud to fund the first 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 intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Via a brief, expedited application process, SCCM will select up to five sites to inaugurate the initial networks. Participation is open to institutions that already have a support group in place, as well as those that wish to establish a new support system for patients. Participants will join together in regular calls to share knowledge about nurturing such groups and helping them grow. 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. SCCM expects to add additional groups in each of the next two years.

Applications are due June 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM staff partner Adair Andrews at aandrews@sccm.org.