Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday June 29, 2006
ICU Index Spider Diagram

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Coalition for Critical Care Excellence (CCCE) has developed
The ICU Index™ (click to get more details) as a measurement tool that can be used at the individual ICU level to baseline a series of performance variables and then track progress. It look into 16 important measures and can either be approached in a regular bar chart form or as a spider diagram.

Goal is to move the said measure as much as possible inside the spider to central target. Comparing spider diagrams every few months can tell improvements in ICU in just one glance. See the diagram above. You may wish to change, add, substract measures like you can track VAP rate, LOS etc as per your local ICU need.

If you would like more information, or would like to participate in the pilot project, please email