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Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) play a crucial role in cultivating new ideas and initiatives. Submitting a strategic planning proposal is one way to engage with SCCM and be a part of its mission to improve critical care and are under way. Proposals are due by March 1, 2021.
Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) play a crucial role in cultivating new ideas and initiatives.
We have collected some frequently asked questions and helpful background information to support your efforts and allow you to generate the strongest proposals possible. We also have provided an insider’s update on improvements coming soon to the strategic planning proposal process.
Start your proposal submission
Proposals for FY 2021 are now closed. Applications for FY 2022 are due March 1, 2021
Who can submit a strategic planning proposal?
Specialty sections, SCCM committees, knowledge education groups (KEGs), and individuals can submit proposals.
Where do I start?
We are using an online submission program. Once you are logged in, you can add collaborators so others can assist with the completion of the proposal. Be sure to include your SCCM staff partner who can help you through the process from development to submission.
If you still have questions, contact SCCM Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I start?
Get started early to help cultivate and hone ideas. A face-to-face meeting during the Critical Care Congress is a great time to finalize proposals. (We think this is yet another good reason to register!)
What makes a strong proposal?
SCCM has identified several areas of need that can serve as a starting point. Proposals that address other areas can also be submitted, but focusing on the following topics will give your proposal a better chance of acceptance.
Harnessing technology to standardize data, incorporating data science and analysis of big data, and utilizing telemedicine in critical care
Addressing the evolving workforce, including the expanded critical care team (eg, advanced practice providers and physicians from noncritical care backgrounds) and the need to train, onboard, and provide professional development tools for multiprofessional providers, as well as methods to prevent and manage burnout
Ideas for quality improvement such as methods to advocate for resources from hospital administrators to address important patient care needs such as post-intensive care syndrome and implementation of the ICU Liberation bundle (A-F) and pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption (PADIS) guidelines
Knowledge and Skills
Continuously updating knowledge and skills by providing consensus statements, microlearning modules, maintenance of certification needs, and developing and disseminating innovative teaching techniques for all ICU team members
Strategies to address shortage of such resources as medications, ICU beds, and providers, particularly when the shortage impacts optimal care delivery.
How can I ensure that my proposal is aligned with SCCM’s mission?
SCCM’s mission is to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.
SCCM’s members further this mission through activities that involve diverse representation and a multiprofessional approach.
Posted: 11/8/2019 | 1 comments
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