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Key mechanisms by which post-ICU activities can improve in-ICU care: results of the international THRIVE collaboratives
HAINES, K. J., SEVIN, C. M., HIBBERT, E., BOEHM, L. M., APARANJI, K., BAKHRU, R. N., BASTIN, A. J., BEESLEY, S. J., BUTCHER, B. W., DRUMRIGHT, K., EATON, T. L., FARLEY, T., FIRSHMAN, P., FRITSCHLE, A., HOLDSWORTH, C., HOPE, A. A., JOHNSON, A., KENES, M. T., KHAN, B. A., KLOOS, J. A., KROSS, E. K., MACLEOD-SMITH, B. J., MACTAVISH, P., MEYER, J., MONTGOMERY-YATES, A., QUASIM, T., SAFT, H. L., SLACK, A., STOLLINGS, J., WEINHOUSE, G., WHITTEN, J., NETZER, G., HOPKINS, R. O., MIKKELSEN, M. E., IWASHYNA, T. J. AND MCPEAKE, J.
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Intensive Care Medicine
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Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Five key mechanisms were identified as drivers of improvement back into the ICU: (1) identifying otherwise unseen targets for ICU quality improvement or education programs—new ideas for quality improvement were generated and greater attention paid to detail in clinical care. (2) Creating a new role for survivors in the ICU—former patients and family members adopted an advocacy or peer volunteer role. (3) Inviting critical care providers to the post-ICU program to educate, sensitize, and motivate them—clinician peers and trainees were invited to attend as a helpful learning strategy to gain insights into post-ICU care requirements. (4) Changing clinician’s own understanding of patient experience—there appeared to be a direct individual benefit from working in post-ICU programs. (5) Improving morale and meaningfulness of ICU work—this was achieved by closing the feedback loop to ICU clinicians regarding patient and family outcomes.
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