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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

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.

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.

ICU Early Mobility at UCSF Lessons Learned, Patient Benefits

An overview of the early mobility program at University of California, San Francisco that includes information about: Staffing and Equipment, Barriers to Initiating Early Mobilization, and steps for early mobilization. 

Physical Medicine and Mobility Strategies in the ICU

In this excerpt from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Critical Care Congress, leaders from the ICU Liberation initiative discuss strategies for improving outcomes and Identify strategies and barriers to guideline implementation

Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU

Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU – AACN Clinical Scene Investigator Academy Project, is the latest webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series, held in collaboration with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and Pro...

Rehabilitation Starts in the ICU

In this session from the 46th Critical Care Congress, experts in the field discuss rehabilitation in the ICU.

PADIS Guidelines and Related Articles

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU, known as the PADIS Guidelines, are an update to the 2013 Pain, Agitation, Delirium Guidelines. 

Mastering Intensive Care Podcast - Episode 33: Wes Ely - Finding out what matters to our patients

Mastering Intensive Care Podcast is a podcast focused on conversations to inspire intensive care clinicians to become the best they can be in the practice of intensive care. In episode 33, Wes Ely, MD, discusses the ABCDEF Bundle.