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Category: ICU Liberation

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.

An Integrated Approach to ICU Delirium Assessment, Prevention and Management 

Delirium is frequently found in critically ill adults, affecting patient outcomes both during and after the intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

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.

Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC)

Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC)

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 Flowsheet

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

CAM-ICU Assessment Tool 

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

Clinical Practice Guideline - Pain, Agitation, Delirium

A presentation from the 2012 Critical Care Congress on the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pain, Agitation, and Delirium (PAD).

Riker Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS)

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

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.

Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials: Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, and Kenneth D. Hargett, MHA, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, review spontaneous awakening trials (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) to reduce the intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) and to help improve ICU outcomes. 

Nurse-Driven Protocol for the Management of Alcohol and Polysubstance Abuse

In this session, Laurie Wilson, RN, MSN, and Christina Ycaza-Gutierrez, RN, BSN, CCRN, explore the team’s journey throughout the execution of the project and review how project implementation goals were achieved.

CDC Multi-Site Wake Up and Breathe Program

This presentation discusses strategies for implementing the PAD guidelines. It reviews the Wake Up and Breathe protocol. 

Wake Up and Breath Protocol

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

Successfully Overcoming Assessment and Treatment Challenges for ICU Pain

This webcast provides an overview of the landscape of pain assessment and pain management in ICU patients within the context of the ABCDEF bundle, and offer suggestions for interventions.

Impact of Pet Music Therapy

In this webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) Project Dispatch series, The Impact of Pet and Music Therapy on the Critically Ill, expert faculty will share their unique experiences with integrative therapies for patients and families in the ICU.

American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy and AMTA can be used as nonpharmacologic treatments for pain for patients, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Healing Touch International

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Alternative therapies can be used as nonpharmacologic treatments for pain for patients, in...

Nonopioid Medication Options

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