The Reimagining Critical Care workshop, organized by the Sextant Foundation and supported by FGI and SCCM, was held in September 2019. Ideas to meet challenges faced by ICU clinicians were developed prototyped and tested. Dr. Neil Halpern and Dr. Elizabeth Scruth were among the clinicians that participated. In March 2020 (and beyond), Dr. Halpern and Dr. Scruth were leading the fight against COVID-19; Dr. Halpern as an ICU clinician at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and Dr. Scruth helping lead telemedicine for her organization. This session will explore the challenges and resulting ideas developed at Reimagining Critical Care and will reconsider them in light of COVID-19. Then Dr. Halpern, co-author of SCCM’s seminal report Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era, and Dr. Scruth will share their experience of the ICU and tele-critical care response to COVID. Healthcare simulation experts and healthcare architects will explore how building design might make near term and long-term changes to support lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Halpern has noted that the general public doesn’t fully understand what happened on the front lines of COVID. This session serves to illuminate the picture and healthcare architecture’s response to emerging ideas.
Identify the basic principles of design thinking and process mapping
Review how FGI is evolving and how it is using design thinking and clinical expertise to improve future Guidelines content
Gain exposure to new ideas for critical care design
Have fun shaping a further research agenda for the FGI by helping to pick a best topic