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Category: Quality and Patient Safety

Spreading Quality Just in Time: Human Resources

Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses resourcing spread projects with people power. She highlights how to recruit curious and smart team members internally and externally to support success.

Emerging Strategies and Hot Topics in Hospital-Acquired Infection

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . 

Implementing the C Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

Choice of analgesia and sedation offers guidance for a medication regimen for the management of pain and agitation in critically ill adults, consistent with the PAD Guidelines recommendations.

Implementing the F Element of the ABCDEF Bundle

The F Element of the ABCDEF Bundle addresses patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Recovering from the ICU: A Survivor's Story 

Alison Clay, MD, shares her experience as an ICU survivor and her experience with post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). 

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).

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.

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).

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.

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU aim to provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize the support of the family of critically ill patients in the ICU. 

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.

SCCM Pod-144 Message from the 2011 President

Society of Critical Care Medicine president Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM, discusses her professional background and research interests during an engaging conversation that touches on cutting-edge topics, including quality of life after a stay in the intensive care unit, t...

Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU

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.

Pediatric ICU Liberation: Collaborative Members Share Their Success

ICU Liberation leaders Matthew Aldrich, MD and John Lin talk with Pediatric ICU Liberation Collaborative participants Yu Kawa and Grace Arteaga. Both submitted abstracts to the 47th Critical Care Congress highlighting their success with the ICU Liberation initiative and implem...

Gap Analysis Tool - Identification of Your ICU's Practice Differences

The Gap Analysis Tool is meant to help those implementing the Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU. The tool will help clinicians rapidly develop a bundle of recommendations tailored to the needs of a specific intensive care unit (ICU).

Early Identification of Sepsis: The Journey Since the Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections.  AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, had a unique opportunity to impact the care provided to patients with sepsis in partnership with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s (...

Sepsis Standard Work: Improving Compliance with Early Recognition and Management of Perinatal Sepsis

Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar was hosted by the CDC in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Nu...