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ICU Liberation (A-F)

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Simple ways to help start you on the path to quality improvement with ICU Liberation.

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) ICU Liberation campaign helps teams transform the care they provide in the intensive care unit (ICU) by giving them the necessary tools to successfully implement the PADIS guideline recommendations and the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F). The ICU Liberation campaign is a new paradigm of evidenced-based care that is delivered by the multiprofessional team.

By implementing these evidence-based interventions, teams can work to optimize pain, minimize sedation, manage delirium more effectively using nonpharmacologic interventions, promote early mobility of patients, and engage families more actively.

The ICU Liberation Bundle has been shown to improve short- and long-term outcomes for patients during their ICU stay and beyond, allowing them to not only survive, but thrive. These interventions have also been associated with a reduction in administrative costs for hospitals and third-party payors.

The ICU Liberation Bundle is unique because it can be applied to every patient, every day by the full team. Your implementation does not have to be perfect right away. Small changes make a big difference. No matter where you are in the process, SCCM can help you get to the next benchmark of quality improvement.

Here are some simple ways to help start you on the path to quality improvement.

1. Download ICU Liberation Implementation Toolkit

The ICU Liberation Implementation Toolkit provides adult and pediatric critical care teams with a variety of resources to champion and sustain bundle implementation. The toolkit contains:
  • An ICU Liberation Implementation Framework Booklet, with individual guidance for each bundle element
  • Data metrics and compliance definitions
  • A spreadsheet for data collection
  • Dashboard compliance and performance reports

 2. Purchase the new ICU Liberation Book

ICU Liberation, Second Edition

ICU Liberation, Second Edition offers practical application strategies for frontline staff to implement the ICU Liberation Bundle. The book offers strategies for effective interprofessional team-based care in the ICU, performance improvement methods, and the use of data to drive implementation of the bundle. Topics addressed in this new edition include clarifying the role sleep plays in recovery from critical illness, examining updated data collection methods, providing insight into patient and family challenges beyond the ICU, and implementing the ICU Liberation bundle in the pediatric population.

Non-Member Price: $105.00
Associate Price: $100.00
Professional Price: $90.00
Select Price: $85.00

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ICU Liberation, Second Edition, eBook

ICU Liberation, Second Edition offers practical application strategies for frontline staff to implement the ICU Liberation Bundle. The book offers strategies for effective interprofessional team-based care in the ICU, performance improvement methods, and the use of data to drive implementation of the bundle. Topics addressed in this new edition include clarifying the role sleep plays in recovery from critical illness, examining updated data collection methods, providing insight into patient and family challenges beyond the ICU, and implementing the ICU Liberation bundle in the pediatric population.

Non-Member Price: $105.00
Associate Price: $100.00
Professional Price: $90.00
Select Price: $0.00

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3. Host an ICU Liberation Course

Hosting an ICU Liberation Course provides a unique opportunity to train your staff while offering continuing education credit hours. Hosted courses combine expert-developed lectures with hands-on skill stations.

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