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Category: ICU Liberation

ICU Liberation: Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

James C. Jackson, Psy.D, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, discusses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), a condition that affects survivors of critical care illness. He defines PICS, examines how PICS affects patients and families, and identifies common ICU practi...

Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NRS)

The Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) 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.

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 Bun...

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.

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...

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).

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.

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.

Wake Up and Breath Protocol

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.