This award recognizes that patients and families are an integral part of ICU care. The ICU Heroes Award is offered to an intensive care unit patient and family, in addition to the multiprofessional team that delivered the care.
Deadline and Submission
This award is not available for 2017; it will resume in 2018. The deadline to submit an application for 2018 is August 1, 2017. Questions related to this award may be directed to Adair Andrews.
Applicants are asked to submit a patient’s story (no more than 3 pages) with a focus on attention to patient- and family-centered aspects of care. The following will be considered when evaluating applications:
- Clinical Details
- Principal Diagnosis
- ICU Course
- Hospital Course
- Outpatient Course
- Final Outcome
- How does this individual’s course demonstrate multiprofessional care?
Criteria and Notification
The winning patient and ICU team leader will be awarded an “ICU hero” medal. The winning ICU as well as the patient’s family will receive a plaque that recognizes participation in the care and recovery of the patient. Complimentary travel and registration to SCCM’s Critical Care Congress also will be provided to select award recipients.