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Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle. It can be used for intubated patients and nonintubated patients.


Behavioral Pain Scale Training Poster

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). This poster helps train clinicians on how to use the BPS Scale for intubated and non-intubated patients. It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)

Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool can be used to assess pain in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool: How to Use it in Your ICU

Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool can be used to assess pain in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). This video offers instructions on how to use the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool.


Primary Pain Management: Opioids

Pharmacology of Opiate Analgesics. This chart can be used to help treat pain for adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Nonopioid Medication Options

Pharmacology of Nonopiate Analgesics. This chart can be used to help treat pain for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Wake Up and Breathe Protocol

Wake Up and Breathe Protocol for Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SATs) and Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBTs)


Richmond-Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS)

Richmond Agitation Sedation ranks agitation and possibility for sedation. This tool can be used in the implementation of the C Bundle of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Riker Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS)

Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS) Match behavioral observations with scale descriptors. Each descriptor is matched with an agitation category.


CAM-ICU Assessment Tool 

The CAM-ICU is a delirium monitoring instrument for ICU patients in accordance with the PAD Guidelines.


CAM-ICU Flowsheet

The CAM-ICU Flowsheet can be used to assess adult ICU patients for delirium in accordance with the PAD Guidelines.


CAM-ICU Training Manual 

This is a training manual for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to use the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU). 


CAM-ICU Delirium Test

This video demonstrates the CAM-ICU Delirium screening test for intensive care patients. It is quick, noninvasive and easy to do.


Barriers to Early Mobility

Understand the barriers to early mobility in the ICU and solution strategies. Early mobility is the E Bundle of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Comparison of Three ICU Early Mobility Quality Improvement Projects

A Comparison of Three ICU Early Mobility Quality Improvement Projects. Early mobility is the E Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Daily Mobility Assessment and Treatment

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Early Mobility.


Multidisciplinary Approach to Early Mobilization in the ICU

A multiprofessional and multidisciplinary approach to implementing early mobility in the intensive care unit (ICU). Early mobility is the E Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


SCCM Pod-341 Reflections on the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Brenda Pun, DNP, RN, ACNP, about the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative.