THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative

The Society of Critical Medicine, through its THRIVE Initiative, is offering up to seven, $1,000 grants aimed at fostering a network of hospitals focused on developing post ICU clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors. The grant is not intended to fund ICU follow-up clinics, but rather to foster a co-learning experience through shared experiences. Recipients will share and gain knowledge in how to set-up and sustain a Post ICU Clinic and will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in growing the network. The grant should fund be applied to attend an in-person meeting and your internal data collection, for one year.

2018 applications are now open online and due by May 1, 2018
Post-ICU Clinic Collaborative Application

Goals of this collaborative will be to:
  • 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
  • Data collection on quality improvement
Any hospital or associated professional group may apply, but the collaborative must be led by at least one SCCM member. Grant recipients will be already running, or about to start, a post ICU clinic. The participation of a variety of centers and formats is encouraged.​

Grant recipients commit to participating in an open learning network to share best practices, problems and solutions. Commitments include:

  • Sending at least one representative to an in person meeting to further define best practices for post ICU clinics
  • Collecting quality improvement data collection on patient outcomes. Each site will be responsible for deciding how to collect and track this data.
  • Submitting an end-of-year report.
  • Requiring at least one active representative to participate in monthly conference calls. These calls serve to share program models in some detail, discuss successes, and jointly brainstorm solutions to problems.

The application requires the following information.

  • Commitment statement
  • Description of the institutional context and specific local leadership team who would organize and run the clinic
  • Description of the model you will use for running a clinic and the role of team members
  • Description of plan to implement and/or expand the clinic this year
  • Description of how participation in the Thrive Post ICU Clinic Collaborative will help you succeed

These competitive applications will be reviewed by a committee of SCCM members and evaluated on the basis of the innovativeness of the model, the plausibility of success given local support, and the willingness to participate in the learning network.​​

Selected site will be notified at the end of May 2018 with plans to start the collaborative in June 2018.