Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management
The Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the design and/or implementation of evidence-based practice which has significantly impacted clinical, operational, or fiscal outcomes within their area of responsibility. The award will be presented annually to a Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) member in good standing.
Eligibility Criteria and Submission Requirements
The nominee must meet the following criteria:
• Be an SCCM member in good standing
• Show a history of employment and be currently engaged in a clinical environment in a position of leadership as evidenced by leadership roles they have held or currently hold related to the clinical practice of critical care
• Submission of a current curriculum vitae
• Submission of a nomination letter (self-submission or by SCCM member)
• Submission of at least three letters of support from individuals from more than one institution who were involved with the activity(ies), noted above, emphasizing how the nominee has demonstrated leadership in support of the award criteria.
• Honorarium of $500.00
• A plaque
• Complimentary Congress registration (not inclusive of pre-courses, tours, etc.)
Award Selection and Criteria
A subcommittee of the Board of Regents will be established to select the award recipient. The subcommittee reports directly to the SCCM Awards Committee.
Candidates must be nominated by an SCCM member in good standing or may self-nominate for the award. The selection committee will rank all of the qualifying submissions. The nominee with the highest ranking will be selected for the award. In order that the award be meaningful, the selection committee may not present an award in a given year should it find that no candidate meets minimum criteria.
The Board recommendation will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for final review.
Criteria considered by the selection committee will include:
1) Has the nominee met all of the eligibility criteria noted above?
2) Does the submission demonstrate the nominee made a significant contribution(s) to the design and/or implementation of evidence-based practice?
3) Does the submission demonstrate the nominee has significantly impacted clinical, operational, or fiscal outcomes?
4) Does the submission demonstrate the use of the multiprofessional team in achieving the stated outcomes?
5) Does the submission demonstrate the “Learn It, Deliver It, Measure It, and Improve It” quality improvement paradigm in regular use at the institution?
6) Does the intensive care unit meet the Leapfrog Group’s ICU Physician Staffing standard (IPS)?
7) Is the nominee a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) in good standing?
Hospitals fulfilling the IPS Standard will operate adult or pediatric general medical and/or surgical ICUs and neuro ICUs that are managed or co-managed by intensivists who:
1. Are present during daytime hours and provide clinical care exclusively in the ICU and,
2. When not present on site or via telemedicine, returns pages at least 95% of the time, (i) within five minutes and (ii) arranges for a FCCS-certified physician or physician extender to reach ICU patients within five minutes.
• June 1, 2013 – Advertising of availability of award begins
• August 1, 2013 – Deadline for receipt of required submission materials
• November 1, 2013 – Award winner notified
• January 2014 - Award winner announced at awards presentation during SCCM's Annual Congress