SICU QI Wins Rebecca Kirkland Award

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit’s Quality Improvement (SICU QI) Committee and Duke medical student, Rohit Tejwani, brought home two awards at this year’s 11th Annual Duke Patient Safety and Quality Conference held on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The committee won the Rebecca Kirkland Award for “best overall project.” They also won “best poster” in the patient-centered category titled, “The Patient Voice Approach: Informing SICU Care Redesign Through Patient and Caregiver Perspectives.” Co-leaders of this interdisciplinary team include Duke Anesthesiology faculty, Drs. Nancy Knudsen and Shelly Wang, and Duke Surgery faculty, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Scales, Jr. At last year’s conference, the SICU QI committee won “best poster” in the patient safety category titled, “Improving OR to Surgical ICU Patient Handoffs.”