STOP-VIRUS ICU Learning Collaborative

Join a network of intensive care units focused on improving outcomes for patients with COVID-19.

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The STOP-VIRUS Collaborative is a limited-time network of intensive care units focused on improving outcomes for patients with COVID-19. This learning collaborative will focus on interventions aimed at reducing marked variations in the outcomes of critically ill patients unexplained by demographics, comorbidities, and severity of illness.

Adult intensive care units (ICUs) participating in the COVID-19 VIRUS Registry may quailify to participate in the Society of Critical Care Medicine's new learning collaborative, Structured Team-based Optimal Patient-Centered Care for Virus COVID-19 (STOP-VIRUS). 

The collaborative will be open to 20 sites and applications are being accepted through mid-April. Participating intensive care units (ICUs) must have at least 3-6 months of COVID-19 VIRUS Registry data and be located within the United States or its Territories. There is no fee to participate. Please review the frequently asked questions (FAQ) guide to determine if your site is eligible to participate. 
 

This learning collaborative will apply and evaluate interventions aimed at reducing marked variations in the outcomes of critically ill patients unexplained by demographics, comorbidities, and severity of illness.

  • Participating ICUs will work together virtually with subject matter experts to share barriers and apply improvement tactics to address unnecessary variations in well accepted, best processes of care that may contribute to these varied patient outcomes. 

  • Participants will have access to the Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and Injury (CERTAIN) tool to aid in decision support during ICU rounds. Read More About Success with the CERTAIN Tool

This educational activity was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 1 NU50CK000566-01-00). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.